Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide: 1800-1960

Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide: 1800-1960

by Eileen Trestain, Barbara Smith


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Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? Then this book is for you! It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing. Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are listed in this handy, easy-to-use reference guide. You'll be able to identify fabric dating from the pre-1830 era through the Second World War. Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780891458845
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Publication date: 08/15/1998
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 535,328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has always spent much of her time in art and craft pursuits. At the age of 10, her grandmother introduced her to quilting, which began a lifelong interest. She continued her interest in quilting and began to collect and study quilting patterns. With the encouragement of friends, Eileen began producing her own line of patterns under the business name of Peonies Needlework Crafts.

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Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide: 1800-1960 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jeanomario on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am a quilter and have, in recent years, taken on commissions to finish quilt tops that were made and long forgotten, left unfinished in a bag in the back of a closet. These treasures are often many decades old and my detective work involves noting the colors, patterns, and hues. This book contains clear, close-up photographs of typical fabrics, sorted by decade and grouped by color. It has been a big help in my work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best thing about Trestain's Dating Fabrics is that it's organized. It's organized chronologically, as well as by type of fabric and color of fabric. The author takes a potentially confusing subject and helps the reader keep everything straight. Also, the illustrations are beautifully clear. This is one terrific book!