Vintage Quilt Top Fix Up

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

Summer is here! It feels so surreal to have a daughter who has graduated kindergarten now. I can’t believe she’s getting so big! We went from a busy end of the school year and are slowing down a bit. We have lots of play dates already planned so we can spend some good time with our friends. I have been feeling better as well and working on some projects as well. Like this quilt.

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

About 8 years ago when I really started getting into sewing, I was all about sewing with vintage materials (still love vintage fabrics!). I loved how people were re-purposing old quilts into purses and such, so I bought this quilt top on ebay. It was worn and had holes, so it was sold as a cutter quilt (one to cut up and use for other things). So I did just that. I cut out some pieces and made things with it.

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

Then it just sat in my fabric pile. I was reminded of this quilt after seeing many people on instagram that I follow using all these vintage quilts. I decided that I would try to fix this one up and make it into a completed quilt. We can always use extra ones for picnics around here.

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

You can see where I added fabric from my stash to the places I had cut out. I grabbed some doilies that I had as well and added them on in various places. I sewed on a fabric heart and did a good amount of embroidery. I even used some bright threads to mend some holes.

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

I used a sheet for the backing and decided to not add a binding. That would have added more work and I also didn’t know if I could do one that would give it the look I wanted. So I just placed the sheet and quilt top together, right sides facing, and sewed around leaving a hole to turn it right side out. Then I turned it right side out, pushed in the seams at the opening, and sewed around the edge of the whole quilt.

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

I think finding quilt tops is a great way to create a quick quilt. I’m so happy that I ended up using this. I see it being used a lot.
-Jess

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top

Finishing a Vintage Quilt Top
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Comments

  1. says

    Wow Jess! I love the fabrics in your quilt top. You could breathe in Summer just looking at it!!! I didn’t know you could buy quilt tops – I think I have some research to do! :)
    Sheree x0x

  2. says

    Great idea! I finally took some quilt tops and made smaller baby quilts out of them, and the rest, casserole caddies…We honor the women who spent the time to make them, when we repurpose them, yet again! Love following you Jess…I’m still out here, just not a frequent poster with a now, 16 year old!!!Yikes!

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