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An Overview History of Civil War Fabrics

copyright © 2011 Margo Krager

Historians often think of the Civil War Era as the years from 1850 to 1880. The American Abolition Movement began in the early 1830s. Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", serialized in a Washington newspaper, 1851-52, brought many of the issues to a wider audience. The American Civil War began in April 1861 and was concluded by April 1865. Reconstuction efforts had ended by 1880.

The dramatic growth of the British textile industry in the early 19th century fueled the demand for cotton which soon became the leading US export commodity. Annual domestic cloth production in the decade from 1846 to 1856 grew from 13.5 million to 97 million yards. American merchants imported an additional $17 million dollars worth of printed and dyed cotton in 1854. The selection must have been almost overwhelming!

Fabrics of the Civil War Era. Dye colors: Indigo blue, shades of red plus dull lavenders and many browns. See Timeless fabrics for many indigos, red and double violets. Print styles: Foulard style prints in geomentrics and florals plus plaids, plaids and more plaids...printed and woven.

Looking for classic blue/whites, clear red, double pinks and violets? See Timeless.


 
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Fat Quarter REPRODUCTION PRINT VINTAGE COLLECTION JADE GREEN TEA COLORED FLORAL PRINT

$2.25

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Fabric Cotton Cumberland red floral

$5.49

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Fabric Cotton Remnant Civil War 44x45" Floral on light green background 100% Cotton

$7.99

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Riley Blake Something Blue Bumble Bees on Gray Penny Rose Fabrics by Emily Hayes 44/45" 100% Cotton

 

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Fabric Cotton Historical Memories Floral Birds Butterflies on Blue Red Rooster Fabrics

$8.99

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Historical Stripes by Paula Barnes red and black Marcus Fabrics Reproduction 44/45" 100% Cotton

$8.99

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Fabric Cotton The Charleston Collection Pattern No. HK19812

$4.99 $6.99

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Fabric Cotton Marcus Fabrics Judy's Album Quilt Red 100% Cotton - 44/45''

$8.99

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Reproduction Print Molly B's Studio 4636 Red 44/45'' 100% Cotton Marcus Brothers

$7.99

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Fabric Cotton Gray and White Civil War Reproduction Print Lines

$7.99

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Fabric Cotton MARCUS BROTHERS Julie Rothermel Colonial Christmas 44/45'' 100% Cotton

$7.99

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Fabric Cotton Reproduction Print Townhouse Gardens by Paula Barnes Red

$7.99

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Fabric Cotton Paula Barnes Marcus Gray Tonal Hatch Civil War Reproduction

$7.49

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Fabric Cotton Marcus Brothers Civil War Reproduction Bonnie Blue Basics Design 3381

$7.99

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Fabric Cotton Precuts REPRODUCTION Fat Quarters assorted patterns

$2.69

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Fabric Cotton REPRODUCTION FABRIC 19TH CENTURY HOOPLA FRANCIE QUINN PINNACLE FABRICS

$6.99

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Fabric Cotton One Yard Cherishables Gray Floral by Joan Kessler for Concord Fabrics

$7.99

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Civil War The Cumberland Collection Chocolate Brown & Ivory Floral Allover Civil War Reproduction Print

$7.99 $9.99

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The Cumberland Collection Brown and Tea Floral Allover Civil War Reproduction Print

$6.99

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The Cumberland Collection Chocolate Brown & Ivory Floral Allover Civil War Reproduction Print 44/45" Fabric Cotton

$8.99

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Fabric Cotton Civil War Album by Pam Weeks Red Floral Pattern

$6.99

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Fabric Cotton Williamsburg Randolph Presents by Windham Fabrics Red Floral Plaid

$4.99

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Fabric Cotton Remnant 87" x 108" Quilt Backing Floral 108 Inch Wide by 87'' Navy Blue on Tea 100% cotton

$28.99

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Fabric Cotton Remnant 3/4 yard Brother Sister Design Studio 2007 B18-O.P18 Reproduction Black with Tea Floral

$5.99

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Fabric Cotton WILLIAMSBURG PRESENTS NEW TOWN FARM #29163 WINDHAM

$7.99

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Reproduction Print JUDY ROTHERMEL CHARLESTON V Marcus Brothers 44/45" Fabric Cotton

$8.99

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VINTAGE CHOICE FABRICS NAVY WITH TEA FLORAL 44/45" Fabric Cotton

$5.49

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Fabric Cotton Reproduction Fabric Zig Zag Swirls on Black Background Virginia Robertson

$1.25 - $1.99

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Fabric Cotton VIRGINIA ROBERTSON LIGHTNING STRIKE BLACK REPRODUCTION

$1.50 - $4.49

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Fabric Cotton 45" x 35" Civil War Reproduction Patter

$7.99

 
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