An online source of cotton reproduction fabric for costuming and quilting.  Fabric of time periods 1775 to 1950, including the Civil War and Depression Eras.  Consulting for costumers/historic homes. Custom sample sets available .

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A variety of finished looks block prints to sophisticated European-style prints.

       ( Feb 28 2018 )


An era of applique quilts; sparkle colors from new mineral dyes; large squiggles, vines, & ombre stripes.

       ( Mar 19 2018 )

Civil War Era

Indigo blue, shades of red plus dull lavenders and many browns.

       ( Jan 27 2018 )


A time of paisleys, stripes and florals.

       ( Mar 17 2018 )


Cool colorations and shirting prints with small neat designs.

       ( Sep 09 2017 )

Historical Papers

Antique fabric patterns printed on paper

       ( Jan 18 2018 )

Yarn Dyes

Plaids, checks, and stripes.

       ( Jan 31 2018 )


Authentic reproductions of hard to find vintage solid color fabrics.

       ( Nov 25 2017 )

       ( Dec 31 1969

Sale & Closeouts

Last chance to get these heavily discounted fabrics.

       ( Mar 17 2018 )

Chintz Center Panels

       ( May 27 2017 )


The Depression Era -- pastels came into vogue with advances by the textile chemists;
( Dec 22 2017 )


Fabrics that have stood the test of time. Printed stripes, double pinks, double blues/violets, Mid 19th C designs and colors, and more.
       ( Feb 24 2018 ) )

Fat Quarter Bundles, Scrap Bags, & Stash

Always worthwhile to have in your stash for just that little piece you need

       ( Feb 12 2017 )


Books, magazines, & Patterns

The best of the quilting books and magazines.

       ( Mar 19 2018 )

Notions, Gifts & More

Gift certificates in attractive fabric envelopes, fabric programs, sample sets, and useful notions

       ( Jan 20 2018 )

Quilt Kits

Do you have the urge to quilt.. ..right now? We have done the selecting and coordinating of fabrics for you. Great for both beginners and experienced quilters.



Whats New

Want to see the latest fabrics and items we have added to our website?

105 E Fourth Street, Suite 205,   Northfield, MN 55057 USA
ph: 507-664-1447   Order-Line (within USA & Canada): 1-800-380-4611
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Copyright 1999-2016

Short Notes:

Free Hand Applique..
class. In store 10- noon Saturday March 24, April 28

Susannah from Williamsburg Foundation.

Karen Styles...

Maling Road...
Di Ford


Garden...from Liberty Fabrics.

1865-1885...Green, Yellow,

Super fun....
Clasp Purse bags.

Washington Street...Antebellum

New images
for your sewing fun. Great for bags or sewing machine covers

Dramatic border print..
bouquet and packed floral for Cut Out Chintz...Romance

Dressgoods...Franklin serpentine stripe

Victoria and Albert
Museum....William Morris

Quilt Market...
I found great new repros. New EARly Sampling program.

Swatch Book

Brimfield Block...
Papers and Templates available. Pink chintz used in my Instagram 1S747P

Pheasants under Palm Tree.

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