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New life for an old quilt

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My grandmother made and gifted me this quilt in 1970. It has seen nearly constant use since then. I really love this tumbler pattern and the fabric memories in this quilt. Most of the fabrics come from family clothing.

Date (19)70 and Grandma’s initials RW

Recently, I noticed the already worn edges had begun to tear! Off to the sewing room!

I trimmed the edges and found fabric for a new binding. I think Grandma would approve!

In progress!
Finished binding—good match I think!

I wonder if this quilt will last another 52 years!

Snail Quilt

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Snail Quilt

There are several babies on the way in our family, so I’ve started making some baby quilts. I tried several new techniques on this one. I pieced the triangles on the serger instead of the sewing machine. It went together quickly and should add to the durability of the quilt. Then I quilted using special rulers and a ruler foot, with two different sewing machines. There’s quite a learning curve to using the rulers!

cropped

When it came time to bind the quilt, I could not find the binding I had originally cut. So I found coordinating solid fabrics and tried the faux piping method of binding. I think it looks much better than what I had planned!