Repairing Vintage Quilt Tops
Repairing and mending antique and vintage quilts are a necessary part of the process to get the quilt looking fantastic again. Because as we always say “A quilt is to be used!” And the signs of use on vintage quilts are to be expected—but they can be easily repaired. The following tutorials will help you immensely when repairing and mending your vintage quilts.
How to Repair a small hole
Darcy Quilts teaches you how to repair a small hole in a quilt with this simple tutorial.
How to replicate a pattern piece and repair
If you have an antique quilt that has a specific pattern, this tutorial from The Quilt Ladies shows you how to replicated the pattern and then mend your antique quilt.
Repairing a Hole all the way through the Quilt
Gypsy Dreamer Quilts shows you a step by step process of how she repaired an antique quilt and then hand quilted over it to make it fit seamlessly with the original quilt. Find her full tutorial HERE.
Repairing Sections that have worn out
This process for repairing a wedding ring quilt can be applied to many other quilts as well. The full tutorial from A Ditchin’ Time Quilting shows you exactly how to do it correctly.
Fixing Fabric Bleeds on Quilts
The Crafty Quilter has a great method for fixing bleeding quilts that are new or old! Here is her full tutorial HERE.
Handstitching open seams
Quilting Digest teaches you how to sew a popped or frayed seam using an invisible stitch. This is one of my favorite ways to repair quilts because it can sometimes happen on a modern quilt as well. Head HERE for the tutorial on doing an invisible ladder stitch to close a seam.
Adding New Binding
Sometimes adding a new binding is necessary on a vintage quilt. I tend to leave the original binding underneath and replace it with some fabric binding in a reproduction fabric from the era of the quilt. A good binding tutorial can be found HERE.