Friday, 28 March 2014

How I use some of my vintage finds.

Here are just a few uses for some of my vintage finds.
I am part of a Quilting group who's 2014 group challenge was to make a table runner ... deadline is next month. Luckily one of those UFO's (Un-Finished Objects) in my stash was a table runner -already four years in the making - I just had to finish it off. The only thing I needed to do was add embellishments, binding and a sleeve to give the option of hanging it up.... and a label of course. The runner was made from brand new Moda fabric, which I very rarely use these days. My stash is mainly full of vintage and pre-worn.... but I did find a way to combine my new stash with my old. An old table napkin was used to make the sleeve and the label, and some old red and well worn buttons were a perfect match for the red of the holly berries....more from this runner project in the future.
Selection of vintage red buttons, all sizes and ages waiting to be chosen
Buttons are the perfect red for my berries
This was part of an old cotton napkin - I used the existing seamed edges (and folded part of it over ) to save time sewing
This label was made from the corner of the same old napkin, the old seamed edge makes light work of sewing it in place

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