This project is in the same vein as the patchwork teddy bear. Just a simple primitive star shape that is stuffed and finished with a raw edge. A torn strip of the binding was used as the hanger.
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.
The (re)purposed project today is crazy simple and quick – a pincushion made from a vintage quilt. Even though I did not do any sewing for this project, it has to do with sewing so I guess it qualifies for my topic on (re)purposed sewing.
All that’s needed is a vintage container [I used an old silver plated sugar bowl], a scrap of vintage quilt [or any fabric scrap],a hand full of polyfil, and a hot glue gun.
I’m taking a little break from the patchwork to show you another (re)purposed project – an apron made from an old table runner, a pillow case, thrifted pair of linen capris, and some leftover muslin.
How’s that for a (re)purposed project?!
When I decided on my topic for this 31 day writing challenge, I started a list of ideas for (re)purposing my friend’s vintage quilt. Although I would like to have thirty projects from the quilt, I doubt it will happen. Yet surprisingly I have come up with more ideas than I anticipated.
One of my mentors in the prayer quilt ministry at church has been gracious enough to visit me here at Faith Stitched Home as I write through this challenge. As always she lifts me up with words of encouragement and inspiration. She mentioned an apron being a favorite item so of course, I had to go with it!
A few months back she invited members from the prayer quilt and shepherding ministries for lunch. Her home was so elegant and inviting and something that caught my eye right away was a yo-yo table runner on her sofa table. Now you might be thinking, “Yo-yo runner for elegant decor?” Let me tell you, it rocked. She is so gifted with needle and thread. I must ask her for a photo to show you sometime.