Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Old quilt repairs

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    213
    I recently purchased a vintage quilt. The binding is very tattered. The quilt it self is in excellent condition. What is the best way to repair this quilt? Or should I just leave it as is since I will not use it for anything but display?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Ridgeville, Ohio
    Posts
    993
    when i repaired a quilt like this I just sewed with tiny stitches the binding back together but it wasn't very tattered. their are many websites on the web telling about how to repair old quilts if you just type in repairing vintage quilts. But I am sure there is someone here that can tell you as much as they can.

  3. #3
    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    La Quinta, CA
    Posts
    3,911
    I would just sew a new binding over the tattered one.

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    15,616
    Does repairing an old quilt devalue it?

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    how old is the quilt? What period of time.
    Yes, repairs to devalue. It then becomes whatever is the newest put in.
    If just the binding, you can get authentic fabric.
    I would remove the existing binding and do a new one.

  6. #6
    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,005
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I would just sew a new binding over the tattered one.
    I think this would be my solution too. That way you will still have the whole quilt under the new binding.

  7. #7
    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    9,564
    you can easily remove the binding and replace it with a new binding- or you can just make a new binding and put it over the raggedy one- your choice- personally i remove old ratty bindings and replace them with new ones- but that's just how i do it.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    213
    I don't know how old this is. I know I don't remember seeing these fabrics and I am old so it has to be older than I am. The frayed edges are on the top and bottom and not the sides. My guess is that it is from the wear and tear of being used.

    Quilt
    Name:  Attachment-247982.jpe
Views: 70
Size:  40.0 KB

    Closer look
    Name:  Attachment-247983.jpe
Views: 66
Size:  58.3 KB

    fraying
    Name:  Attachment-247984.jpe
Views: 70
Size:  34.7 KB

  9. #9
    Super Member buddy'smom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    4,185
    A new binding won't hurt, it's a stunning quilt.
    The gal who owns a lqs here in town had repaired a quilt for a gal and when I heard she was getting 35.00 an hour I was blowen away. Not that it's not worth it but this was being repaired because her bird destroyed it and he would get it back aftere the repairs.

  10. #10
    Super Member isnthatodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Garland, TX
    Posts
    2,296
    I would delicately tie down the frayed strings and leave it as it is. You can always fold it so that the frayed edges don't show.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.