Sunday, September 29, 2013
A little upcycling
I got my hands on a vintage quilt recently, with the intent of making a few stockings out of it. There was significant damage to some portions of the quilt, but when I spread it out, I found quite a few areas with no damage at all, or just minimal discoloration that could be covered by something . . .
Like a pocket.
I made a similar bag a while back from some quilt scraps I'd gotten at a sidewalk sale, but I'm even happier with this one. The colors are really fresh considering the quilt's age (I think it's 1930s - 1940s by the prints and some of the damage), and the batting is still fluffy. When I cut into the quilt, I could see that the batting was wool, and uneven in areas, so it may have come straight from the sheep, who knows? I know Depression-era housewives certainly didn't head off to their local JoAnn's to pick up batting-in-a-bag.
Listing can be found here.