mandy munroe

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Junk Shop Quilt Top

I’m very excited to have found this pretty quilt top in the back of a junk shop in Brooklyn.  It’s coral pink and “scrubs” green with calico so I’m thinking it’s late 1940’s? mostly hand stitched, the border was added later by machine and it’s been washed. Now the dilemma is – how to finish it? There’s a few areas that need mending first, then another wash? It has to be hand quilted with a calico back, Heirloom wadding? and matching pink for a binding?

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6 comments on “Junk Shop Quilt Top

  1. rags4bags
    September 5, 2012

    What a find! Will it stand more washing? just air it? Or green for the binding?

    • mandymunroe
      September 5, 2012

      Good idea, thanks, maybe I’ll quilt it before washing again. The borders are green so the hunt is on to match the pink!

  2. Vikky P. Furse
    September 5, 2012

    if the quilt falls apart on washing, you will just have to re-invent it!

  3. gonerustic
    September 6, 2012

    So lovely to find – and rescue – this quilt top! If you can find the right pink that would make a great binding … and yes, I agree that it would be best to quilt it before gently washing … =D

    • mandymunroe
      September 10, 2012

      There are some repro flour sack style prints I’ve seen and I think one of them may just do the job!

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