Perhaps you’ve experienced a shiver down your spine when you find a vintage fabric; you just know it’s old and the real thing at first glance.
About the Author: Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town outside Grand Rapids, Michigan. 0891458840 American Quilter's Society spiral-bound hardcover, 1998, unused and carefully stored, No marks/creases or other defects (New); We will bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking. Fabric identification without the aid of selvage markings, provenance or an expert can be tricky. But there are clues to put you somewhere in the ballpark.Often width, color, design, weave and appearance can be good indicators. Rich chocolate brown (think the color of a milk chocolate bar, hence the alternate name ‘Hershey’ brown) was often paired with white in quilts. In fact, that segment of the Victorian period is often referred to as “the brown years” because of the prominence of browns in paints and fabrics.