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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lots of new fabrics in store!!

Over the next week or so I will show you some of the latest fabrics that are in store. Last week we received 181 bolts of fabric.

Yesterday another 24 bolts arrived.. I have lots to show and tell!!

These are from the pink chocolate range circa 1875.

Why are these colours together in one range? Here is an excerpt from Windham fabrics about this range:

The origin of chocolate brown used as a predominant color in printed fabric appeared with regularity in the nineteenth century.
The color was worn by widows who had passed out of the stage of mourning, when they were expected to wear only black. The patterns used in these "mourning browns" were simple calicos, and not like the more stylized designs featured in this collection.

Later in the century brown as a color in printed fabric started moving to the forefront of European fashion. It is then that we began to see brown combined with the lively colors of red and pink emerging as a trend in Europe.

Personally, I think 1800s double pink goes with everything. Red, yellow, blue, brown. You name it and it goes with it. The popular combination of pink and brown show minimal signs of use (i.e. hides the dirt) and suits both feminine and masculine quilts.

We have fabric packs available online or in store. Choose from: fat quarter of each fabric OR fat eighth of each fabric, OR 8 assorted fat quarters from the range OR 8 assorted fat eighths from the range. Click on the link above to see even more of these gorgeously non-fattening chocolates.

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