Vintage Quilt Top

This is a close-up shot of a quilt that I purchased at an antique store in south central Missouri. It came tied to a muslin backing with cotton batting. It also had a tiny bit of hand quilting as well as machine quilting, but it wasn't bound. Binding these types of quilts can be a challenge!

I pulled out the ties and quilting because the backing was mildewed in a couple of places. The shop I found it in had the quilt laying outside on an old wooden bench. I decided that taking the backing and batting off was a priority to save this top from damage. Luckily, the mildew hadn't reached the pieced top.

It's all hand-pieced and the fabrics look to be in really good shape.


Linda said…
It's wonderful that you're saving this old quilt. Be sure to show us when you get it quilted. I'm sure it will be beautiful!
Betty said…
You find the neatest old quilts. This one will be fun to bind.
GerryART said…
Looks like a labor of l♥ve.

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