Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Stash #204 - Vintage Fabrics

A Piece of Cloth - Images from RPQ on Instagram 
Early October my sister and I set out on a short road trip to A Piece of Cloth in Fyansford, Victoria (a suburb of Geelong - and about an hour from Melbourne CBD by car). A Piece of Cloth is a vintage and antique textile sourcing business with fabrics and quilt tops sourced internationally and for sale directly from the studio or online.


Our visit to the studio was very interesting and the store owner was knowledgeable and informative; happy to share all that she knew about the history of feedsack fabric and their use over the many decades.  I picked up a very nice selection of vintage fabrics in various sizes.  

*the bottom fabric (floral fabricwith blue background) is also a "new to my stash" feedsack fabric, but was purchased from an Etsy store.

My favorite purchases from our day trip are these gorgeous blue prints, they're so unique and despite their age the colors are still vibrant. Some of my fabrics needed a wash (and some a long soaking) but all have survived my challenging cleaning regime and are now ready for use.  We had such a great day that I am sure we will venture out to A Piece of Cloth again.


Completely unrelated to our day trip and purchased from LittleTeaWagon (Etsy Store) are these vintage pillowcases.  Again these are in great condition (perhaps the colors are gently faded), arrived freshly laundered, and ready for some sewing action.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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13 comments:

  1. Oh great finds! LOVE the blue prints especially too!! :)

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  2. So cool. They could easily pass for contemporary fabrics!

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  3. Hi.. I just read through that you wash prior to piecing. have you always done so? Would you get a good effect from washing post quilting? what are your thoughts on this?

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  4. lovely selection of fabrics, if I ever get out to Melbourne again I will try to visit this shop, my sister lives in Melbourne too.

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  5. Great finds..not something we would ever see here in little old NZ !!!! Linda

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  6. Thanks for sharing your great find. Might pop this on my summer day trip list.

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  7. Orange and pink are the happiest of colors together! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. They are all so gorgeous! I see several that I love!

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  9. What is your cleaning regime for vintage fabrics? I am trying to salvage some sun bonnet quilt squares.

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  10. This place definitely looks worth a visit next time I'm in Geelong. I never knew it existed!

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  11. What a great find enjoy your goodies

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  12. Love love all of these...... I, also, was wondering how to wash old fabric. Your whites are so white!

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  13. I'm jealous. I love love these fabrics. So cute.

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