Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shabby redo vintage pillowcase tutorial..

Marilyn from shabby redo for you made up this darling vintage pillowcase quilt. The fabrics are so sweet! She has also created a wonderful tutorial to share with us! Make sure to visit her blog for more fun projects...

Yea!  I have finished the vintage pillow case quilt.  It measures 48x72 and the following is how I put it together:
  1. Cut 24    8 1/2 x 8 1/2 squares from vintage pillowcases
  2. Cut 48    2 1/2 x 8 1/2 border strips from white cotton material
  3. Cut 48    2 1/2 x 12 1/2 border strips also from white material
  4. batting-- I used extra loft
  5. 1 twin vintage flat sheet for backing
  6. 252 inches for binding -- a little extra to be safe
  7. 2 1/2 yards of 100% cotton material for border strips
This quilt is what I consider Shabby due to using reused vintage material except for the white cotton borders that I chose to use. You could do  a variety of patchwork squares all in vintage pillowcases or I know you girls have your  own clever ideas.  Using a vintage sheet for the backing just is a great finishing touch.

Each vintage pillow case gives you two fat quarters.  One fat quarter gives you 4 8 1/2 squares for the quilt I did.  I have put together bundles of 7 fat quarters, all vintage from pillowcases for $18.00 from my stash
all ready for you, they are clean and ready.  For this quilt I did you will  need 6 fat quarters, I did cut some of the fat quarters larger than the 18x22 which is the true fat quarter size, none are smaller than 18x22 inches.

I used scrap from the top of the pillowcases for my binding, attaching for the length I needed, it gave it a very colorful binding and useful way to use the top border of each pillowcase.  I had strip pieced binding before from various 100% cottons in my quilting  and love the look.  So this was a must for me!

Here are 4 fat quarter bundles (7 fat quarters all vintage in each)     $18.00 each
Also I have one bundle of 30 cut and ready 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 squares             $20.00

30 8 1/2 squares
all vintage



Linda said...

So sweet and pretty!

the gathering girls said...

I love the vintage look...beautiful fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Love the soft look of this quilt. Very romantic looking!

mckeearts studio said...

This looks so soft! I just want to curl up in one myself.

Shabby Marilyn said...

Thank you Heather and Megan for the feature! How exciting to see my quilt on your blog! I love vintage material and I hope this quilt will inspire others. Love your blog and the all the talented quilters.

Karen said...

It looks beautiful and so shabby chic.