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lee-lee ess.
« on: February 08, 2008 07:52:11 PM »

I'm sure it's probably a hopeless search, but I thought some of you might be able to give me a few ideas.  The people here on craftster generally are pretty amazing!  I'm looking for a particular fabric (picky, I know, please forgive me!  I do have a reason!) and since I'm definately a beginner, I'm at somewhat of a loss.

(Please excuse the quality of my poorly scanned and cropped picture, here.  I tried to lighten it up some, but it didn't help much.)

The only thing I really know about it is that the fabric was probably made in the 70's or 80's... and that the came in these panels with the deer on them.. (I don't even know if that's the correct term?).. and I think the long strips you see were with it as well.

I have scoured through quite a few vintage/repro fabric sites, to no avail, but I was hoping you might be able to give me any favorite sites you may have.  Or maybe even suggestions on search words, or where to find stores, anything really!  I'd really, really love to find this fabric... though I doubt it's going to happen.  A girl can still dream!

Thanks in advance for any help at all, I really do appreciate it!   Smiley

(Oh, and if this is the wrong place for this, I'm sorry!)
« Last Edit: February 08, 2008 07:53:35 PM by lee-lee ess. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008 07:06:01 AM »

The best place to start for fabric searches IMHO is quiltshops.com.  Ebay and Etsy are great places to search for vintage fabric.

Here is what I've found so far.

« Last Edit: February 09, 2008 07:12:23 AM by funda62 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

SAHM to two lovely girls
Fabric http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5067061.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008 11:00:08 AM »

This looks very much like a pillow or cushion panel fabric. I have something simelar to the one posted in the last post.
lee-lee ess.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008 07:11:03 PM »

Thanks for the links, they're close.  I may have to settle for something along those lines.  Thanks for the quiltshops.com link, too.  I didn't know about it, and I can see it being a pretty valuable tool.

And thanks goldy, I'll try to start using those as my search terms too. 

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008 03:17:27 AM »

definitely a panel fabric - there were TONS of them in the late seventies - early eighties like that - my mother had a very similar set, except with canada geese and ducks. You might try phoning some local consignment shops and just tell them what you're looking for - they may be able to keep an eye out for you as well.
lee-lee ess.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008 06:08:32 PM »

hmm... I hadn't thought of that.  Thanks for the tip!!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008 07:08:26 PM »

Also, if your local Wal-Mart still carries fabric you may want to check there for something similar.  They almost always have several panel fabrics for sale.

SAHM to two lovely girls
Fabric http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5067061.
lee-lee ess.
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008 03:52:14 PM »

Thanks again, funda62.  I'll have to check Wal-Mart next time I get around to going back home... they still have fabric there.
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