Look What I Made: Vintage Sheet Quilt No.5

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I’m excited! My biggest quilt to date, just for me! I’ve been collecting vintage sheet fabric for a few years now as you may have noticed; however they are getting harder to find around Sydney, and more expensive too. I’m just taken with the pretty retro floral fabrics, I can’t get enough! Now I just need a cute cupboard with a glass front so I can admire my quilts while they aren’t in use. Where I will fit that cupboard is a mystery, but one day I will have room I’m sure.

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Finished quilt number twelve, the biggest one yet.

Vital Stats:
Finished size  – 200 x 215cm
Quilt top – 240 squares cut from vintage sheets, purchased from local thrift shops, Etsy and some swapped with fellow vintage sheet lover Thouraya
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A purple and pink floral vintage sheet, purchased locally
Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding 
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Vintage Sheet Quilt No.1
Vintage Sheet Quilt No.2
Vintage Sheet Quilt No.3
Vintage Sheet Quilt No.4

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5 Comments

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5 Responses to Look What I Made: Vintage Sheet Quilt No.5

  1. Katie – you are so talented – this is beautiful. I love the way you have carefully arranged the colours and tones. Wow!! i have to get into making again. You must teach your students …

    • katieskitchenblog

      Thank you for the kind words Jane! I was fortunate enough to have a part time job teaching children to sew – hand and machine – not long ago. Absolutely loved it.
      ~K

  2. Beverley

    I love it, well done! Thank goodness I’m not the only one who makes quilts from vintage sheets & goes crazy in the thrift stores & online seeking out & collecting vintage sheets! 😉 People look at me like I am crazy when I tell them I plan to make a quilt from old sheets. But when you see the final result they look amazing! I love making rag quilts. Simple but they set such an impression.

    • katieskitchenblog

      Hi Beverly,
      They are getting harder to find aren’t they! I don’t seem to sew with anything else these days!
      Would love to see your quilts.
      ~K

  3. Melanie Thompson

    What size are the squares used here. I’ve recently begun collecting them and already have a nice stash. When do you say STOP! I tend to go overboard so hope I get to use them all. Your work is lovely.

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