Over the summer I was busy cleaning out my sewing room–it was bad. The cupboards were bulging and fabric was everywhere. It took a few weeks, but now that the organization is back I feel like I am ready for some fall sewing!
As I was cleaning, some of the first things I came across were some vintage and antique quilts that were never finished or needed repairs. So, early in the summer cleaning process I spent some time mending them. Each one needed its own care–repairing little holes in one, restitching another one back together. And even washing and finishing an antique quilt that was a yard sale find and having it long-arm quilted and bound.
While working on the above quilts, I thought it might be fun to some research. And then do a series on caring for and repairing vintage quilts. So, along the way I took a few photos. I did a LOT of research on how to care for quilts properly to keep them. And I think it might be useful information for many more generations.
For the next five weeks I thought it might be fun to share this series called “How to Care for Vintage Quilts Series” on vintage quilting. We can share some information to help us all with caring for vintage or antique quilts. Or be on the look out for quilts that might need to be mended or made into quilts from yard sales that we can put back into use!
So, every Tuesday for the next four weeks here is the schedule:
How to Care for Vintage Quilts Series
- Week #1: How to Wash a Vintage Quilt
- Week #2: How to Quilt a Vintage Quilt Top–3 Traditional Ways
- Week #3: How to Store Vintage Quilts
- Week #4: 5 Tips for Repairing a Vintage Quilt Top
I can’t wait to get started next week. It has been so fun to take a close look at each quilt and “learn its story.”
Do you have any vintage quilt tops to be made into quilts or repaired?