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Thread: New Life for Vintage Textiles: Composition Notebook Cover

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    New Life for Vintage Textiles: Composition Notebook Cover

    In an effort to preserve some beautiful hand embroidered pillow cases that I have, I came up with a pattern and technique to preserve the vintage textiles. I did not want to cut off the lovely hand crocheted lace. Here are photos. Simple tutorial to come. I also made some with a cut work pillow case that I dyed a mottled rose pink. I also am collecting and hand dyeing white cotton sateen napkins and table cloths to make these. I dyed 30 different pieces of a sateen table cloth with the left over colors from a project. I will get those up in a week or so, after vacation. For now, here is the pillowcase.
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    ​Gorgeous!

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    This is beautiful! I am waiting patiently for your tutorial as i have gathered vintage textiles to use somehow. But enjoy your vacation first!
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    That's a great idea. I look forward to your tutorial!
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    So pretty!

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    Just gorgeous, great job and thank you for sharing
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    Beautiful!

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    Gorgeous! It's so beautiful I'd hate to use it! Thanks for sharing it with us!
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    so very pretty.
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    Very pretty. I love these old vintage pieces and designs.

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    You just gave me an idea to use some of the things that I have that my mother did.

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    I have a lot of them I learned to do in my teens. I found a box of patterns a few days back that had a lot of them. Now I am thinking of doing more as I always loved them.

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    very nice idea

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    Beautiful
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    Super great idea! Perfect use for those lovely old hand made pieces!

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    Look for the super easy tutorial around Aug 20th. Forgot to say, I bought this at a rummage sale for $1.00. My technique secures the fragile, thin fabric without quilting through it around the design...unless you want to :0) It is flexible enough to use with any vintage textile, regardless of size of design.

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    OH nice .. waiting patiently for the tutorial .. don't feel any pressure now, as many are waiting .. LOL
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    Lovely and great idea. Keep the ideas coming, I have lots of old embroidered linens to work with. Thanks for posting!
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