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Sew Simple, Look Complex!

Do you like the look of broderie perse (or chintz appliqué) but think they are too complicated for you to make? Printed panels make it easy. You can piece preprinted blocks together with extra background fabric to connect the blocks or surround them with pieced borders. You can also appliqué the motifs to a background to create your own arrangements and collages. These techniques were also used by quilters in the early 1800s. A block printer in Philadelphia named John Hewson, made a business of custom block printing these panels for quilters and many of these quilts still survive today. Barbara Brackman talks about many of these quilts on her blog. Andover Fabrics has reproduced some of the Hewson designs used in a quilt in the Winterthur Collection. This link will give you a free pattern for the original quilt.

Here is a link to a different quilt made with the same collection of fabrics by Andover Fabrics.

I’m offering many of the fabrics needed to make the quilts or one of your own design. These fabrics are very difficult to find and are currently out of print. To order email jan@janwass.com. Border fabric is very limited and orders that include other fabrics with smaller amounts of borders are preferred. Shipping and handling will be calculated based on the size of the order.


Vase of Flowers

Vase of Flowers

Vase of Flowers

Motif: 21.5″ h x 19.5″ w

Block approx 23″h x 21″ w

$10.00 per panel







Floral BushFloral Bush Andover John Hewson Fabric

Motif: 17″ h x 19″ w

Block approx. 16″ on 2 lower sides and approx. 15″ pm 2 upper sides

$5.00 per panel





Floral SprayFloral Spray Andover John Hewson Fabric

Motif: 9″h x 11″ w

Block approx. 11″ h x 14″ w

$3.00 per panel





Large Bird & BushLarge Bird and Bush Andover John Hewson Fabric

Motif: 13.25″ h x 9″ w

Block: approx. 11.5″ h x 9″ w

$3.00 per panel






Medium Bird & BushMedium Bird and Bush Andover John Hewson Fabric

Motif: 9″ h x 5″ w

Block approx. 10.5″h x 6″ w

$2.00 per panel





Small birds, facing left or rightP1150383

Each motif: 4.25″ h x 3.5″ w

Block approx. 5.25″ h x 4/4″ w

$1.00 per bird




Large motif: 3″ h x 4″ w

Medium motif: 2″ x 2″

Small motif: 1″ h x 1.75″ w

.50 per butterfly




Large Border motif is 9″ w Large Border Andover John Hewson Fabric

Can be cut approximately 10″ w

$2.00 per linear foot of border (one border not two)




Small border motif is 6.5: wSmall border Andover John Hewson Fabric

Can be cut approx. 7.5 ” w

$2.00 per linear foot (one border, not two)





Floral spray coordinate (not Andover)P1150390

$11.00 per yard





Blue mini-check coordinateMini-check Coordinate

(not Andover)

$11. per yard





Background fabric from Andover Background Andover John Hewson Fabric

Matches Andover reproductions

$15.00 per yard