Vintage Sheets!


By Judith on July 29, 2012
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I’ve always had a soft spot for vintage sheets, pillowcases or clothing, and over the years have casually picked up the odd charity shop find here and there.

And then my lovely friend bought me some vintage sheet fqs for my birthday, which spurred me on to start making an actual quilt.

Well you know what happens when you get spurred on!!

More fabric buying!

Thanks to the lovely Mary, I’ve been able to  feed my addiction  add to my collection of vintage finds, and have made a start on a charm square quilt.

I’ve a particular person in mind for this quilt, she’s a young woman who’s had a tough year so far.

But I’m so in love with it I want to make another one and keep it for myself! 

So it was back to Mary (who btw has Midas hands when it comes to finding amazing vintage sheets in charity shops – just check out here what she got last week alone!!) to add in a few more charm squares.

I’ve left the design of this first quilt simple & I’m not feeling inclined to do too much with the design of the 2nd quilt either!  The thought of over working these lovelies doesn’t appeal to me.  Endless trimming of hsts puts me right off (even though they would look amazing) but there’s something in me that just wants to respect the age and character of these fabrics and let them be the main focus of attention rather than a particular quilt pattern.

I’ll keep you posted with how I get on with my 2 Vintage lovelies!

If you are looking for a great selection of vintage sheets from a UK based shop, then check out Mary’s Etsy shop.