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.

       ( Nov 27 2015 )


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

       ( Nov 27 2015 )

Civil War Era

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

       ( Oct 17 2015 )

Chintz Center Panels

Exquisite chintz panels accurately reproduced from the vintage quilts of museums and private collections.

       ( Nov 26 2014 )

Yarn Dyes

Plaids, checks, and stripes.

       ( Sep 17 2015 )


Authentic reproductions of hard to find vintage solid color fabrics.

       ( Sep 04 2015 )



A time of paisleys, stripes and florals.

       ( Nov 14 2015 )


Cool colorations and shirting prints with small neat designs.

       ( Nov 20 2015 )


The Depression Era -- pastels came into vogue with advances by the textile chemists.

       ( Nov 21 2015 )

Vintage Backgrounds

Margo's Favorite Lights

       ( Sep 17 2015 )

Sale & Closeouts

Last chance to get these heavily discounted fabrics.

       ( Nov 27 2015 )

Books, magazines, & Patterns

The best of the quilting books and magazines.

       ( Nov 21 2015 )


Fabrics that have stood the test of time. Printed stripes, double pinks, double blues/violets, and more.

       ( Oct 17 2015) )

Fat Quarter Bundles, Scrap Bags, & Stash

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

       ( Aug 15 2015 )

Whats New

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

Notions, Gifts & More

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

       ( Sep 18 2015 )

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.


105 E Fourth Street, Suite 205,   Northfield, MN 55057 USA
ph: 507-664-1447   FAX: 507-664-1448   Order-Line (within USA & Canada): 1-800-380-4611
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Copyright 1999-2015

Short Notes:

Holiday Hours...
Open Wed/Fri/Sat this week. 10- 3pm. In store special on fabrics.

Civil War Era...
Scraps or the Depression Era version.

Dargate Polychromes....
are here!! Plus Margo's Mignonettes.

Elegance 1S521C

Best Market Pattern...

Fresh new
Depression Era Florals.

From Little House on the Prairie
....Walnut Creek.

$3 off pre yard...
on Dargate Treasury big stripes.


Ruby Short McKim...
pattern and kits available for her 1930s Flower Basket Quilt.

Needles and

Need the border print for
Di's Mountmellick, Mystery Quilt? See 3S333R

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