Crimplene: The fabric we love to hate!

CrimpeleneWe wore crimplene in the sixties and seventies but the look and touch of bring back memories of when moms sewed pant suits and dresses. For the most part it was a forgiving fabric, it didn’t unravel, it was resistant, the color never faded. Materials were plain or patterned. It was easy to sew but some of the finer fabrics will snag.

At Lang House we offer visitors a chance to handle quilts from the 1830s to the 1960s. No other quilt brings so much exclamation, arguments, stories and emotions as this well done quilt. This well-designed quilt will even has a border of prairie points! Very few quilt makers opt for this time-consuming detail.