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Quilt from old embroidered tea towels, napkins and doilies

Old 04-26-2013, 06:32 AM
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Default Quilt from old embroidered tea towels, napkins and doilies

Has anyone made a quilt from those items? My friend wants to do this and asked me to help design it. I know with all the knowledge and experience combined on this board, someone may have pictures to show what they have done and would be so kind as to post them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:15 AM
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here is an old thread on the topic that might have some ideas for you http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t176495.html
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:21 PM
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Funny you brought this up, because I have just started collecting these items for just such a project! I'd love to see pics of yours. Have fun with it!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:32 PM
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I bought a pattern using these items at one time but I cannot find it. It is driving me nuts.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:25 PM
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I am working on doing this, have made my blocks and now am sashing. It has taken some planning and way more time than I thought it would, I think or rather I hope I will be pleased with the end result. I did it in log cabin style. Although with some of the pillowcase embroidery that initial block is different sizes in a lot of the blocks. In between I have put together other blocks with windmills, nine patch etc. When I get this done I will post a picture. (Positive thinking on my part...lol) I have used up quite a bit of fabric I had, but had to pick up some, so much for using up scraps. It is a big quilt to fit on a queen size bed.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:38 PM
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You mention tea towels as well. I have picked up some very nice vintage ones, that I use as a tea towel. They are reasonably priced at yard sales and second hand stores. When I have looked at them, I thought to myself they would be pretty in a quilt, the one thing that holds me back is the fact that some of them are linen and not sure how they would work, but they would be pretty.
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