Fabric Friday Window Fabric

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I really like vintage fabric featuring windows and curtains. I have a tiny collection of windows fabric I thought I would show you today. Yayy Friday.This is one of my favorites showing curtains on a cute rod, the hint of a window with the intersecting lines and then the geranium in the window. It is clever and sweet and the colors are lovely.
This is a feed sack showing shutters and again a flower pot on the windowsill. It is really a simple print but has such personality.
This fabric is vintage 50s, I'm pretty sure. Not only does it show a cute window scene but lots of other kitchen vignettes. Adorable isn' t it. I hate to cut it.This is a Japanese print with little squares that I think some of could be windows and curtains. The square with "Tea Time" and the cup looks like a window to me anyway.
Isn't this one sweet in gray, green and pink. These windows show shadows of the people living beyond them. I'm sure this one is familiar to you as a reproduction from several years ago. More curtains with flowers in the window. I wish I had a window fabric with a pie on the windowsill. Wouldn't that be cute.
You'll probably recognize this Michael Miller reproduction fabric with the classic 50's kitchen sink/window combination.
This one is a Japanese fabric with street scenes that I'll probably fussy cut this all up instead of using it as one piece.Here is another shot of the little Paris street. It is really charming but I don't have enough of it to really use it for more than fussy cutting.Another Japanese print that isn't window scenes but I see this as snippets of home life that when fussy cut and put into a window on a cottage will appear as if you are looking into the lives of the family living there.This is not my fabric but fabric I would love to have it. It is vintage from the 50's but too pricey for me. I love the "wallpaper" around the windows.More fabric I wish I had. Not only does it have darling windows but look at all the kitchen items, particularly the table and kettle. Lovely isn't it. Again, too pricey for me but I'll keep looking around for deals on fabric to add to my collection featuring windows. Ah the cottages I could make . . .

-nanette

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33 comments

Rumi said...

I never realized there were so many fabrics with windows on them! You have some adorable ones!

Nedra said...

Look at the variety in the fabric finds. You really have an eye for finding great things.

Thimbleanna said...

They're all so cute Nanette! I'll bet we could pick any object and you'd have a fabric or more that feature it. Hmmm. Let's try -- how 'bout a fabric with a desk on it LOL?

Patricia said...

Dear Nanette,
I love fabric Fridays. Where do you come up with these lovelies? You help me look outside of the box! Hope to see you at that Alpine Group on Tuesday. Love, Tricia

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I know, I say it every Friday, but I love Fabric Friday! Windows, you always give me such inspiration, after your posts on Friday; I start to look at Fabric with a different eye. Thank you for sharing part of your stash and yourself with us!! Love them all!!

Fiesta said...

Fabulous Friday, I was anxiously waiting for it.
You have an eye for such fabulous finds!

Patty said...

Do you have a sewing room? If not, where do you store all your wonderful fabrics and how do you remember just what you have?

Eileen said...

Nine different prints.. I'd say that is a pretty nice sized collection! And no.. you can't cut that yellow one.. it is too perfect whole.
Like Rumi said.. I never realized there were so many window prints either. I'll have to look through my stash. But I don't think I have any!

Vivian said...

I need to look more closely at the vintage fabric I see here and there. You're showing a fascinating group here. Who knew windows could be so cute in so many ways? Thanks for sharing them.

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, I can't wait to see the cottages with those windows! You've got some classics there.

Sherri said...

Wow...like I say every Friday! I love that Paris street scene!

Kritta22 said...

Oh I love the ones with kitties!!

i didn't even know there was so much window fabric!

Donna said...

Hi Nanette I love your window prints and then I recognised the two bottom ones! I am so sorry that my fabrics are too pricey, darned exchange rate makes it expensive for my American customers I know! I would always be up for a swap if you wanted to do that. Do let me know :-)
Donna x

Pat said...

You do have the most interesting fabric collection...I enjoy seeing your photos of it!

Joy said...

Nanette I would love to spend a day just gazing through your stash ;o)!! You really do have some GORGEOUS fabrics :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Candace said...

I'm amazed at how many fabrics feature windows looking into our out of our lives, Nanette! Reminds me of how my mom always loved her kitchen window!
Cheers!

happy zombie said...

I love my Nanette Friday's! I feel like I'm sampling cupcakes for my eyes.

It's a wonder I can even type at all. I read the comment you left for Sarah about me. I was going to write in private, but I want others to know to what a kind and giving and generous person you are. Not just with things, but with words too. WHat you wrote was THE nicest thing every. I kid you not, I want to embroider that on a pillow! I love you ooodles and oodles and I thank you so much! xoxoxoxoxoxom

happy zombie said...

Apparently I need my glasses to type too! Typing through my happy tears... and my gazillion typos and forgotten words.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a wonderful display of great fabrics! I'm drooling.

Lurline said...

Never mind about the last two - the rest are really gorgeous also!
Hugs - Lurline♥
PS - perhaps we could pass the hat around and buy the last two for you, lol!

Jen in NY said...

I love how you think in cottages, Nanette! What pretty window fabrics. They're all so unique!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

These fabrics are fantastic. I'm with you - I love the first one with the green shower curtains. I am partial to green. They are all so unique. Thanks for sharing.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You have some great fabrics Nanette!

Sandra said...

What a great collection of window fabrics, I'm impressed. Are you a member of the Utah Quilt Guild 'cause you should do a class or a lecture on vintage fabrics at the annual show. I'm doing an antique quilt trunk show this year--it's in Layton in September.
Sandra Starley
Moab, Utah
AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser

Kaaren said...

I would love to tour your fabric stash, Nanette...with an empty cart like the supermarkets have. It definitely wouldn't be empty at the 'checkout'!

More luscious goodies to make me lick my lips.

Jackie said...

Who knew there was so much vintage fabric with windows, curtains, shutters and the like. Just amazing! I love each and everyone of them. They have their own little quirkiness that you just can't get enough of.

jen duncan said...

Oh wow nanette. I love them all so much. Well, the good news is; you'll have to live to 104 years old to get all the quilts out of your head and into fabric :-)

Dawn said...

I love your window fabrics...It's like a peek inside Nanette's house!!

jacquie said...

beautiful...such fun eye candy. i just bought a piece of the michael miller 50's kitchen...can't wait to see it in person.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, your fabric collection is wonderful. Each piece tells its own story and you can make so many out of them.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Carrie P. said...

Such a great collection you have.

Nan said...

It makes me so very happy to see your wondrous never-ending (hooray!) fabric collections! They are all very sweet and fun - I see more house blocks in your future.......

dotti white said...

I thought of you whenever I saw vintage fabrics at our shop hop. You help me see these fabrics in a different way!