How To Collect Vintage Quilt Fabric
If you want to make vintage quilts or just want to have them on hand, learn how to collect vintage quilt fabric. Old quilts are wonderful relics made with care. To re-create the great look of vintage quilts or to use the vintage quilt fabric for other purposes, like making pillow tops or framing small pieces of quilts, it's necessary to find the quilt fabric in the first place.
To collect vintage quilt fabric, you will need:
- Computer with internet access
- Transportation to shop locally in your area
- Search the internet. Many online retailers sell vintage quilt fabric such as websites like eBay and Sharon's Antiques. These sites have yardage of vintage fabric for sale. EBay has individual sellers. Sharon's Antiques has vintage fabric on hand for sale.
- Visit retail antique stores. Antique store owners and sellers of antiques often search for vintage linens like quilts to sell in their shops. The better the condition of the vintage quilt fabric, the higher the price will be. Some antique stores have wish lists at the counter. Register your name, email address, and the fact that you are looking for vintage quilt fabric. The antique store will contact you if they make a find.
- Shop at estate sales. When elderly people die, the family often holds an estate sale. The entire contents of the house is sold and that sometimes includes vintage quilts.
- Go to thrift stores. Some thrift stores get donations from people who no longer want items that may have belonged to an elderly person. These items can include vintage quilts. Check the linens area of thrift stores where the bedspreads and blankets are displayed. It's possible to find vintage quilts in various conditions. The entire quilt may not be intact but sometimes the fabric can be salvaged to use for your own projects.