Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dream On Me...



Moda has come out with a repo vintage sheet fabric line.. not quite sure how I feel about it....on the one hand it is kind of cool. On the other it eliminates the thrill of thrifting and hunting.  Which may be good for those people who have a hard time finding vintage sheets where they live. Also, the fabric will never be as soft as washed vintage sheets.   Now that I have had my say... What do you think??


I see some of that I have..

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23 comments:

Brenda said...

I'm with you. It's very lovely, but it's not the real thing.

Libby said...

I SO agree with you!! That fabric line is beautiful!! I will more than likely buy some of it (alot of it)
But...Part of the beauty of vintage sheets is the thrill of the hunt and find! and the feel of those old sheets is wonderful!! I don't have much luck finding sheets around here and I think that makes them more special!

The Finicky Frog said...

Hmmm...not sure. I think I would still purchase these fabrics just because they're pretty. However, I've really enjoyed searching for vintage sheets. It's like the most fun scavenger hunt ever!

God Bless,
Heather

Nikki said...

Hmm. Well, I love Moda. I love the feeling of their fabric. It's never thin. Vintage sheets are... They won't be smelly, either...

I think I'm happy aboult it!

Crystal said...

I love the look of vintage sheets but hate sewing with them. They're often thin and not 100% cotton...they feel flimsy and my sewing machine doesn't like them.

I'm so, so, SO excited to have vintage sheet patterns available on high quality cottons. It's a dream come true!

Lisa said...

It doesn't feel right, but as someone who has three large containers of vintage sheets I'm spoiled. Still, somehow it's not the same is it?

Lisa
thethriftgift.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

I know I will purchase some. Probably just some prints that I love and cannot seem to find. However, I will have a hard time justifying the cost of $10/yd vs. $4/3 yds....
This is great for people who love the look but are grossed out by the thought of used (eww.. ;) ) sheets. I also know some people hate the way the vintage ones smell when ironing them. You know that funky old lady smell the poly blends give off.

I love the idea but don't know that I will be buying too much of it. I do find the whole concept hilarious for some reason.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Since I don't have the knack for hunting down vintage sheets, this fabric line looks great to me! I love the colors and since it's Moda, I know it will be soft and wonderful.

MGM

qltmom9 said...

Oooo...I would love to play with it, but I can afford sheets, and can't afford that. I think I would actually prefer the 100% cotton. Hey, ask Moda if they'll let you do a giveaway for it. LOL!

Lucy~

GaMtnScrap said...

I like it! As much as I look and hunt for vintage sheets, there's just not many available around me, so I become so discouraged. So many wonderful projects to make and no vintage sheets to use! So, whereas this I know won't be the same, it'll be nice to get some projects done instead!

GaMtnScrap said...

I like it! As much as I have looked, vintage sheets are just so hard to find around my area so I become very discouraged sometimes. I have so many great ideas and projects I want to get busy with but no vintage sheets to use! So, whereas I know this wouldn't be the same, it would be nice to finally get some projects going! Oh, I will certainly keep looking for and getting the vintage sheets when I can, but this will be nice to work with during those long periods in between!

Karen said...

I was conflicted also when I saw these fabrics.I was wondering when someone was going to come out with this line.
I own a TON of new or newish vintage sheets all from my amazing thrift store...I've had to stop buying them...I'm begining to look like a hoarder. Probably wouldn't buy this line as it looks a lot like what I already have....btw LOVE UR BLOG!!!

liniecat said...

Not much different to buying repro 1930s or old british chintzy designs Ive seen. And yes Moda is generally Fabulous fabric so I suppose it guarantees you the same weight fabric and feel if your making a specific thing.
But if you want that-thin here, firmer there, worn feel, to a piece, to recreate the almost authentic - then you cant beat buying at charity shops and jumble sales and finding that nostalgic original.
But then I would say that, because I think of myself as a hunter gatherer when it comes to jumble sales and charity shops!

Evelyn said...

I think it's awesome. There will be a day when cool vintage sheets are no longer plentiful, and it will be great to have the old prints available in a modern form. Again, it's like old feedsack prints - I've never run across an actual feedsack at a garage sale or thrift store, but I sure do love the reproduction prints!

Colima said...

I agree. I think it's pretty, but you will never be able to get as much yardage for such a low price as a vintage sheet! I can appreciate all those different prints though, they are scarce in my neck of the woods.

jilly said...

Nope, I won't be buying. Moda is a good quality fabric, but the reason I use vintage sheets is to SAVE ON QUILTING, and to upcycle etc. etc. I googled and found 8 pages of thrift stores here in San Diego...I will be very busy hunting down vintage sheets.

blessings,
jilly

Cody said...

It's just not the same and I will most likely NOT buy them. It's all about the hunt for me it's hard for me to even cut my thrift store finds I love then so much!! They aren't vintage if they are new.

Amy said...

they are pretty, but nothing beats vintage percale in my opinion! I think I would like to buy some of that moda fabric though because I have a hard time cutting up my VS, at least if they are in great condition anyways.

Michelle said...

The way I look at it, I've got the budget for vintage sheets. I'm only going to buy quilt shop fabric if it's something I absolutely love and can't find a substitute for.

So no Moda vintage sheets for me!

Dana said...

I have a tote full of sheets and went looking for more today. I only buy the older sheets that are hard to sew. Not sure how I feel about the Moda fabric. I'll wait until I see the colors in person to pass judgement. :/

Warm Hugs Design said...

The patterns and colors are lovely, but as I upcycle vintage linens in my business it wouldn't be right for me to use new fabric. So, guess I'm ok for others to use this new product but I most likely won't too often.

Warm hugs,
Pam

domesticbliss said...

I'm kind of annoyed, honestly! I love using vintage sheets when I sew because almost always someone says "oh my goodness, what beautiful fabric, where did you get it?" And then I can proudly say that my item is one of a kind. Now....eh. You can buy it from Moda. Blech.

Also, not eco friendly, the way vintage sheets are. I won't buy it, but on one hand it is good to know that vintage sheets are now "in" enough that I won't get weird looks dressing my daughter in clothes made from them.

Amy (badskirt) said...

Can you show us photos of the ones that you have? I'd love the comparison