Look What I Made: Vintage Sheet Quilt No.5


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.


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 

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 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.

  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.

  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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