Frist a disclaimer: Don’t cut up a vintage family quilt in mint condition. Put it on the bed, hang it on the wall, pass it on to another generation and think of the person who (lovingly) made it.
But lots of quilts come to me ragged, frayed and without a personal connection. Here are 3 uses for vintage quilts I stitched last year:
1) Cover a cushion:
Don’t forget to add a zipper so you can wash your cushion cover.
2) Cut out your state, or another shape:
First I cut out my state using a pattern purchased on ETSY. I machine quilted it to the pillow background following the lines of the piecing, then covered the edges with a machine satin stitch.
This year I plan use the same technique to make Christmas tree pillows.
3) Cover a tree:
And speaking of trees…
To add to the rustic charm, I hand stitched seams on the outside, using gold sewing thread.
These are fun to make and use up lots of small quilt scarps. What do you think?
Any ideas to add to the project list? What do you like to use old quilts?