“Are reproduction fabrics going away?”
“I’ve heard that I should start hoarding my repro prints because less are being produced…is that true?”
In the past week or so, we’ve been hearing the whispers, and had these very questions from consumers. Rest assured, and allow us to explain: For some time, there had been many new players in the reproduction area, secondary sources who were offering the look in addition to the more established reproduction fabric manufacturers like Marcus. We believe that what you’re seeing is a retreat from reproductions by these secondary sources, as their attention now turns to more contemporary looks in the wake of the “modern” category. So, while it does seem as though fewer of these prints are available, you can be assured that for those of us in the industry whose strength has always been the reproduction & historical fabrics, you’ll continue to see our finest efforts in your local quilt shops.
Speaking of fine quality repro fabrics, remember that our Just Judie quilt competition is in full swing, and entries are due by July 31, 2013…
P.S. And yes, we do believe you should continue to collect the fabrics you love, from Judie Rothermel to Paula Barnes and more!
Well, we’re relieved that you are all relieved ; ) And we’re eagerly awaiting you JUST JUDIE entries, too! Remember, they’re due on or before JULY 31!!
What a relief to know!! You can be sure this customer will always find her way to the Marcus fabrics! Judy and Paula have been my favorites for years!! I don’t honestly know how I could quilt without my reproductions. Thank you for letting us know this great news!
So happy to hear this. Huge Judy fan here! Thanks for clearing that up.
Thanks for clearing that up. I had heard the same thing about repros going by the wayside, but my Marcus rep cleared up the issue for me by telling me that as long as there is Marcus there will be repros. Our Shoppe is mainly 19th century repros and we love them. Glad they will still be around! Thanks.