Enjoy this collection of all the projects I created from the vintage quilt.
I hope you will be inspired to (re)purpose an old, well loved but unusable family quilt into useful, new items.
This project is the last I had planned for my (re)purpose vintage quilt series. I had a few small projects that I just didn’t have time to get to. Most of my sewing takes place on the weekend as does laundry, house cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. Therefore all the planned projects on my list had to be completed this weekend since next Saturday is the last day of the Write 31 Days challenge. Due to the above list of must-dos, today’s project is the last one of the quilt (re)purpose that I have to showcase.
Much like the state of Georgia applique that I made for the pillow cover, I free-hand sketched a deer head (very trendy these days), and traced it onto a piece of the patchwork vintage quilt to which I had ironed some interfacing on the back. I cut it out and set my machine to the blanket stitch and stitched it to a piece of leftover osnaburg fabric.
Halloween is this week and you know what that means – Christmas is just around the corner! I have already started seeing Christmas items in stores for at least the last two weeks. Hence the inspiration for today’s (re)purpose project from the vintage quilt.
The body of the stocking is made from leftover curtain lining. I would have preferred to use drop cloth because it is more folksy like the patchwork but I used all that up with the other projects.
At my friend, Connie’s request, here is a quick and easy how to for the patchwork pumpkin. I’ve got to warn you right now before I go any further: This project is addictive. You will not stop at just one. Heck, you might not stop at ten! Please do not hold me accountable should pumpkin making consume you and cause you to skip cooking dinner or doing the laundry. Blame Connie for asking! Create these at your own risk. Oh, and enjoy yourself during the process!
I have (re)purposed a cardboard box. Perhaps I have stooped to a new low; I don’t know, you tell me!
I started with a box that came with those little packages of ramen noodle soup. Now before you judge me, please know that is not what I feed my family. Two of my boys who are in their early twenties like a good ramen soup in between meals occasionally. It’s a rite of passage for college age kids to eat ramen, isn’t it?
When I featured the apron that I made from the (re)purposed quilt, I mentioned that my inspiration came from one of the wonderful ladies that heads up our prayer quilt ministry at church. She’s been reading my series of posts on the (re)purposed quilt and suggested that I sew an apron. She is always an inspiration to me and upon her suggestion I knew right away what I wanted to make.
She also made her own (re)purposed apron from a quilt top that her grandmother had made but had never quilted. She told me that her grandmother had pressed all the seams open and had blanket stitched each raw edge! Oh my goodness, can you imagine the work involved in that process! She wasn’t sure why her grandmother had done that; the quilt was made from everyday common fabrics and it wasn’t a special pattern. It was just large squares stitched together patchwork style.
The (re)purpose project du jour is a table mat created from a thrift store table cloth and small scraps from the vintage quilt.
Since the holidays are right around the corner, I have gift giving on my mind for the inspiration of this (re)purposed project from the vintage quilt.
A gift of wine is easy, thoughtful, and appreciated. Giving it in a hand-made bag makes it extra special.