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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Drunkard's Path blocks.......

I'm still sewing the Drunkard's Path blocks made from the Marcia Derse fabric scraps.  I have all of the 3.5" ones sewn and have now started on the 7" ones.



Several people yesterday questioned why I want my Philip Jacobs fabrics in numerical order.  If you have been a long time reader of my blog you have seen this photo before.  It is just 2 of the boxes of Kaffe Fassett fabric in numerical order.  If you are fairly new to Kaffe and Philip fabrics you may not know that there are collectors of their fabrics and the earliest numbers go for $30+ per yard and are only sold by the fat quarter on ebay.  I have several people who contact me to see if I have yardage of some of the early numbers and they pay me big bucks for them.  It is certainly easier to find them when they are in numerical order.  I use the valuable ones too; I don't just collect them.  I have every Kaffe fabric except #5 and I have most of the Philip Jacobs fabrics too.  I'm sure some of you have favorite designers too and you probably have large collections of their fabric lines.  Even though I will mix these fabrics into other groups in my quilts, I still like them stored separately.....and in numerical order.

13 comments:

MontyBear said...

Thank you for the explanation of ordering fabrics.

SandraC said...

Hmmm, I've recently become a collector of TulaPink fabrics and have started to wonder how to store them....this might be the way! Thanks!

dls said...

Wanda, love your organization.....you ROCK, girl!

Hedy Hahn said...

I have a huge collection of vintage fabrics from the 30's. My goal is to iron them neatly and either start using them or sell them. I had one woman ask me if I would sell them 'cheaply' and I said NO. I hope to store them as nice as you have the Kaffe.

Debbie said...

Thank you for this information. I never knew that about Kaffe fabrics and the numbering. I started collecting them about 6 years ago (when I first started quilting) and I did not realize that some have become collectible. I store them separately (I do that with my Marcia Derse, too). However, most of my stash is 1/2 yard cuts and the selvedge isn't always markedIs there a way to find out which are more valuable?

imquilternity said...

I find this phenomenon quite interesting. I saw it happen with the first Amy Butler fabrics (which can hardly be given away now) too. I, also, have all the Kaffe and Phillip Jacobs fabrics and quite recently sold lots and lots of them to my quilting friends for $9/yard. I would never have thought to ask for more and yet I see it happening all the time. I guess if someone contacted me and offered me a high price (as has happened with you), I wouldn't turn it down. That's a whole different story than soliciting for it. I've seen Tula Pink fabrics selling as high as $100+ per yard on Instagram. I know people are entitled to spend their money in the way they see fit, but is any fabric really worth $100+ a yard? I guess I just don't get it!! :)

JustGail said...

Interesting on the fabrics being collectible. I guess it shouldn't surprise me though, almost anything can become collectible once it's no longer made and then people want it, whether just to have or to use.

Is there a dictionary (what do you call where you can see all of them?) of all the Kaffe Fassett fabrics somewhere? Just as with batiks, I never really paid much attention to them until a few years ago. OTOH, maybe ignorance is bliss as to what I missed out on :-)

Alice Turcotte said...

Thank you. Very interesting. I joke sometimes that I'm more of a fabric collector than a quilter.

Julie in WA said...

Thanks for answering the question! Very interesting to learn something new!

Vicki W said...

Wow, that's interesting. I had no idea about the Kaffe and Philip fabrics. I learned something new today!

Pamela S. said...

That is fascinating about your storage system! What is the name of #5 fabric and description (the one you don't have). Is it Kaffe or Philip Jacobs? If you post that info someone who follows you may have it or see it online for sale and let you know ~

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to know what the #5 Kaffe fabric is. I have lots of fabrics from his first couple collections, much of it bought on sale and hope to use it in my own quilts one day. Who knows maybe I have enough of that #5 to spare a bit.

Barbara Wellman said...

I have a large fabric vault that is sorted by color but I have three exceptions. Kaffe, &Jinny Beyer are stored as their own collections and Kona Cotton Solids are stored by color also just on their own shelf. I had to laugh that I'm not the only one to have separate collections. I use my collections too but I like the fact that I know if I want to make a quilt with just Kaffe its easy to grab.