Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Vintage fabric covered screen

I got away with the flu last year but it has caught up with me this past week. Oh to feel fit again.

I thought you would like this idea of using vintage fabric for covering a screen.

You will find lots of vintage fabrics on the Rag Rescue website that would be ideal for this project.


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Antique French toile fabric listing today at Rag Rescue

It is 4.30am and I'm sitting in my study with a coffee to try and get rid of the last dregs of sleep. I had to go to bed at 6pm last night as the streaming cold that troubled me all day just got the better of me. There's only so much sleep a girl can have in one night. So here I am and thought I'd start work as I have to take mum for a biopsy this morning, out of the door at 8am even though the appointment isn't until 10am. Why is it that there is never enough parking spaces for anyone at hospitals?

Anyway back to business. At 7am there will be four wonderful antique fragments of French toile fabric going on to the website. I'll write a description for you underneath each photo and you will be able to find them at in the 'Larger fabrics' section.

 French Toile de Jouy fabric of Don Quixote - Jan8
A lovely French manufactured Toile de Jouy named Don Quichotte (Don Quixote).

A lovely pale lavender colouring on patinated ivory and with gently faded vignettes.
Probably late 19th century.

38cms x 21.5/22cms 15" x 8.5"/8.7"
Antique French red toile fragment - FB 9
A sphinx type character in a circular cartouche with grape vines above.

Great design for adding to a cushion/pillow or bag.

16cms x 15cms 6.3" x 5.9"

2 available at £5.50 each
A fragment of Antique French toile fabric - FB6
Lovely design of geese? on this fragment of antique French toile fabric.

14cms x 15/16cms 5.5" x 5.9"/6.29
Antique French red toile fabric - FB13
Lovely design of a donkey waiting to unload his heavy back pack from the rowing boat.

25cms x 17/16cms 9.8" x 6.7"/6.3"

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Using vintage fabric squares for Easter

I just love these 'Tucked fabric Easter eggs' from 'Crafts n Coffee' Rag Rescue's vintage fabric squares are ideal for these kinds of projects.

Here are six more vintage fabric squares that I've added to the website today. There are lots more for you to have a look at on

4" squares - £0.40, 
5" squares - £0.50 
and 6" squares - £0.60

Monday, 17 February 2014

Antique black lace sold immediately at Rag Rescue

I would just like to thank all of the many customers who placed orders over the weekend. You all kept me very busy.

Today I listed some antique black lace onto the website. It has now all been sold but I thought you might like to have a look.

Friday, 14 February 2014


I get quite a lot of French toile fabric in and some of it is so damaged that I can't get out the whole design.

I suddenly had a thought about cutting out the interesting tiny pieces, as I know that people who make cards or small collages will love them.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Fabric strip rolls at Rag Rescue today.

Today I have placed some vitnage and antique fabric strip rolls onto the website. Two of the four strip rolls have now sold out but here is a French vintage fabric strip roll from c.1890. It has lovely pink and blue flowers and trailing ribbons. Wonderfully shabby chic. I have a number of these of differing lengths so when this one sells I'll update.

 This piece is 1.17m/46" long x 11.5cms/4.5" wide

Another fabric strip roll at Rag Rescue.
French vintage fabric strip roll - FB4
I couldn't resist buying this strip roll as it has great French stamps on it and it is frayed along the edge like a ribbon.
The strip roll is 1.1m /43.3"long x 15cms/5.9" wide
2 available at £6.50 each.


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

More antique red and blue antique toile fabric.

As requested more antique toile fabrics have been placed on the website today.

This is a design I haven't seen previously. I tried to find out what the design is but to no avail I'm afraid. So let's call it lovers in a cave.

This is an early piece probably late 18th century going by the feel of the fabric and the dye colour.

A tiny hole to left of the woman's arm.

20cms x 20/21cms (7.9" x 7.9"/8.3")

This piece would look superb framed.

A great design on this fabric. the cotton fabric with the red toile design is stitched onto a backing of linen. There are some stitch holes at the bottom of the piece.
15cms x 25.5cms  (5.9" x 10")

Vintage French red toile covered in roses - Jan 38
If you like roses you will love this design. Roses and ribbons, our favourites.
42cms x 38cms   (16.5" x 15")
Good strong cotton.

Sorry this fabric has been sold.