QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Monday, March 26, 2018

My Oh, Scrap! Giveaway Winner


Today we announce the winners of the Oh, Scrap! eBook.
I sent in Dianne's name and email. She should be hearing from Martingale soon.

Here's a little more about the history of scrap quilt.
I included this ad for purchased scraps in the book.

1927

Quilters have long been able to buy a selection of small pieces,
Variously called Bundles, Remnants and Scraps

The book had room for only one ad but here are several more.

1933

About 1930 from Capper's Weekly

Forties or Fifties?

1933


 19th-century references:

1872, Lewiston, Maine

Marketing silk remnants for crazy quilts was a large business in the 1880s,
and probably did more than anything to contribute to the fad.






4 comments:

Susie Hoover said...

Wow! 26.5 yds for 97 cents? What a deal!

Barbara Brackman said...

Estimated, Susie, Estimated.

Mary Says Sew! said...

"Don't Worry, Be Scrappy" sounds like a logo for a t-shirt....

viridian said...

Some of us still looks for scraps and remnants. I purchase feedsack bits and peices off ebay when I can get a good price.