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America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890: 8 Reproduction Quilt Projects: Historic Notes and Photographs; Dating Your Quilts [Paperback]

Barbara Brackman
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April 1, 2010 1571202552 978-1571202550 illustrated edition
Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

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America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890: 8 Reproduction Quilt Projects: Historic Notes and Photographs; Dating Your Quilts + Making History: Quilts & Fabric from 1890-1970 + Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide: 1800-1960
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing; illustrated edition edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571202552
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571202550
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Higly recommend this book for fabric or quilt collectors September 13, 2004
Format:Paperback
Barbara describes her book as soft on fabric science and high on the how-to of making choices, choosing fabrics and quilt styles appropriate to a time period. The antique and reproduction swatches are large and clear. Barbara brings her considered opinions, research, and years of experience to each subject she discusses.

This book is probably a better choice than her classic "Clues in the Calico" (and it's updated some of the information too) for the individual just starting to learn about textile history because it is less dense in terms of text and details, but it is by no means shallow for those entrenched in textile history.

Throughout the book, there are what I call, Barbara's signature vignettes. These are those wonderful still life pictures of colorful combinations of antique fabrics, daguerreotypes, ephemera, sewing tools, bonnets and clothing and everyday household décor found in 19th century homes. In fact, she has included many photographs depicting dresses and textiles. Brief personal quotes from old diaries, letters, and other historical writings are scattered throughout the book, as are reproduction quilts made by outside contributors to the book. I really appreciate her putting dates, specific when possible, a narrow range when not, with the photos, quotes, quilts and fabrics.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book March 24, 2005
Format:Paperback
I really like the layout on this book - full color pages of historical fabric swatches on the left pages, and comparison reproduction print swatches on the right. Wonderful book for anyone wishing to glean a good understanding of what historical prints look like and how they evolved.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brackman/america's printed fabric 1770-1890 September 16, 2005
Format:Paperback
what a wonderful resource book for anyone who is interested in fabric/fiber arts.

i'm a quilter who likes to create quilts with a flair from yesterday. this book not only helps me to be closed in my interpretation of that time, it does guide me through the decision which colors have been more used than others. the contents/pictures are very clear and the instructions to recreate some of the quilts are outstanding. i would give this book 6 stars!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting; I could not put it down. May 13, 2009
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Comprehensive and enjoyable. Just what I wanted for reference in creating my Civil War Quilts. I have had a very hard time finding this book and at last I have a copy. I highly recommend this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890 June 29, 2006
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This book gives a very good compressive over view of fabrics in a certain time frame. While I bought it for reference I discovered it is quite enjoyable just to read. I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in fabrics. It would be especially useful to a beginning fabric aficionado.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Barbara's best.... May 3, 2012
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Yes, this book is one of Barbara Brackman's best books. I have all of her books and find this one to be of her usual top-notch quality for very interesting facts about fabric, and also patterns. Her books have never disappointed me in any way. It's just a pleasure to read them, even if you are not interested in the great history notes. The photographs are supreme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Barbara B. book November 29, 2007
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This is a very informative quilt history book with fantastic, close-up photos of fabric. This will be a great addition to your Barbara Brackman collection. I had mine laminated and spiral bound!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great for historical accuracy
The fabric examples are clear, colors are documented as used by time period. There are even quilt designs based on period quilts. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lauren
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Customer
Very satisfied. Exactly what I was hoping for. Will be an interesting read once I get to sit down with it and a cup-a.
Published 11 months ago by L. Brouse
5.0 out of 5 stars America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890
This is an excellent resourse book if you are trying to date fabric of a given time period. The historical information is very interesting to read also.
I just love this book. Read more
Published 23 months ago by D. V. Harrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Spotlight on Reproductions
I like the book--it's full of pretty pictures of quilts. The author goes into a lot of detail about printing and dyeing methods through the 19th century, and shows quite a few... Read more
Published on September 7, 2009 by Caroline Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Brackman Hit
An invaluable resource for the quilt historian ,conservator or just an interested quilter. The illustrations helped me to identify fabric by period,style and color. Read more
Published on April 2, 2007 by Joan Badami
4.0 out of 5 stars America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890: 8 Reproduction Quilt Projects:...
This is a good resource for the history of textiles with the purpose of dating quilts or construction of period correct clothing and quilts.
Published on January 11, 2007 by J. Mewes
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for the Fabric historian
If you love fabric and history, you must add this to your library! The photos are out of this world.
Published on February 16, 2005 by L. Carey
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