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!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Help with vintage quilt

  1. #1
    Senior Member tallchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    882

    Help with vintage quilt

    I have a wonderful post lady who has given me several of her mothers quilts and tops over the years and she recently gave me 3 more today. She did the self binding method of back to front and a piece was either missed or???? Either way I would love to correct it so I can wash it and use it. The top itself is all hand stitched and the binding is sewn by machine. Should I undo all the binding and do a complete different binding? Undo it and straighten it up and fix it?? Everything else is perfect on the quilt, what say the experts that are QB!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images


    Lisa

  2. #2
    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    6,471
    I would take out the machine stitching and finish it by hand. The quilt is lovely and the binding stitching detracts from it. What do your quilt inspectors say??

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    dallas tx.
    Posts
    5,111
    Blog Entries
    3
    I would also take it off and use an off white to bind it. It is really pretty.

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    35,773
    Pulling the back to the front for binding is harder then you think. You can get tunneling of the fabric which makes it difficult to get a nice sewn edge. It looks like the sewing was not done very well and it let the edge of the fabric fray out. You can either undo the sewing and see if there is enough binding fabric to come over and enclose the frayed edge or patch the edge first or put on new binding. Quilt seems to be in good shape otherwise and redoing the edge should make it last a while longer.

  5. #5
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    11,157
    Blog Entries
    2
    I would also remove the 'comb over' and replace it with a traditional binding.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  6. #6
    Senior Member ruby2shoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    697
    Lovely top but the binding does detract so I too would remove all the machine stitching, neaten up the edges and put on another binding in a cream colour perhaps.

  7. #7
    Super Member Bree123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,138
    I really love that yellow color. If you can't get a good finish with the self-binding method, perhaps you can see if you can match that fabric for a traditional binding.

  8. #8
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    13,791
    I agree with the others. Remove the binding and replace with a traditional binding. The quilt is beautiful. I also like the yellow color for binding.

  9. #9
    Senior Member tallchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    882
    Thank you everyone for your advice!! I too love the yellow binding and I will see if I can find anything that will work for a traditional binding. I just love when these treasures come my way.
    Lisa

  10. #10
    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    18,938
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    I would take out the machine stitching and finish it by hand. The quilt is lovely and the binding stitching detracts from it. What do your quilt inspectors say??
    I would also do it in sections taking out the machine stitching and do it by hand. It will look a like nicer. Seems that the quilt police like the quilt too.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

  11. #11
    Senior Member tallchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    882
    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I would also do it in sections taking out the machine stitching and do it by hand. It will look a like nicer. Seems that the quilt police like the quilt too.
    Ahhh yes my quilt inspectors are always ready to help me, I have 3 that my husband brought home from a job site almost 3 years ago, they love fabric as much as I do.
    Lisa

  12. #12
    Super Member luvstoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Yorkville, IL
    Posts
    6,359
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I agree with the others. Remove the binding and replace with a traditional binding. The quilt is beautiful. I also like the yellow color for binding.
    I agree. Beautiful quilt and a really easy fix. Lucky you.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
    Yorkville, IL

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    howell, Mi
    Posts
    2,341
    I agree with everyone else--remove the binding and reattach it. I like the yellow color and would try to get that color if you need to replace the binding. The quilt is beautiful and deserves to be fixed and enjoyed.
    Sue

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.