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1930s, Vintage and Retro Shop

Some say ‘Vintage’ some say ‘Retro’, quilters can say 30s, 40s or 50s. Who cares, you know what we mean.

Fabrics in this Shop encompass the classic 1930s prints. The little florals, the cartoon or conversational prints. These fabrics are reproductions from the late 1920s to the early 1940s. They reflect two major changes in design style. The development of new fabric dyes that allowed the pretty pastel colours that are synonymous with 1930s prints and the need for ‘fun’ and ‘innocent’ designs during the trauma of the 2nd World War and its aftermath.

Vintage and retro prints cover roughly 1940-1960. The can be difficult to classify, but we have tried. Vintage – think pretty large florals and cupcakes and high tea. Retro – think geometric and kitsch. Please forgive us if we muddle the two.