Let’s Make a Vintage Linens Quilt Together! Post #9

Let us take a few minutes to clear up some confusion…I cannot tell you how much fabric to buy because I do not know where you will use it, how much of it you will use or how often you will use a particular fabric.

What I can tell you is you might want to have on hand maybe 7 or 8 fat quarters of fabrics that will have colors that will work well with the vintage linens you have selected.

You will also need to be thinking about your “background”fabric, a nice light tone-on-tone maybe and either white or natural muslin. If you have 2 yards of background fabric you will most likely have a bit left over. The same for your muslin.

This is no ordinary project we are about to start! It will require you to make your own decisions about color placement, fabrics and such. You will have a very basic pattern to follow but I will not be telling you what to use where linens and fabrics are concerned.

For some of you, you are probably uncomfortable right now. This will be a wonderful learning experience! Remember several weeks ago I suggested that this might not be a project where you would use treasured vintage pieces? Keep that in mind, we are getting ready for a teaching/learning adventure!

You are going to be so excited as we begin to create quilt blocks that give honor to those needleworkers who came before us. We are going to make a quilt top to showcase all the needlework we have so carefully gathered, laundered and pressed! We’re going to have fun!

Blessings to all during this Christmas Season, hope your holidays are filled with joy!


10 thoughts on “Let’s Make a Vintage Linens Quilt Together! Post #9

  1. I just found these ideas about using vintage linens. I have quite a few that belonged to both my grandmothers, my mom and my aunt. Plus some I have bought. I’ve been looking for a good way to save them for the future as I have a grown daughter and two young granddaughters .I have never done anything on a blog so have no idea of how to do anything.

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    1. You will find wonderful ideas by following the Facebook group called: Quilting Vintage and may also pick up a tip or two by reading my blog posts. Everyone starts somewhere, just think of this as Your Start! 🙂


  2. I am already loving this project. I’m excited and nervous too. Thank you for leading this huge group of of experienced and non-experienced quilters. We are all so thankful to you. Merry Christmas and stay safe.

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  3. thanks so much for posting import information here on your blog as It’s much apricated and easier to find, looking forward to Jan 1 and learning from your experience

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