Chintz is a woven cotton fabric that is polished on one side making it great for upholstery. With washing, it softens up and makes an excellent quilting and garment fabric.
This particular fabric has been pressed into a swirl texture. Because of this, we don't recommend washing it often as the texture may eventually wash out. It's perfect for home decor.
This is vintage fabric from The Cele Peterson fabric collection. "For almost a century, Cele Peterson was a catalyst to creative, unselfish, community development, and a challenging voice for worthwhile change." She was "Tucson's grand dame of fashion" and a philanthropist focused on building up the arts and caring for the children of Tucson, Arizona.
(quotes from her obituary in the Tucson Sentinel)
Condition: Like New, Vintage Dead Stock from the 1950's
Content: 100% Cotton
Drape: Crisp, Voluminous
Most of our fabrics are destash donations or deadstock from other businesses. We check each and every fabric for flaws and do our best to note if a fabric is as-is. Despite our best efforts, we are all still human, so fabrics may have very minor imperfections from age. There is also always an amount of risk associated with secondhand fabrics since sometimes flaws don't appear until the fabric is pre-washed. With that in mind, if you order from us and have a serious issue with your item, please let us know and we will do our best to make it right!
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We do our best to color-match each photo to the fabric, however, device displays vary greatly in quality, warmth, and vibrancy. We cannot guarantee what you see here will be an exact match to the color of the fabric when it arrives.