Posts tagged: "antique quilts"

  1. What to do with old quilts: 5 ideas to ponder

    Posted by on May 27, 2016

    What to do with old quilts? It’s a question many quilters have asked. Whether you’ve inherited quilts, enjoy collecting antique quilts, or happen to own an old quilt with a story (or one that’s shrouded in mystery), knowing what to do with an older quilt can stump us. We asked some of our antique-quilt-loving authors […]


  2. Efficient quilt techniques for remaking antiques (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 11, 2016

    Authentic antique quilts inspire us—and they inspire many of our authors too! With help from our authors, you can remake vintage quilts into your own heirlooms. Simply follow the streamlined techniques of the popular authors we’re highlighting this week. Their eBooks are 40% off through Sunday, April 17. Take a look at the gorgeous quilts […]


  3. Jo Morton’s display tips for small quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2016

    The year: 1985. An iconic year for quilting. Why? It was the year quilt designer Jo Morton discovered her true love: she stitched her first quilt that was made to look antique, entirely on purpose. Quilts from Jo’s Little Favorites Since then, Jo has become a star of the quilting world—fabric designer, teacher, author, lecturer, […]


  4. Got Civil war reproductions? See quilts worth cutting them for (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 9, 2015

    Calling all Civil War fabric collectors, 1800s reproduction devotees, antique quilt lovers, and Red Crinoline Quilts fans: This book’s for you. From Tributes and Treasures For the first time in book form, the design team known as Red Crinoline Quilts shares a jaw-dropping collection of vintage-style designs. You’ll learn the techniques they use to create […]


  5. Inspired by antique quilts? How to re-stitch the past (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 20, 2015

    If you’re inspired by antique quilts, you’ll find an instant connection with author Julie Hendricksen. As the owner of J. J. Stitches Quilt Shop in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Julie’s been collecting antique quilts for more than 30 years. Her favorite period? The late nineteenth century. (Raise your hand if you concur!) Old and new: “Petite […]


  6. Great Depression patterns + scraps: a perfect pair (+ sale!)

    Posted by on May 25, 2015

    The first 1930s reproduction fabrics appeared in the late 1980s. Within 10 years, they were seemingly everywhere, along with authentic 1930s patterns to use them in. Even now, many fabric companies include a ’30s collection in each season’s new line. That means that quite a few of you have a ’30s stash to be proud […]


  7. Inspired by antique quilts: 3 stunners + their remakes

    Posted by on April 30, 2015

    See if you’ve ever been in this situation as a quilter: you’re at the quilt show, the antique shop, or the museum. Suddenly your jaw drops. You let out an audible gasp. You cup your hands over your mouth. Your eyes quickly move from side to side, top to bottom, taking it all in. (You […]


  8. How to wash a quilt: dust, dirt, spills, worse (+ printable)

    Posted by on February 4, 2015

    Picture this: Your precious grandchildren surprise you with breakfast in bed on your birthday. Wonderful, right? And then the orange juice tips off the tray and onto the appliquéd, hand-quilted masterpiece you’ve proudly displayed on your bed for years. Quick—what do you do (besides bite your tongue and whimper a little)? Or maybe you’ve discovered […]


  9. Connect to tradition: vintage quilts, modern techniques (+ sale!)

    Posted by on March 17, 2014

    Quilting and its traditions and techniques certainly have evolved over the years, haven’t they? It’s hard to imagine that before sewing machines and rotary cutters and all the shiny, happy gadgets we have to help us with our quilting today, quilts were made entirely by hand with each precious scrap of fabric carefully cut out […]


  10. Antique quilt patterns “link” two sisters

    Posted by on October 30, 2012

       (Above: a packaged quilt pattern from McCall’s, circa 1930s; a fresh look at the quilt block from the book Link to the ’30s.) The authors of the popular books Fancy to Frugal and Link to the ’30s come by their passion for antique quilt patterns honestly. As young children, sisters Kay Connors and Karen […]