Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
How should I fix this quilt. >

How should I fix this quilt.

How should I fix this quilt.

Old 05-30-2013, 09:09 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
girliegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Palmer Township, PA
Posts: 1,620
Default How should I fix this quilt.

My Mother gave me Grammy's quilt... it is about 80 years old and the outer 8 inches or so is really worn out. Should I see if I can redo the eight inches or just cut it off and rebind it?? she had it on her full size bed.. I have queen. so would it be bad of me to turn it into a smaller throw? need your in put... please.
girliegirl is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:10 AM
  #2  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
girliegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Palmer Township, PA
Posts: 1,620
Default

or just leave it the way it is a keepsake?
girliegirl is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:13 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Dina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,478
Default

I think I would make it smaller and use it. I suspect that your grandmother would be pleased that it was still being used, rather than just being stored as a keepsake.

I will be curious to see what others say though.

Dina
Dina is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:15 AM
  #4  
Super Member
 
charsuewilson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,203
Default

Is the outer 8" a border, or are they pieced blocks, and if pieced, what % would have to be redone?

To keep it historically accurate, probably the best thing to do would be to cut down and rebind.

but if you really want it on your bed, could you cut the top down, add borders and rebind?

Remember that it's your quilt, and what really matters is how you want to use it.
charsuewilson is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:16 AM
  #5  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
girliegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Palmer Township, PA
Posts: 1,620
Default

Dina, that is what my thought was... it has light faded mint green binding that can replace, a few areas that I could darn. but it is very pretty, I will load a picture tonight. I would love to do a reproduction of it... don't even know the pattern..
Originally Posted by Dina View Post
I think I would make it smaller and use it. I suspect that your grandmother would be pleased that it was still being used, rather than just being stored as a keepsake.

I will be curious to see what others say though.

Dina
girliegirl is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:19 AM
  #6  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
girliegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Palmer Township, PA
Posts: 1,620
Default

the outer border is pieced but all ecru muslin... nice quilting design, but very worn... to the point of falling apart if I was to wash it.
Originally Posted by charsuewilson View Post
Is the outer 8" a border, or are they pieced blocks, and if pieced, what % would have to be redone?

To keep it historically accurate, probably the best thing to do would be to cut down and rebind.

but if you really want it on your bed, could you cut the top down, add borders and rebind?

Remember that it's your quilt, and what really matters is how you want to use it.
girliegirl is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:23 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,004
Default

I would love to see a picture.
owlvamp is offline  
Old 05-30-2013, 11:42 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
quilt addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,743
Default

In the state it is in, it probably is not really useable. If you would like to use it sound like you have identified the likely options. Another consideration, is cut off the binding if worn and add a new border fabric on top of the old. You could sew or applique it down. Then I would requilt it following the pattern from the back and add a new binding. I know it will be hard to find a fabric that will not look new compared to the old. But may be a more useable size then just cutting off 8" on all sides.

Look forward to seeing pictures of what you decide to do.
quilt addict is offline  
Old 05-31-2013, 07:54 AM
  #9  
Junior Member
 
judith ann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 190
Default

Years ago they used to make a quilt topper made from muslin. They embroidered a simple design of flowers etc. on them. It was about 10 inches long by the width of the quilt.They would hand stitch this to the top of the quilt so it would not always be in contact with the persons skin. They could take it off and launder it and not the whole quilt. Don't know what they were called. I have 2 that were made by a dear friends mother. This could be an option for your quilt.
judith ann is offline  
Old 05-31-2013, 07:59 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeast Idaho
Posts: 3,178
Default

Originally Posted by judith ann View Post
Years ago they used to make a quilt topper made from muslin. They embroidered a simple design of flowers etc. on them. It was about 10 inches long by the width of the quilt.They would hand stitch this to the top of the quilt so it would not always be in contact with the persons skin. They could take it off and launder it and not the whole quilt. Don't know what they were called. I have 2 that were made by a dear friends mother. This could be an option for your quilt.
When I lived in Nebraska a few years ago, a lady told me that those muslin edges were called 'chinners' because you could tuck them up under your chin and then later they could be removed for washing and then replaced again. Saved lots of wear and tear on the good quilt fabric. Neat idea but lots of work, too. I suppose this was when quilts were really 'used' for warmth!
SandyinZ4 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Koriana
Main
46
02-16-2015 10:22 AM
quiltlady1941
Main
22
05-23-2014 04:04 PM
mzzzquilts
QB Help Center
0
12-04-2011 07:27 AM
JudyTheSewer
Main
1
10-21-2011 06:34 PM
sandpat
Main
58
05-08-2008 02:48 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.