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 25 2015 )


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

       ( Mar 03 2015 )

Civil War Era

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

       ( Feb 16 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.

       ( Dec 09 2014 )


Authentic reproductions of hard to find vintage solid color fabrics.

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A time of paisleys, stripes and florals.

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Cool colorations and shirting prints with small neat designs.

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

       ( Dec 26 2014 )

Quilt Gallery

Pictures taken of quilts last August

Sale & Closeouts

Last chance to get these heavily discounted fabrics.

       ( Feb 19 2015 )

Books, magazines, & Patterns

The best of the quilting books and magazines.

       ( Feb 16 2015 )


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

       ( Feb 02 2015) )

Fat Quarter Bundles, Scrap Bags, & Stash

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

       ( Sep 19 2014 )

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

       ( Feb 16 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 1999-2012

Short Notes:

I will be a vendor
at the MN Quilter's meeting Saturday March 7 at the Eagan High School Library. See you there!

New Images
from Olde America Antiques. All are great for Hot Pads.

50 wt Aurifil thread
$ 10/spool.

Minick and Simpson's ..
Austin Bluebird Sampler Kit and Thread Packet.

Simple Sampler..
from Aunt Grace.

Downstairs at
Downton Abbey...the complete line.

Ruby Short McKim..
BOM available in March. We will have the patterns as well as kits done in 1930's reproductions.


Turkey Reds!

Community c. 1840

in 3 different color ways.

Civil War Era...

25% off original Jubilee by Barbara Brackman and Toasted by Jo Morton.

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