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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Feb 23 2024 :  7:45:38 PM  Show Profile
Thought I would share this bit of sewing trivia with everyone…

I always assumed that pre-1960’s fabric by the yard was 36” but I was unaware that it was 30” until the 2930’s..

As for nylon zippers, I new they came into popularity around the mid 1960’s…





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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Feb 23 2024 :  8:47:29 PM  Show Profile
I remembered when I was first married I bought some fabric that was 26 inches. Very early 60s. They must have had that fabric sitting around in the back room for along time. It was seersucker and I made star quilt blocks with it. At least I tried to.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple

Edited by - StitchinWitch on Feb 23 2024 8:48:09 PM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Feb 24 2024 :  01:35:40 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Interesting! Thanks for the trivia.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Feb 24 2024 :  12:28:29 PM  Show Profile
Oh Judith… seersucker fabric was my favorite go to fabric in the mid-late 1960’s…
I still love it but it is nearly impossible to find except in antique stores or on eBay- Etsy…
Give me a pink/orange plaid seersucker fabric sun dress and I am in hog-heaven!

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
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Posted - Mar 03 2024 :  08:30:20 AM  Show Profile
Wow! I haven't used seersucker for years! Always loved that material. Haven't seen it forever. Given enough time, I'm sure they will bring it back....

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Mar 03 2024 :  11:49:45 AM  Show Profile
It was so good for sundresses and summer jammies

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2024 :  12:10:31 PM  Show Profile
And sun dresses for little girls not to mention a matching dress for mama..
:>)

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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