Material Pleasures, LLC Summer Newsletter
Material Pleasures, LLC
Material Pleasures, LLC Free Shipping Policy:
all domestic orders less than 1 pound - No Minimum Order!
You still have the option of paying actual charges for Priority Shipping.
Orders over $100 are shipped for free in the US, International Orders will receive a discount. Consignment Items Excluded and clearly marked Consignment.
May 2nd - NJ History Fair at Washington's Crossing Park in Titusville, NJ.
Dana Balsamo will be providing Verbal Quilt Evaluations for $20/quilt. Please contact Dan Campbell at 609-296-1114 or [email protected] to register.
A whole lot! It's been awhile since our last newsletter!
Material Pleasures, LLC now offers Gift Certificates for $25, $50, and $100. Thanks go to Megan S. for requesting the option.
Also listed in the past few months: Antique Quilts, Handkerchiefs, Shoe Clips, and Linens.
A common question:
What is the first documented printed cloth (cheater cloth)? When ladies
see the Cheater Print Wholecloth Quilt hanging in my booth they are
surprised to hear it is from around 1892. And prompted the question,
how early were they printing cheater cloth?
cheater print, or cheater cloth, is cotton fabric printed with a
patchwork or applique design. From a distance, the fabric will look
like a quilt, without the quiltmaker having to actually piece it. Layer
it, quilt it, bind it, and voila! A Quilt! Often the designs were
complicated with tiny diamonds or hexagons. One popular print mimics a
crazy quilt with pre print embroidery and all!
a small amount of internet research, I have been able to find that
cheater prints have been available since the 1870s or earlier. Old
Sturbridge Village has man's jacket made of 1840s cheater cloth.
Cheater cloth is still made and used today!
Feature: Material Pleasures turns 10 years old!
I guess what they say is true: “Time flies while you're having fun”.
was 10 years ago in February that I started selling vintage fabrics
online on eBay. In the beginning it was just a hobby, a way to earn a
little extra money. I would hunt at yard sales looking for inexpensive
fabric. Kept what I liked, and sold the rest. My first daughter was
still a baby, and I was getting used to being a stay at home mom.
Little did I know so many people would have the same affinity for these
priceless pieces of the past. It grew. I would purchase fabrics,
blocks, tops, and quilts...linens, lace, buttons...anything pretty that
caught my eye. I researched and read. Attended lectures. I moved my
inventory from eBay to 2 online antique malls. I clenched my teeth,
scared of what the change may bring. Material Pleasures stayed on one
online antique mall for several years, during which
materialpleasures.com was developed as an information website, with
links to the online mall. A few more years passed, and the next natural
progression seemed for me to become an independent store. Again, I
clenched my teeth, fearful. And here is where you find me, now. For the
past 6 years, Material Pleasures has vended at local (and some, not so
local) antique and quilt shows. We restructured to an LLC last
year...that was to make my husband happy. He has been so supportive
through all my growing pains it was the least I could do. As have my
daughters, now 11 and almost 9, by helping me at shows. They both help
setting up, can ring up merchandise on the Point of Sale software, and
my older daughter can help me when it's time to take the booth down. I
dread the day when they think what I am doing is no longer cool or fun.
I'll have to bribe them with more than a free lunch and a show trinket.
Material Pleasures, LLC also offers appraisals for antique and
contemporary quilts, consignment services for local consignors,
restoration and conservation services, and lectures. Like a snowball
grows as it rolls.
was my love of quilting that sparked my interest in quilt history and
antique textiles, and the antique quilts are still where I am
passionate. We are starting to narrow our focus. At the end of this
month we will be consigning all our purses and powder compacts
to a local auction. Before I do, I would like to offer them to you at a
special final deep discounted priced. All purse and compact sales will
be final. They will all be removed from the website as of May 2nd. Free
shipping will still be applied to orders over $99.99.
you have a question, or are interested in an item, but need more time
to think about it, please contact me. I am happy to work with you!
PURSE1 Regularly $424.99 Sale $219.99 over 50% off!
MISC88 Regularly $329.99 Sale $124.99 over 50% off!
PURSE15 Regularly $129.99 Sale $74.99
PURSE19 Regularly $199.99 Sale $99.99 50% off!
PURSE14 Regularly $54.99 Sale $24.99 over 50% off
PURSE12 Regularly $74.99 Sale $24.99 over 50% off
PURSE3 Regularly $124.99 Sale $44.99 over 50% off
PURSE6 Regularly $124.99 Sale $49.99 over 50% off
PURSE7 Regularly $199.99 Sale $74.99 over 50% off
PURSE8 Regularly $199.99 Sale $74.99 over 50% off
PURSE23 Regularly $49.99 Sale $24.99 50% off
COMP18 Regularly $149.99 Sale $44.99 over 50% off
PURSE31 Regularly $14.99 Sale $7.99 over 50% off
PURSE26 Regularly $159.99 Sale $99.99
PURSE27 Regularly $299.99 Sale $174.99
PURSE24 Regularly $299.99 Sale $164.99
PURSE29 Regularly $249.99 Sale $124.99 50% off!
PURSE38 Regularly $74.99 Sale $29.99 over 50% off
PURSE39 Regularly $339.99 Sale $174.99
PURSE43 Regularly $179.99 Sale $99.99
PURSE40 Regularly $149.99 Sale $99.99
PURSE41 Regularly $179.99 Sale $99.99
PURSE42 Regularly $199.99 Sale $99.99 50% off!
COMP14 Regularly $129.99 Sale $79.99
COMP2 Regularly $79.99 Sale $39.99 over 50% off
COMP6 Regularly $84.99 Sale $24.99 over 50% off
COMP16 Regularly $49.99 Sale $24.99 50% off!
COMP15 Regularly $49.99 Sale $24.99 50% off
COMP19 Regularly $79.99 Sale $49.99
COMP20 Regularly $39.99 Sale $19.99 50% off
COMP23 Regularly $54.99 Sale $24.99 over 50% off
COMP25 Regularly $24.99 Sale $14.99
COMP26 Regularly $24.99 Sale $14.99
COMP27 Regularly $174.99 Sale $74.99 over 50% off
Thanks for looking!
Material Pleasures, LLC