Bygone Quits Reclaimed

January 17th, 2013 in member junk     
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After washing. some faired better....
than others.
I ended up making a rag garland with the strips, I added cinnamon sticks here and there for more country charm.
I cutout some applique hearts from some of the larger pieces.
There were so many layers. I guess theyd keep patchig and patching holes/wear spots.
After washing. some faired better....

After washing. some faired better....

Photo: deb newton

While cleaning out my parents farm after they passed we came across these ancient quilts that had seen better days. Dad used them to cover whatever engine, tractor or other greasy grubby thing he was fixing, to keep the dust off.Don't ask ;) They were put in the toss pile...somehow they ended up in my van ;) I brought them hope thinking I could do something with them even if they were drity and holey. After washing, I decided to make a farmhouse garland which turned out to be 8 1/2 feet!! I  still have 3 other holey quilts to do something with. Any Ideas?

Pattern or design used: My own design - deb newton
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, cottage, country, garden, family room, outdoor spaces, kitchen, porch, living room, bedroom, farm, black, entry, fabric, green, brown, sunroom, mudroom, grey, window coverings

Comments (4)

willeneg writes: We had someone to make our daughters big teddy bears from their Great-Great Grandmothers quilts.
Posted: 8:19 am on May 29th
DragonflyTreasure writes: Thanks for the ideas! both are great Posted: 6:56 pm on February 8th
NaturalBornJunker writes: Rag balls would look good made out of the log cabin quilt! Posted: 10:16 am on February 1st
MakinItHappen writes: I would try to find a section that is mostly intact and frame it for a wall hanging. Posted: 9:12 am on January 18th
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