I’ve had reproduction prints on the brain this morning, and while my personal quilting style doesn’t scream “repro”, my working here at Marcus I’ve gained an appreciation for them. So I started thinking about how I could use them beyond a Civil War quilt…I’ve always pictured them as a perfect look for decorating a den – a mix of plush pillows (complete with tassels & embellishments), upholstered valances, covered lampshades…or a great quilt for your favorite uncle. Do you use reproduction prints in “non-repro” ways? Tell us how!
— lisa s
Yes, the repros are great to mix with lots of different styles. Try mixing them with marbled fabrics, too!
I began quilting because of reproduction fabrics, Toiles de Jouy, that I picked up as scraps. I’ve always thought a quilt of reproductions doesn’t become stale or look old, because, after all, it’s dated to begin with. My friend Susan surprised me by combining repros with everything, from indigoes to African fabrics, even ’30s. No wonder her quilts look interesting.