Friday, January 27, 2017

Flashback Friday: Neat Stripes


 Barbara Brackman talks about one of our favorite, timeless prints on today's session of Flashback Friday!

Neat Stripes

Stripes are a classic print with a lot of variety. Small, simple stripes were often referred to as "Neat Stripes" a century or more ago.
Cactus Flower block, about 1850. Two stripes better than one.

A neat stripe can be the background or the featured fabric, depending on its personality.
Portrait from about 1880. 

Neat stripes were quite the fashion for quilts and clothing after the Civil War, up into the 20th century.
Quilt from about 1880 in madder-style stripes.

You know how careful we all are at matching stripes? If you're going for a period look, don't worry so much!

Are you ready to try Neat Stripes for your next project? Check out some of the great prints that Fat Quarter Shop has in stock now to help you achieve this look! (Click photos to shop!)
  
  
  



2 comments:

Stephanie @Quilt'n Party said...

Is this permission to allow our stripes to go all willy nilly? I don't know if I can handle that...

Barbara Brackman said...

Yes. Most of us just can't do it. But it certainly makes a reproduction scrap
quilt look authentic.