How I use some of my vintage finds.

Here are just a few uses for some of my vintage finds.

Challenge

I’m part of a Quilting group who’s 2014 group challenge was to make a table runner . The deadline is next month. Luckily one of those UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects) in my stash was a table runner. It’s already been 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.

Vintage Finds from my Stash

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. 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.

vintage finds - red buttons
Selection of vintage red buttons, all sizes and ages waiting to be chosen

 

vintage finds - red buttons on a table runner
Buttons are the perfect red for my berries
vintage finds - old napkin on a table runner
This was part of an old cotton napkin – I used the existing seamed edges (and folded part of it over ) to save time sewing
vintage finds - old napkin as a label on a table runner
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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