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Rare Vintage Sewing Fabric Calico 19th Century 24 inches Wide
Rare antique sewing fabric in yellow printed cotton calico from the 19th century; 24 inches wide. Wonderful find for a personal collection or dressing rare dolls. This fabric is 24 inches wide from selvage to selvage. It is sold by the half yard for collectors of rare fabrics or for those of you dressing an antique doll.
This is an original 19th century textile. The material is measured from selvage to selvage. It is 24 inches wide from finished selvage to finished selvage. It is 2-1/2 running yards. Being sold by the 1/2 yard. You can order the entire length or any amount by the half yard available. It is rare.
If you order more than one half yard it will be cut as one continuous piece. Please, wait for me to adjust your invoice to reduce the shipping and optional insurance.
The field is yellow. There is a small, all-over floral print in black, gray and turkey red. Note: the gray tone is achieved by having part of the block, used to print the pattern, carved deeper in some areas. (the first picture best represents the color on my monitor) Mint condition. Iconic print.
This is a very, very tiny print. The blossoms of the flowers are 1/16th of an inch across. There is a coin in the pictures for size perspective. Variations of this print have been done over the years. This is all original, over 100 years old and in mint condition.
An early machine loomed fabric, this cotton calico is part of an important textile collection.
The material has a tight weave, and unpolished finish It has it's original "sizing". Washing will soften the fabric somewhat. It has medium weight, is firm and smooth. It washes very well.
It is MINT, clean, ready to use. There may be a slight odor of moth balls. It has been carefully stored for many decades. Color will need to be "set" before using. It's easy to do and I will include instructions with your order.
For a textile collector this is a special find. For a quilter or quilt restorer, this fabric is the ULTIMATE!
It is from the estate of a life long quilter and textile collector. In 35 years I have never seen such a wide range of material and textiles. It has been wonderful going through this woman's collection.
If you EVER wanted to have historically correct colors in your "new", quilt or clothing, to dress your antique doll, or home furnishings this is the fabric for you. It would be a wonderful addition to a collector's portfolio of important textiles.
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