Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintage Sheet Strip Quilt

This is the second quilt I've made with vintage linens now (see the first one here) and I think it's really cute. This one went together quickly! There are a few things I'd change next time though. First, I think it could use some darker fabric for a bit more contrast. The problem is I don't have many dark sheets in my stash. And second, I think I would vary the width of the strips a little more. These strips were all cut months ago while I was cutting other stuff and I thought there would be enough variation in size, but I was wrong :)

Overall, I'm happy with it!

It is quilted approximately 1/4" away on each side of the seams. The quilting isn't too dense, which keeps it nice and soft.

The great thing about using sheets for binding is there are only two seams. I do straight grain binding on all my quilts and cut it 2" wide.

I'm thinking I will keep this to sell at the Millrace Folk Festival, which is only a month away! I'll mostly be focusing on making purses until then. I can't wait!

Have a great day :)


  1. I think is just perfect, good luck with the sale

  2. Oh, that is so pretty! How wonderful that it's made with real vintage. Nice!

  3. this quilt really makes me smile. :)

  4. I think it's a great quilt, Bethany. Thanks for sharing on the Vintage Sheet blog.

  5. Such a lovely, cuddly baby quilt!



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