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

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Updated: 6-15-22—The most recent additions are Aunt Grace Simply Charming by Judie Rothermel, Greige Goods by Sheryl Johnson, and Midnight Lace by Paula Barnes.

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.


Antique Ambers by Sheryl Johnson for Marcus Brothers Fabrics

Sheryl Johnson has put together beauty and charm with her latest set of fabrics called Antique Ambers. With deep oranges, yellows, tans, and reds it's hard not to feel caught up in light fading into dark creating nature's perfect backdrop.

Add these beautiful prints to your current stash today so no matter what your next project you'll be ready for it.


Aunt Grace Sew Charming by Judie Rothermel

Get ready to slip into a different era with Aunt Grace Sew Charming vintage designs and motifs.

A bygone era comes alive with this with this invigorating collection, where floral prints harken back to the fashion of the ’30s. This timeless pattern is attractive to beginners and seasoned quilters alike, so everyone can enjoy these tributes to days gone by!


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?


Bountiful Blues by Paula Barnes

Inspired by a soft blue and grey antique French fabric gifted by a friend, Paula Barnes has created a bounty of blues and whites for the Marcus Brothers.

With lines, dots, flowers, petals, and leaves, you can create your own traditional projects with this set or use it as an accent color in similar hues.


Blue Dahlia by Paula Barnes

Blue Dahlia by Paula Barnes is a charming collection of unique shades and sophisticated designs.

The floral blues combine with greens from her earlier Tavern Collection to create an elegant, mature palette that will make your projects stand out.


Blues and Tans Classic Plaids by Laura Berringer

Do you love plaids?

Marcus Brothers have a wide selection from classic to primitive plaids. This blue and tan cotton yarn-dyed fabric is perfect for your upcoming quilt projects.

Timeless and versatile, they’ll complement other fabric designs and while stylish on their own.

A great addition to your fabric stash.


Bristol Belle by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers Fabrics

Bristol Belle by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers Fabrics

With Bristol Belle, Laura Berringer brings us a collection of fabric that feels like a warm breeze on a spring day. The soft colors and gentle patterns are like a breath of fresh air, transporting you to a simpler time.

Regardless of the patchwork project you're working on, this fabric is sure to add some vintage charm.


Cheddar & Coal by Pam Buda

These cheddars shine bright against coal-black prints for rich and sophisticated quilts, and they'll morph equally well into some really fun Halloween projects!  The addition of creamy beige neutrals gives a warm tone to this dramatic group.


Delightful Dozen by Sheryl Johnson

12 new shirtings on a cream background.

Just the thing for using with any set of reproduction fabrics. 


Farmer's Daughter by Pam Buda

Floral designs are consistently beautiful choices for the centerpiece of your next quilt.

And this collection by Pam Buda delivers.

Design motifs include dots, berries, and vines in shades of black, navy, maroon, gray, burgundy, and tan.


Folk Art Stars by Pam Buda

The stars are certainly out with this celestial design from Pam Buda. Black stars shine from night skies of red, tan, khaki, blue, grey or purple.

Pair these with either the Primitive Traditions or Primitive Plaids lines for even more design opportunities.


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 shirtings, all inspired by construction terms and tools—and in keeping with their ongoing building theme.

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


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.


Little Companion Shirtings by Paula Barnes

The Little Companion Shirtings collection by Paula Barnes is a delightful assortment of small prints in pale yellows, reds, browns, and blues. 

The designs have depth through the use of vertical and diagonal lines as well geometric shapes that dot these patterns giving them traditional design-inspired character to your quilts.


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.


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!


Prairie Dry Goods by Pam Buda

The collection is adorned with flowers and vines in deeply saturated, shaded hues of navy maroon, brown, green, mustard, cream, and black in Pam Buda style.

Singularly comfortable and homey.


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.

These pair handsomely with the  Primitive Traditions and Prairie Dry Goods collections.


Primitive Traditions by Pam Buda

Create a feeling of nostalgia in your sewing room with these 'urban hipster' meets 'modern primitive' prints.

These charming fabrics are perfect for adding a slightly quirky, vintage edge to your current quilting projects. With the cool, muted colors and floral-inspired imagery, you can't go wrong.

For even more design opportunities consider pairing these with fabrics from Folk Art Stars or Primitive Plaids collections.


Vintage Viridians by Sheryl Johnson for Marcus Brothers Fabrics

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and dive into this calming collection of prints.

All greens, tans, and taupes, these fabrics are perfect for adding some natural flair to your next project.

With designs inspired by vintage treasures, this is a must-have addition to any traditional fabric stash.


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.

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