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how to quilt old doilies??

Old 07-10-2014, 08:12 AM
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I have boxes of old doilies, dresser scarves, napkins, etc that have old embroidery, scalloped edges, etc. Some of you will understand what I mean. I would like to incorporate these into a quilt, but not quite sure how to go about it. Some of the material is fine linen, others are of a heavier weight. How can I preserve the scalloped edges of some of the pieces? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I just don't know where to begin. Look forward to any and all help.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:30 AM
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All the ones that I have seen have the doily or runner appliqued onto a backing fabric (especially pretty with doilies), then that piece is pieced into a quilt.
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You need to check out Cindy Needham. She does beautiful stuff with old doilies and linens. Here is one example: http://blog.cindyneedham.com/2014/06...-workshop.html

She does workshops, retreats, and has a class listed on Craftsy. I recommend spending some serious time perusing her website and her blog, she has a wealth of information.
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I second the recommendation of Cindy Needham. I took her craftsy class and enjoyed it. She also has a book, hard to find and expensive, called Wholecloth Linen Quilts. She has done some amazing things with the types of items you have.
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Thanks for the info, will check out Cindy's site and watch for any more suggestions. I have time to look up info, so thanks again.
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Wish I could find a site for crocheted doilies... again, probably just appliqueing them to background fabric and then making a quilt would work??
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I have some older doilies from my Grandmother and some I have bought at quilt shows and consignment stores. I am planning to use them in my landscape quilts as snow on the ground, lacy clouds in the sky, etc. I just love incorporating the old into the new.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Divokittysmom View Post
Wish I could find a site for crocheted doilies... again, probably just appliqueing them to background fabric and then making a quilt would work??
I would also be interested in using old doilies in quilts. I was wondering how you can treat them when cutting them.
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Check Pinterest for inspiration, there are some beautiful quilts. Many of them could be used for ideas without using a pattern.

Years ago - so long ago that HGTV aired mostly crafts shows - Simply Quilts had an episode featuring Sharon Rexroad. I bought her book, Doily Magic, as well as some doilies. Haven't yet used them, but I am planning to do a heart one for a valentine's wall hanging.
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I've been collecting doilies, dresser scarf sets, embroidered pillow cases, etc. I plan on using some of the items in clothing for little girls, making pillow case dresses and incorporating some of the pieces into a crazy quilt.
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