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    vintage doily mini tutorial

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Size:  1.78 MBHere's a little tutorial explaining the process of my mini quilt:

    I used water soluble glue, sparingly, to secure the doily to the linen. Then I sewed the doily around the edges with matching thread. I didn't secure in the center, but you certainly could if it needed it.
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    After that I spray basted the quilt sandwich and hand stitched the little mini.
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    I used some Liberty of London fabric for the binding. Very simple and easy.

    This mini quilt is 12 X 12 inches.

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    Thankyou so much for this! Now to find the doiles (sp) I have!

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    That's adorable! Thank you for sharing how to make this little quilt!
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    Beautiful job!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That's a great idea. I have a couple of drawers full of doilies (I love making them!), and this would be a great way to display them. I have to 'rotate' my doilies, because I only have so many flat places to put them!

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    Where to find doilies

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    Thankyou so much for this! Now to find the doiles (sp) I have!
    I've found some in the Dollar Tree Store in Maine. Not sure if those stores are all over the country or not.

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    thank you. i have a doily that just sits in a drawer because i have no table to put it on. now i can put it on the wall
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    Thanks, I have some my Grandmother made and it would be nice to do one
    for each of my children and grandchildren for a keepsake. My kids remember
    their great-grandmother, grandkids didn't know her except by picture.

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    This is to cute for words...lol!!

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    That is a very attractive mini- Makes me think that several of them with coordinated but not matching backgrounds would make a great wall grouping that combines the vintage with the contemporary.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    I have a doily that belonged to my mom. How big is your quilt? How big is the doily? Very cute!

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    Very nice!! I am going to have to make one.

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    Awe, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
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    This mini is 12 X 12 inches...the doily is about 8 inches.

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    if using a REAL vintage doily, be sure to hand wash it first, and then perhaps stitch it down and skip the glue..if you don't use glue that is meant for fabric will eventually become hard and yellow....if you do use a fabric glue, skip the water soluble...even if you do not plan to wash it, everyday moisture in the air, or even steam pressing can cause the glue to let go! and if it is heirloom it might be washed after you pass it down...

    I love to collect vintage doilies and use them a lot, but I love this idea for some special ones I have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    if using a REAL vintage doily, be sure to hand wash it first, and then perhaps stitch it down and skip the glue..if you don't use glue that is meant for fabric will eventually become hard and yellow....if you do use a fabric glue, skip the water soluble...even if you do not plan to wash it, everyday moisture in the air, or even steam pressing can cause the glue to let go! and if it is heirloom it might be washed after you pass it down...

    I love to collect vintage doilies and use them a lot, but I love this idea for some special ones I have!
    Great advice! I use a product called Lapel Stick that is for fabric, but of course you could use pins and sew all over the doily. I just showed my process and I hope it has inspired more doily minis : ) Have fun and do it your way!

    Here's info on the Lapel Stick....I have no affiliation with them, just use their product:

    Lapel Stick is the only temporary non-toxic acid-free fabric adhesive that goes on in seconds and dries clear for Quilting, Sewing, Crafting, and Embroidery. It replaces baste stitching, pinning, tapes, spray adhesives, and stabilizers. No more messy sprays with toxic fumes, glues that damage and stain fabrics, or getting stuck with pins that can also badly damage expensive machines. A "must have" notion for every sewing kit.
    Lapel Stick is water soluble and child friendly, it is safe to use on cottons, wool, polyester, blends, felt, linen, and leather. This unique adhesive is also safe for your equipment, the product has undergone extensive real world testing with confirmations from leading Quilters and Sewers that it will not gum up your needles or damage your machines.

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    I forgot about Lapel stick...I use that too....it really does work wonders..just do NOT iron it....hard to sew through if you do!

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    thanks for sharing this. i love seeing the process people use to make new things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    if using a REAL vintage doily, be sure to hand wash it first, and then perhaps stitch it down and skip the glue..if you don't use glue that is meant for fabric will eventually become hard and yellow....if you do use a fabric glue, skip the water soluble...even if you do not plan to wash it, everyday moisture in the air, or even steam pressing can cause the glue to let go! and if it is heirloom it might be washed after you pass it down...

    I love to collect vintage doilies and use them a lot, but I love this idea for some special ones I have!
    Great tips. thanks. I just got a fe doilies with grapes and pansies for a dollar each at our local thrift shop.

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    So many good ideas. I have so many of my grandmother's.
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