Marcus Brothers Fabrics:
Quality Vintage Fabric By the Yard & Precuts

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Updated: 5-15-24

Marcus Brothers Fabrics is known for its historical reproductions, with the help of designers like Judie Rothermel, Paula Barnes, and relative newcomer (and fellow Illinoisan) Pam Buda.

In 2019 the company was acquired by Timeless Treasures.

Notwithstanding this acquisition, Marcus Brothers remains your reliable source for reproductions, historical designer collections like that from the collaboration with the Old Sturbridge Village, and modern fabric designs.

Two relatively new divisions were created to address the changing quilting landscape.

  • Studio 37 produces designs that speak to contemporary or modern quilters. Balancing coordinated looks while creating the space for individual self-expression, this division embraces the individuality of the modern quilter.
  • Marchives features new Marcus Brothers collections inspired by the best designs from their archives (M-archives—get it?!!) With a library built over 110+ years in the business (they began in 1911), we quilters have a lot to look forward to.

Let's see what they have that's new.

Marcus Brothers Fabrics Collections

The fabrics are arranged in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up with the latest arrivals.

A Return To Elegance by Judie Rothermel

A traditional fabric with a modern sense of style, this collection is perfect to mix in your next quilt project.

With petite and large florals you have the option of using it as background or showing off some intricate detail on top!

Pair these prints together with their corresponding Centennial Solids.


Aunt Grace Simply Charming by Judy Rothermel

The Aunt Grace fabric line by Judie Rothermel is sure to add some fun and excitement to your quilting projects.

With 1930s reproductions and floral patterns that are reminiscent of confetti, tight zigzagging lines, and intertwining ribbons on orange, green, peach, yellow, and pink fabric, you're sure to find the perfect fabric for your next quilt.

Take a look and see what Aunt Grace has in store for you!

Don't you just love how the 'cheater fabric' yardage does so much of the work in the free quilt pattern  below?


Black and White Primo Plaids - FLANNEL (7/23)

Add some sophisticated flair to your flannel quilts with the Black and White Primo Plaids collection from Marcus Fabrics! 🖤🤍

This dapper lineup puts a modern twist on classic buffalo plaid with styles like herringbone, windowpane, and heathered black and white. It's perfect for the quilter with an eye for edgy elegance. 👓

So put on your beret, cue up some smooth jazz 🎶, and get ready to cut some fine flannel with these artsy prints! Their striking two-tone style will have you swooning like a beatnik in a black turtleneck. 👌🏻


Butternut & Peppercorn II by Pam Buda (11/23)

Experience old-fashioned charm with Pam Buda's timeworn Butternut & Peppercorn II. Rich amber hues like 🍯 and ⚫ coffee envelop delicate sprigs of 🥀, wild blackberries and ivy. Whiffs of the past whisper in dainty teacups and heirloom Ironstone. Wistful posies, faded stripes and antique dots invoke cozy gatherings around the quilting frame.


Butternut & Peppercorn by Pam Buda (1/23)

Get ready to travel back in time with Pam Buda's Butternut & Peppercorn.

Butternut combined with black creates a stunning contrast and is reminiscent of the traditional designs that we have all come to know and love from early American homes, their interiors, exteriors - you name it.

This timeless homage by Heartspun Quilts will make your home feel warm, cozy and oh-so earthy good!


Cheddar and Coal II by Pam Buda (6/23)

Step into a realm of comforting warmth and rich history as you experience the unparalleled charm of Cheddar & Coal II, the latest fabric collection by designer Pam Buda. These fabrics come alive with enchanting geometric patterns and inviting floral designs that dance gracefully across their warm-toned surfaces, enveloping every quilter in a world of pure imagination.

Imagine wrapping yourself in a quilt made with the most beautiful shades of earthy cheddar, smoky coal, peachy pinks, buttery yellows, and soothing greens. The Cheddar & Coal II collection is a heartfelt tribute to the world of quilting and pays homage to a tradition that has spun yarns of love and warmth throughout history.

Welcome to the world of Cheddar & Coal II - where every stitch tells a story, and every quilter finds a sanctuary.


Foundation by Timeworn Toolbox Designs

Building a quilt takes as much imagination and creativity as the fabric used to create it. Timeworn Toolbox Designs reminds us of this with its collection of charming cream background shirtings, all inspired by construction terms and tools—and in keeping with their ongoing building theme.

By using these construction-inspired elements and a neutral, low contrast aesthetic, you create patchwork that is both subtle yet beautiful.


Foundation II by Timeworn Toolbox

Subtle as it may be, the construction-inspired patterns and neutral aesthetics of Timeworn Toolbox Design's Foundation make it the perfect addition to any quilter's stash. With its versatile cream colors, this fabric line is perfect for adding a bit of low-volume interest.


Genevieve by Carrie Quinn (7/23)

Dearest Quilter, allow me the honor to introduce Genevieve, a collection of fabrics by Carrie Quinn for Marcus Fabrics that encapsulates the elegance of time-honored tradition and the beauty of nature in bloom.

Genevieve, much like its namesake, emanates grace and poise. Each piece is adorned with delicate floral designs, as intricate as they are exquisite, reminiscent of a tranquil English garden at the height of spring. The flowers, captured at the peak of their splendor, serve as a reminder of life's simple pleasures and the joy found in quiet moments of reflection.

Working with Genevieve is akin to engaging in a delightful dance. Each cut, each stitch, each seam sewn brings forth the thrill of creation, the satisfaction of seeing a piece of art unfold under your skilled hands. It is, in every essence, a celebration of the art of quilting.


Greige Goods by Sheryl Johnson

The Greige Goods fabric collection by Sheryl Johnson is the perfect way to build your stash of neutrals.

The beige, gray, pewter-green, and black prints are all beautiful and versatile, and they can be used to create a variety of projects. Whether you're looking for a fabric to use in a quilt or a project that will last a lifetime, this is a must-have collection.


Hearthstone by Lynn Wilder (9/23)

Step back in time with these time-honored traditional prints reminiscent of quilts from the past.

Warm your hands by the hearth under a quilt stitched with love and appreciation for enduring beauty. Craft your personal piece of history with this timeless heritage collection.


Indigo and Cheddar by Judie Rothermel

Tradition transcends time with Indigo and Cheddar's magnificent medley.

Classic florals bloom anew in a trove of sumptuous textures, from homespun to knits. Brocades meet ginghams, wandering vines twist across faded feedsacks in this rich tapestry dyed in the deep, soulful splendor of an Italian country feast.

Designs both modern and time-worn, where prairie charm frolics with old-world elegance.


Midnight Lace by Paula Barnes

Midnight Lace fabrics by Paula Barnes absolutely ooze elegance and sophistication from every pore.

With its muted color palette and traditional designs, this collection will inspire you to create timeless pieces that are sure to become family heirlooms.

Add a touch of glamour to your quilts with Midnight Lace, and let the moonlight inspire you to sew something truly special.


Old Blue Calicos by Pam Buda

With Marcus Fabrics, voyage to a timeless place where cool ocean waves meet warm sand beaches.

Old Blue Calicos by Pam Buda is an exquisite collection of fabrics featuring traditional designs with a modern blue gradient. From powdery blue hues to rich navy, this fabric line is perfect for crafting projects that will add a touch of comfort and style to any room.


Opposite Options by Sheryl Johnson

A classic black and white selection with modern tendencies.

Sheryl Johnson's Opposite Options is for those who can't make up their mind. With delicate florals, strong geometrics, and everything in between, this collection has options for any aesthetic. Whether you're looking to add a pop of contrast or simply stick to a tried-and-true color scheme, this line has what you need.

So take your pick and get stitching!


Pinks of the Past by Pam Buda for Marcus Brothers Fabrics

Pam Buda's Pinks of the Past for Marcus Brothers Fabrics will have you longing for days gone by.

This beautiful set includes a range of stylish pinks, perfect for quilting projects that will stand the test of time. With complementary tans, this fabric set will help you create heirloom-quality quilts that will be treasured for years to come.

If you’re building your traditional or reproduction fabric stash, this is a good one!


Plumberry II by Pam Buda (1/23)

Dive into the deep purple dream of Plumberry II by Pam Buda.

Our beloved quilting goddess has crafted a fairy tale land of beautiful lilacs, luscious plums and sultry eggplant shades—exactly the hues you need for your next adventure. And don't worry if you get lost in all these mesmerizing colors, there are also six light prints ready to guide you back home.

Let's grab some fabrics from this 19th century-inspired collection and  start creating magic.


Prairie Backgrounds by Pam Buda

We quilters know that you can never have enough neutral background prints in your stash, and Prairie Backgrounds is stash-worthy.

Featuring ditsy floral prints, sprigs of berries, leaves, and quilting motifs in black, tan, and cream, this fabric line is sew versatile and deserving of a place in your collection.


Primitive Plaids by Pam Buda

If you're in the market for some plaids, check out Primitive Plaids by Pam Buda. This range of fabrics features traditional plaid designs in a variety of colors, including tan, orange, purple, green, red and blue. Some of the plaids are particularly striking, with deep black backgrounds and brightly colored squares.



Redwood Cupboard by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts

With hues so lovely, dark, and deep, Redwood Cupboard is sure to please.

Pam Buda's beautiful prints in red, brown, tan, and cream will add a touch of elegance to your next quilt project. The different designs—sprigs of berries, branches, leaves, flowers, and diamonds—offer something for everyone.

Bring nature indoors with this stunning Marcus Fabrics collection.


Sample Shirtings by Paula Barnes (9/23)

Charming ditsy florals in faded red and cornflower blue. Tiny polka dot meadows with botanical silhouettes. 💐 Classic geometrics in shades of canyon clay and sooty charcoal.

The perfect fabrics for a cozy quilt or blouse with vintage appeal.

Sew a story of timeworn romance and handcrafted style. These antique-inspired prints call to mind lazy Sunday picnics and love letters sealed with a kiss. 


Sturbridge Floral Petities by Pam Buda (9/23)

Vintage beauty preserved in cloth. Deeply saturated bouquets in juniper and marigold, iron and garnet. Dainty floral sprays on weathered barnwood. Lilting vines and ferns in shades of pine and sage. Geometrics in peppered navy and spruce green. 💐

Like a crate of treasures discovered in a forgotten antique shop, these nostalgic prints are begging to be sewn. Craft an heirloom with fabric as richly hued as your favorite vintage finds.


Steelworks by Timeworn Toolbox Designs

Moody and sophisticated, Steelworks from Marcus Fabrics made for the quilter who loves neutrals with a bit of an edge.

Timeworn Toolbox Designs creates a collection that expertly combines tossed florals, geometrics, and lace in a subtle palette. The result is a fabric line that builds a solid foundation for your stash and will be perfect for a wide range of quilt projects.

Below are patterns that use this collection:


Vintage Charm by Judie Rothermel (5/23)

Unfurl a treasure trove of traditional floral-themed fabrics that harken back to the golden age of quilting, while still exuding an air of contemporary elegance. With Vintage Charm, Judie Rothermel has masterfully curated a symphony of timeless patterns and sumptuous colors that will enrich your quilting canvas like never before.

Imagine the delight of weaving these exquisite prints into your next quilt, creating a breathtaking tapestry that melds the charm of the past with the vibrancy of the present.

Can you picture the intricate stitches, the delicate blossoms, and the graceful swirls dancing together in harmonious unison?

We certainly can!


We quilters can never have enough fabric, can we?

If the hunt is part of the adventure, continue on by choosing one of the other popular quilt fabric manufacturers below to see what they've been up to recently.

Will they be able to tempt you?

Revel in the designs of Andover Fabrics
Enjoy the luxury of the current Art Gallery Fabrics
Browse the newest designs from Dear Stella Fabrics
Click here for all the yummy new Free Spirits fabrics
Enjoy the new Henry Glass Fabrics here
Find timeless fabrics from Marcus Brothers
Are you keen on Moda Fabrics. See the latest designs here
Have a look at all the new goodies available from Northcott Fabrics
Drool over all the latest Riley Blake fabrics
Browse the latest collections from Robert Kaufman Fabrics here
Find creative fabrics currently available from Ruby Star Society
Find timeless treasures in Timeless Treasures fabric collections
Browse the latest fabrics from Wilmington Prints
Find all the latest from Windham fabrics here
Take a look at the latest Batiks fabric, by the yard and precuts.
Browse all the subtle low volume fabric collections and curated bundles

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