Monday, 16 September 2013

Vintage linens

Autumn has really arrived here, there's a slight chill in the air in the mornings.
Just the right time to bring out the quilts!
Although in our house they are never really put away,
always a chance you may need to snuggle under one while watching the tv.
Here's a pic of one of the things I've been working on recently.
(The others are Christmas related and will be revealed at a later date!)
A crazy patchwork cushion -
I made it from vintage linens and  cotton fabric which is from the Eden range by Nel Whatmore from Free Spirit Fabrics. (Available from my shop!)
The problem with vintage embroidered linens is that 9 times out of 10 there is a stain (which you can't shift no matter what you try!) or else Mr Moth has been there before you.
I know it seems terrible to cut these beautiful things,
but isn't better to enjoy then like this than leave them folded in a drawer?
Please don't chop up the family heirlooms -
sometimes you can pick these up at car boot or charity sales.
I was fortunate, that a friend who was clearing out a house, gave these to me.
So what do you think?
Modern fabrics and vintage linens, do they mix? 


  1. this is lovely and love crazy patchwork! x

  2. Lovely! And yes they do mix well!

  3. Absolutely they do! Looks glorious.

  4. Gorgeous. Great way to revive the linen - too precious to throw out moth-eaten or worn pieces. Very fresh looking.

  5. I love this pattern - gorgeous pillow! Hope you don't mind that I pin it to my Sew Sweet board on Pinterest for future reference!!

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