What Is Vintage Fabric?
Are you asking what is vintage fabric? Vintage fabric is any fabric made before 1970. The older and rarer the piece of fabric the more costly the fabric or item. Vintage pieces of fabric are being sold in volume such as inches, feet and yardage. Pieces of fabric being sold include car upholstery fabric, upholstery fabric, drapery, quilting, and clothing fabric. Constructed pieces of vintage fabric being sold include hankies, kitchen dish cloths, feed sacks, pillows, clothes, and aprons. Fabrics commonly being sold are cottons, twilled cotton, silk, and barkcloth.
Drapery and upholstery vintage fabric is being sold in various lengths and widths. Florals to abstract pieces of vintage fabric are being sold on line at premium cost and selling out. Reproduction or retro fabrics meant to look vintage are selling for about one tenth the cost. Cotton pieces of geometric vintage fabric from the 1930's to 1950's are being sold by the yard. Vintage kitchen cloth is in demand. Tea or dish towels are selling for twelve to forty dollars per towel. Vintage feed sacks are rare and in high demand. Price is dependant on the print on the feed sack itself as well as the year the sack was made. These are used by quilters, crafters or collectors. Vintage fabric ethnic needle work pillows are highly sought after. On line sites are asking $550.00 for these embroidered silk pillows. Vintage fabric aprons in dress style are selling on line in various fabrics. Prices for these dress style aprons start at 22.50.