Friday, February 16, 2018

Antique Fabrics - Neon Prints

Neon prints were produced mainly at the end of the 1800s and the name is because they are brights set against darks like neon lights. Here are a few examples.

The bright green and pink backing on my Rocky Road to Kansas is a great example of a neon print or neon fabric

And that blue print below the cherubs is a good one too. By the way it was printed by Hamilton Printworks of Lowell, Massachusetts in 1881. And this is from the Tumbling Block Star with the 1881 calendar print.

This faux patchwork star print or cheater cloth is rather neony, as well.


  1. Yikes! Neons are my current favorite color choice. I will take 10 yards of the backing please!!!

  2. I was introduced to neons by Wendy and her current project.
    Wonder what they were called when they were first introduced?


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