Old Technology, New Fabrics

JAN 26, 2012 updated May 30, 2016

 

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This week's contest delivers another amazing top ten list, at the top of which is "Say Good Night, Gracie," a design by first-time contest winner Brandy Dopkins of Wisconsin. Among the other winning fabrics  you'll find odes to old radios, abacuses, lava lamps, pod chairs, cassette tapes, turntables and — my personal favorite — punched tape (which is how folks used to store data for computers, believe it or not).

 

See the Top Ten Outdated Technology Fabrics

The final votes this week:

1. 679 votes for Say Goodnight, Gracie by vicky_s 
2. 649 votes for Plastic Fantastic!! by inscribed_here 
3. 600 votes for Abacus-Cadabracus! by gsonge 
4. 568 votes for Retro radio by cjldesigns 
5. 527 votes for Hot Wax by spellstone 
6. 505 votes for Vintage Screens by demigoutte 
7. 491 votes for Mix Tapes (80s) by pennycandy 
8. 471 votes for heeeeey dj! by amel24 
9. 446 votes for Needlework for the ragpile by zoebrench 
10. 435 votes for Pink Punch Tape by meduzy 


11. 399 votes for Punched Tape by annosch 
12. 373 votes for Crazy_Coffee_Pots by niceandfancy 
13. 370 votes for Walk Man in the Dreamtime by vo_aka_virginiao 
14. 368 votes for Colourful Cassette Tapes by *erinred* 
15. 355 votes for outdated by sororitysister 
16. 352 votes for Victorian Times by jenniferbabb 
17. 348 votes for Tappety Tap 6inch Repeat by kimberly-ann 
18. 337 votes for outdatedbikes by johanna_design 
19. 334 votes for Favourite Game Retro-Colourway Black by teja_jamilla 
20. 333 votes for Doodle Phones by oksancia 
21. 323 votes for Up, Up & Away by kayajoy 
22. 322 votes for My 90s Mixtape by erinibbertson 
23. 319 votes for Stereophonic Lime by thirdhalfstudios 
24. 315 votes for Timeworn TV's by dianef 
25. 313 votes for retro rotary phones by jeannemcgee 
26. 312 votes for disco records by kociara 
27. 312 votes for old book smell not included by doodleandhoob 
28. 303 votes for floppy_disk_2 by thesandowl 
29. 296 votes for iPlushies by verycherry 
30. 290 votes for Laundry Day 1900 by jabiroo 
31. 283 votes for Love the Bomb! by the_lovely 
32. 282 votes for vintage technology by ksantipa 
33. 274 votes for Spinning 45's – Spring Green by owlandchickadee 
34. 272 votes for Old Film Reel Leader by shelleymade 
35. 271 votes for road trip! by fable_design 
36. 267 votes for Good old sewing tools_BLUE by jumping_birds 
37. 258 votes for deweydecimal by chickendream 
38. 255 votes for Gramophone by needlebook 
39. 250 votes for kerosene lamps by babysisterrae 
40. 248 votes for old_music_never_dies by lien_geeroms 
41. 248 votes for Space invaders / スペースインベーダー by happy_to_see 
42. 247 votes for outdated_technology_pattern by rosalie409 
43. 245 votes for Final_Reel_Time_cropped_copy by kriskross 
44. 245 votes for floppy_floppy_disk by nncw12 
45. 242 votes for Old Skool Alphabet by sammyk 
46. 240 votes for Dancing vinyls by wantit 
47. 237 votes for Pop Vinyls by cassiopee 
48. 235 votes for Vintage Vinyl by kdl 
49. 231 votes for TARDIS Travels Damask by fentonslee 
50. 228 votes for Tele-television by annelize 
51. 218 votes for Instant Camera by katyholmes 
52. 211 votes for cuckoo clocks by katarina 
53. 210 votes for typewritter by wildpanda 
54. 208 votes for 80's Cassette Tapes by mojcilajn 
55. 199 votes for Red Rotary Retro by jenniferdenty 
56. 198 votes for those good ol' days by the_collectionist 
57. 196 votes for Vacuum Tube Retro by glimmericks 
58. 194 votes for Mix Tapes by illustrative_images 
59. 194 votes for A_tribute_to_outdated_technology by theboutiquestudio 
60. 193 votes for bearsies5 by marylundquist 
61. 192 votes for Typewriter by fabgirl42 
62. 191 votes for Tape Song by leighr 
63. 189 votes for Mix Tapes by crissyrose 
64. 188 votes for Are_you_talking_to_me by leolietje 
65. 185 votes for Pencils by sammoore 
66. 181 votes for typewritererasers by tommyandjimmy 
67. 180 votes for camera love by xoelle 
68. 175 votes for Outdated Technology by susaninparis 
69. 168 votes for Family Floppy takes a walk down memory lane by irrimiri 
70. 168 votes for my desk is a total shambles! by mariao 
71. 166 votes for 50s kitchen devices gone mad by kikibaai 
72. 160 votes for Wax_Seals_and_Pen_Letters by moobug 
73. 156 votes for Orange Twin Lens Reflex by audreyclayton 
74. 152 votes for keys madness by kimscraftyapple 
75. 151 votes for Fun Abaci by tinag 
76. 150 votes for typewriter by eclaire16&#01
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77. 150 votes for Computer Card Transfer Issue by lizarti 
78. 145 votes for APennyForYourCall by mrshervi 
79. 143 votes for Living in the Plastic Age by theposhvagabond 
80. 138 votes for Disk Man Floral – Heidy Garay by heidyg 
81. 137 votes for mixtape madness by avelis 
82. 137 votes for Just Text Me-Oops I Mean Call Me by mag-o 
83. 137 votes for multi_size_Nintendo by stuffbyduff 
84. 136 votes for movable type by sef 
85. 135 votes for Tapes from the 80's by snigne 
86. 135 votes for From Abacus To ZInc-Copper Voltaic Pile by boris_thumbkin 
87. 135 votes for avocado_green_phone by susan_swedien 
88. 134 votes for Type Soon by nicole_tamarin 
89. 134 votes for vinyl history1940;s by frances"fancy_felter" 
90. 130 votes for Heirloom Atmosphere by pyralisdesign 
91. 130 votes for 3 1/2" Floppy Disks by robyriker 
92. 129 votes for edison by kateg 
93. 129 votes for 8-Bit Good Times by ravenous 
94. 128 votes for Dial K for Kitty – Cream by papersparrow 
95. 127 votes for Time to talk by wednesday'sgirl 
96. 126 votes for Trail Mail by demouse 
97. 124 votes for Vic 20 – My first computer by upcyclepatch 
98. 123 votes for blue tapes by lilliblomma 
99. 118 votes for clockswbg by jaytensen 
100. 117 votes for Outdated_technology by maziza 
101. 117 votes for tech by kstrub 
102. 116 votes for 70s chic by blboutique 
103. 114 votes for gramaphone by bonnitagraphics 
104. 112 votes for Typewriter_Repeat by hlbyatt 
105. 112 votes for Lantern in a Lightning Storm by pond_ripple 
106. 110 votes for retrofarwell by chickoteria 
107. 107 votes for recordplayerfabric by helliecopter 
108. 106 votes for retro-techno-type by sclues 
109. 106 votes for Floppy Diskettes by jmday 
110. 105 votes for These ears are passe! by topfrog56 
111. 104 votes for My Phone Does All That by shala 
112. 104 votes for Cologe3 by rickie777 
113. 102 votes for Phonographs! by jubilli 
114. 102 votes for slide rule tea towel by georgeandgracie 
115. 102 votes for phones by hannafate 
116. 101 votes for Mixed Tape Memories by lauriebaars 
117. 100 votes for phone birds by malloryn 
118. 100 votes for Retro movie reels by fantazya 
119. 99 votes for You Are My Type, I Love You! by bzbdesigner 
120. 97 votes for Walkman by jull 
121. 95 votes for Apollo Mission by engravogirl 
122. 95 votes for WW2 silhouettes by podaiboo 
123. 95 votes for A life of a hollywood Diva by paragonstudios 
124. 94 votes for Typewriter by annalisa222 
125. 93 votes for The_Camera by dancingwithfabric 
126. 93 votes for Slideshow Blue by mollyvetter 
127. 91 votes for Outdated Technology by katsanders 
128. 90 votes for Telephone by littlebeardog 
129. 89 votes for Outdated Power by leeleeandthebee 
130. 88 votes for nichole9582's shape glyph by nichole9582 
131. 88 votes for Oldschool Snapshot by ninjaauntsdesigns 
132. 85 votes for Retro Phones by katieschrader 
133. 84 votes for Oldie but Goodie – cassette tapes by andibird 
134. 83 votes for technologic by annaboo 
135. 83 votes for Gramophonic by theoliveseed 
136. 80 votes for the forgotten record player by heidikenney 
137. 80 votes for A Clunky Old Typewriter by karenharveycox 
138. 80 votes for Classic Cameras by mactire 
139. 79 votes for Brown Vacuum Tube Herringbone by exfish 
140. 79 votes for cassette tapes by pernille_voss 
141. 78 votes for Mom_s_sewing_collection by kirpa 
142. 77 votes for Classic Rotary Dial in pink and peach by dollyw< /a> 
143. 76 votes for 
Re-cord by koko_chica 
144. 75 votes for A Geek's Garden by brandymiller 
145. 74 votes for Floptastic2 by hippylongstockings 
146. 74 votes for Skaholic Genaration by kitschkat 
147. 73 votes for Alphabet Type Balls by annstudio 
148. 71 votes for obsolete munchies by scrummy 
149. 66 votes for old_records by christine_gibson 
150. 62 votes for classic controller by aperiodic 
151. 62 votes for Candlestick_Phones by walkathon 
152. 62 votes for 1951 bulletnose Studebaker by edsel2084 
153. 61 votes for Paloma_s_Old_Technology by paloma_le_sage_fabrics 
154. 58 votes for Telephone World by nadinesalama 
155. 57 votes for Polaroid_fabric by yespleasestudio 
156. 56 votes for yellow_meters by librtysarah 
157. 56 votes for fytoprueba by joancaronil 
158. 54 votes for casette-pattern by tati-design 
159. 53 votes for Modern Toile; Crimes of Technology by muddyfoot 
160. 51 votes for 1851 Singer by spiringsdesigns 
161. 51 votes for star_ship_2-ed by elarnia 
162. 50 votes for Days Gone By by whimzwhirled 
163. 50 votes for Tiny Telephones by sugarcookie 
164. 50 votes for view master by grafite 
165. 49 votes for calculator watches on blue by lharmon 
166. 49 votes for 80's music by la_nonna_aida 
167. 49 votes for camerafabric by rachml 
168. 49 votes for Buggywhips and Hourglasses by karendel 
169. 49 votes for DJ Moona (retro vinyl coolection) by nekanen 
170. 49 votes for Video Games by elvishthistle 
171. 48 votes for rabbit ears by scoutmom131 
172. 45 votes for Push&Play by lazycutie 
173. 45 votes for typewritter_fabric by samantha_weyant 
174. 43 votes for mixtape by kiwicuties 
175. 42 votes for Outdated Technology by j_l_whitham_illustrations 
176. 39 votes for Island Beat by dida 
177. 37 votes for Old_technology_spoonflower2_1_8_2012 by compugraphd 
178. 37 votes for Remember Me? by crinkled 
179. 37 votes for 45_RPM by mammajamma 
180. 37 votes for tapes and flowers by mrs_kafoops 
181. 36 votes for French Semaphore Towers with Oxen by mongiesama 
182. 35 votes for Trumpet Horn Turntables by ladyfayne 
183. 34 votes for Batacus Abaceye (abacus, abaci) (Large Fabric Print) by quiltsmith 
184. 33 votes for bike_cards_3-72 by elizabethgraeber 
185. 33 votes for Calculating vintage appeal (swatch for detail) by a_most_peculiar 
186. 33 votes for The Turnspits by rusticcorgi 
187. 33 votes for The Way Back Club Steampunk Style by the_gleesome_besom 
188. 31 votes for Alarm clocks… WAKE UP sleepy head by alexsan 
189. 31 votes for camerasrecordplayers by jessamarie 
190. 30 votes for retro gramophone by pink-lollipops 
191. 29 votes for typewriter-fabric-ed by hartlinedesigns 
192. 29 votes for Antique Road Roller by robin_rice 
193. 28 votes for Pixel i tup by nerida_jeannie 
194. 27 votes for A and B are my favorite sides by entoncesrosaura 
195. 27 votes for how do you dial. . . . by mcrooker 
196. 27 votes for outdated technology by raasma 
197. 25 votes for 70's phone… "Yello!" by luluhoo 
198. 25 votes for The Brick by stoflab 
199. 25 votes for upgrade windows 95 by risha 
200. 20 votes for breaking_records by sunven 
201. 17 votes for Hysteria! by queeninmyownmind 
202. 16 votes for Arcade Games Forever by annie_gg 
203. 12 votes for Hello Central — green by flapperfancies
 

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