Monday, July 14, 2014

How to Repair an OLD Quilt - Making an OLD Quilt NEW Again !

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I'm always on look out for old quilts and IF I think I can save them I purchase them. They have to be washable and usable, nothing better to me no matter the temperature is a quilt to cuddle in.

This is a recent purchase !
See quilt HERE
How to fix and old quilt by hand stitching it

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 There was 3 blocks that needed attention, 
I ALWAYS wash quilts before I mend, this one turned out 
VERY nice, they usually do !


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I like making a paper temple for the applique piece I'm adding

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Try to make it exact and add seam allowance at the time of cutting (it's easier to do this way)

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This is the same fabric, one is the right side 
and one it the back side


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Add the seam allowance and cut out piece

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Fold down the point and press

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Fold the sides over, I like to press everything and I use the tip of the small scissors to hold as the fabric will get HOT !
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Applique the pink down 

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how to mend an old quilt

There are 3 baskets I fixed on this quilt
Can you find them ?

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3 comments:

  1. Genius to use the wrong side. They always say, we buy both sides of the fabric.

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  2. Brilliant! I've thought about doing this on a quilt I bought. You've laid it out here so perfectly, thanks for the tips!!

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  3. Looks great! In your tutorial you don't mention finishing by doing the quilting. Do you go thru to the back or not?

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