Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chintz Fabric, Romance and Elegance

Chintz is a boldly patterned fabric that was originally produced in India. It became very popular in Europe during the 17th and 18yh centuries. Europeans eventually created their own reproduction of chintz to take advantage of the high consumer demand.

Chintz comes in cotton or a cotton-polyester blend. This fabric is notable for it’s shiny, glazed finish on the face of the fabric and flat back side. Chintz is usually printed with a floral design. Roses and peonies are popular flowers used in chintz designs.

Chintz is a very versatile fabric, you can do so much with it. Upholster furniture, make slipcovers, pillows,curtains, tablecloths and the list goes on. I have a stuffed bunny that is partly constructed of chintz fabric.

You may machine wash or dry clean chintz fabric. Machine washing will eventually remove the glazing, however many people prefer chintz without the shine. So if you want to get rid of the shine, wash away!

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chintz 061Bunnies By The Bay came to be in 1986 in LaConner, Washington. These two sisters truly create heirlooms. I have a bunny that was given to me around 1987 as a birthday gift from my Mother. My bunny is over 20 years old. Since the late 1980's Bunnies By The Bay has changed their focus to products geared towards the baby's first year. If you would like to visit Bunnies By the Bay and view some of their current products go to

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