Feedsack Fabric (Chicken Linen, Textile Bags): In the 20's and 30's these "textile bags" were used when selling products such as grain, seed, flour, and feed. The fabric was then used for making clothing and quilts. Click here to view a quilt made with feedsack fabrics
Homespun Fabric: Originally, fabric that was woven on a hand loom with handspun yarns. Generally the weave is plain and loose made with uneven yarns.
Muslin:This is a plain cotton fabric usually not dyed which is often seen in vintage quilts as a background. This cotton fabric was considered a staple and is one of the oldest fabrics, first made in the city of Mosul (thus its name). In the 17th century India exported this fabric to Europe , mostly to France and it was later manufactured in England and Scotland.
Novelty (conversation) Print: A fabric printed with small designs with themes such as insects, toys, vegetables, everyday objects, etc. , popular in the 1870- 1900's.