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Dating Fabrics A Color Guide 1950-2000 by Eileen Trestain

Dating Fabrics book review
Written by quilt appraiser Eileen Trestain, Dating Fabrics provides an excellent reference for dating old fabrics and quilts. Eileen presents an extensive library of fabric swatch photos, grouping them into 20- to 30-year periods based on when the fabric was produced. She introduces each dated group with the history of fabric production in that period, as well as a description of the textile colors, fabric print styles, and quilt styles that were popular then. Following the introduction for each dated group are 30 or so pages of swatch photos, organized by color. The fabric photos give you a feel for
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