What People Make with the Fabric I sell – Quilts & Tweed Hearts by Lorraine.

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Over the last few years Lorraine has been buying mixed bundles of fabric from me, making unusual and interesting things with it. Here are some of the finished products which she makes and sells at her local craft fairs in the Cotswolds.

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Beautifully finished padded hearts often scented with rosewater made using different designs of tweed and liberty prints.

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Cosy cushions using 1950’s basket weave cotton and unusual edging and a great children’s quilt in a farming theme.

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Wonderful stuff.. I look forward to seeing what else this talented needlewoman will produce.

Further information about Vintage Fabric can be found at the links below.


Ideas for using Vintage Fabric – Patchwork Chairs


It take relatively little fabric to cover a chair so can be an inexpensive way of updating your living space if you have the time and patience. One of my first ever upholstery projects was covering an old wooden chair in Laura Ashley patchwork pieces for our first flat in the 1970’s.. I still have that chair in the spare room though rather faded and worn now I still can’t bear to throw it out.


Patchwork chairs such as this arm chair covered in vintage floral cottons look so cosy. I love the way that the patchwork has been even extended to the chair legs.




Another comfy armchair with patchwork and wonderful applique work.


Beautifully finished in button back design.



Elegant dining chairs in quality patchwork designs.


The seaside colours of these sweet little painted chairs would look great in a beach hut.




I have several lots of patchwork bundles in various weights such as



or this cotton chintz bundle.




Further information about Vintage Fabric can be found at the links below.

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My Vintage Fabric Stash

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Bundles of fabric from my collection.

This one include several spotted fabrics, the green in silk, the navy rayon and the bottom one cotton.  1940’s  fabrics  inc early Liberty silk  and 50’s crepe.


The one below has some lovely pieces of 1940’s rayon and cotton, French toile and old Liberty checked silk.IMGP0260aa

This pile is made up of cotton an rayon orange and pink shades includes William Morris ‘golden lily’ and a Laura Ashley cotton interiors fabric


Several 1950’s and 60’s pieces here, including, barkcloth and basket weave both popular at the time.


I have used this pile as my logo for a while now, it has some great William Morris prints on linen and cotton as well as  a piece by Pat Albeck a well know designer in the 1960’s.


Further information about Vintage Fabric can be found at the links below.

What People make with the fabric I sell – Vintage-Patch on Facebook

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I first discovered Vintage-Patch through my business facebook page. It was suggested that I  use facebook  as a way of showing more people the fabric I had available. I have found it a great way to meet like minded people who are also spreading the word about their crafts or products.


Vintage-Patch was one such interesting company, specializing in unusual elbow patches, pockets and  appliques made from vintage, reclaimed and vintage inspired new fabrics. They kindly forwarded photos of patches made using vintage fabric bought from me.  Shown below on a grey sweater.


As well as making patches Vintage-Patch has introduced pockets to liven up tops and  t-shirts. There is a great tutorial on their website blog  with easy to follow instructions showing  how to attach patches and pockets.


What People Make with the Fabric I Sell – Fiona’s Patchwork Cushion

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Fiona is the founder of ‘The Sewing Directory’ a website for all those who are into sewing. What a great site she has, an easy to use website with ‘how to’ guides, reviews and interviews as well as adverts for suppliers.  I discovered it while looking to promote my own website and business Vintage Fabric and decided to have regular adverts.

Fiona was tempted by the 1950’s and 60’s fabric bundles I had on my site. She wanted to make a present for her Mum with fabrics from the time she was born. What a great idea..

The cushion front ..

..and the finished cushion, what a lovely job, the colours go very well together. I’m sure Fiona’s Mum will be delighted.

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What People make with the Fabric I Sell – Vicky Trainor, Vintage Inspired Textile Designs.

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Vicky Trainor is a textiles, surface designer and craft maker who makes a variety of vintage inspired stationery from her studio. She works with brides, tea ladies, photographers, businesses, commercial greeting card companies and creative groups.

This lovely cushion brooch uses a variety of Liberty cotton lawn fabrics, such as  found in these  Liberty fabric bundles. Liberty designs are perfect for work such as this as often the patterns are small scale and the cotton lawn fabric is so fine and light to work with. Liberty of London are internationally recognized as leaders in fine cotton dress fabrics which they have been making since the 19th Century.

This vintage Sanderson cotton fabric is a design called  small wonder  from 1981  and  is perfect for showing off Vicky’s  pretty floral brooch made from a variety of  buttons and vintage fabrics including Liberty and Sanderson.

More vintage Sanderson fabric is being used here as background for linen labels. The design is Little Chelsea in soft blue and pink colours.

Vicky is a busy lady who writes  interesting blogs about her business and life in general,  her  facebook page  has lots of interesting links to her blogs and Etsy shop.