For as long as I can remember - I have loved vintage fabrics. Usually, I would simply admire them in old quilts & in photos of those who were using them in design. But for the past few years. . . I have begun to collect them.
That's what comes in those pretty pink packages! I started by collecting vintage linens & hankies (the firstones coming from my grandmas. . . of course!) - & now I search & find them all over! The ones that come in the pink packages (which I love!) come via Royal Mail from England. (And, . . . I have to admit 0 they come on a fairly regular basis!)
Actually, I did a little Photoshop "vintaging" in the photo above. Here's more of what they actually look like. . .
Each varies from about a fat quarter size to about a yard. . . enough, though, to be used for what ever my heart desires!
(I left out the ones that are darker prints. I collect them too - because really I collect the ones that I like the design & elements on them. . . who knows how they may end up being used!?!?! :o)
In the box below are the ones that have already been pulled from the pile. . . as they are already being used for some very special projects. . . ! (yep. . . I know. . . another little 'cliffhanger" . . . but I promise that all will be revealed soon!)
With all the beautiful new fabrics out there. . . I am still drawn to these. . . I just love the history & the charm they carry with them. I guess that all the fabrics we collect - whether vintage or new - have that 'draw' to them. We love them & the draw they have for us. . . knowing that they may one day be a part of our own "works of heart"