Friday, December 11, 2009

Repro fabric glamor shot

I've been waiting for the fabrics in Judie Rothermel's Civil War Tribute line for a l-o-n-g time. A lot of these beauties were first printed as part of her Civil War I group and I started a quilt with them many years ago. They were the subject of one of those frantic fabric hunting expeditions because the group was not a current line and I had decided that no other fabrics would do for that quilt. Are those fabric companies diabolical? They limit the printing and turn fabrics into "collectors items." I admit it; I fall for it every time. Anyway, I now have to dig out that partially completed top and introduce it to its new siblings. Reproducing these is like fabric clones. At last, I have them.

I just had to share the fat quarter stack in all its beauty. I got these from Z&S Fabrics (which has a 10% off everything site-wide sale this weekend) and they were as reasonably priced as 50 quality fat quarters can be. Plus, they have a really clever way of folding them together and they are tied with a very usable strip of fabric from the same collection. I think I'll use them as sewing room decor for awhile. If you are ever looking for bundles of fat quarters, I urge you to shop around. I looked at a lot of sites for this group and the price varied between $100 and $142 for the same number!
P.S. I do not have any connection with this business other than being a very satisfied customer.

7 comments:

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Taryn
I will be very interested when you compare old with new. I purchase the FQ range tooo and must admit to be a little dissapointed with the printing process used. The colour seems to sit on the top like the Sturbridge Calicos Fabric does not have the same hand. Let me know your opinion.
Have a great Day
Cheers
Lynne
BTW Love the colours that is not an issue but wonder if the colour sitting on the surface will rub off?

Kathie said...

oh I love this line too !!!
when I get a fat quarter bundle from them I hate to unfold it!
just love looking at it at least for a day or two :)
kathie
any idea what you will use them for????

Una said...

I'd love to see your quilt top in the works. I have some of the fabrics as well - from old. Nice to see them having a renaissance. Take care, U

Carol said...

I ordered that bundle too...I always love the way Z&S folds their fat quarter bundles...I don't want to undo it.

Rita said...

I purchased a few Z&S fabric bundles at the Lancaster Quilt Show last year and they are so pretty, you hate to take the set apart. It must take a lot of time to put them together.

Lori said...

I love bundles!! Reproductions in a pretty stack are so hard to use......but look out when you open them up! What fun!!
I've ordered from Z&S too and have always had great service and terrific prices.

Tricia Anne said...

Hello.
I am a new follower of your blog as of today. :o) I have really enjoyed my visit and did not want to risk loosing your location! :o) I look forward to many more visits. (I am a newby at quilting.)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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