Showing posts with label quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilt. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sew and Tell: fabric strip towel

Photo Courtesy of Sumo's Sweet Stuff
A few weeks ago I featured this adorable fringed baby quilt by Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.


 
Since I don’t have any friends having babies, I used her tutorial to give new life to a kitchen towel.

I found an old towel that was one step away from being a dust rag. It had a few little stains but was still in pretty good shape {not falling apart and completely stained}.
 
I cut fabric strips a little wider than the towel and sewed them together. For this project, you sew the wrong sides together. If you sew, you automatically pin and sew right sides together so you have to keep reminding yourself.

Once the pieces were sewn together, I cut the seams to fringe them. Sumo’s Sweet Stuff has a great tutorial with pictures on this process, so head over there if you want to make one.

From almost a dust rag to a new kitchen towel. 


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sew and Tell: grandma's quilt

I can’t take credit for this project but for me it’s beyond inspirational. My grandmother made this quilt at least 80 years ago. I looked up the design and it’s called the Dresden Plate.


Quilting around the 1930’s was a complete necessity and most people, including my grandmother couldn’t afford to buy new fabric. I’m sure all of the pieces in this quilt were house dresses, shirts or aprons.




I can’t get over the tiny perfect stitches and the beautiful prints on the fabric.





I will always treasure this quilt. I keep it stored in the closet because it’s starting to wear and fray. Whenever I look at it, I picture my grandmother with needle and thread, stitching away.


The thimble, needles, scissors and thread pictured with the quilt were actually my grandmother’s notions. More treasured items.


Aren’t grandmothers amazing?