Are you looking for that unique print for your Asian quilt? Vintage Yukata cottons really caught my eye when I was recently introduced to them by local expert, Patricia Belyea. These lovely one of a kind designs are from the Showa period ranging from approx. WWII to 1989. Bold large scale florals in bright colors contrast with traditional indigo blue and white geometric designs.
The bolts average approx. 13-14″ wide and are approx. 12 yards long, which makes a full kimono. Yukata translates to “bathing clothes” in Japanese and the term also refers to summer cotton kimono. These kimonos were traditionally worn to the community bath house.
Yukata cottons make easy tablerunners – just seam the ends! Cut up the large designs for lovely feature blocks in your asian quilts. Try incorporating the prints into tote bags, pillows and jackets. Have fun collecting your own unique collection to make your projects really stand out.