In Praise of Vintage Stash….

Have you ever gone through your stash and ditched old fabrics you didn’t like anymore? I have. But thankfully, a few pieces missed the trash bag. And I’m so glad! I finished this quilt for a lady that bought the top at an Amish auction quite a few years ago.


She wanted me to not only quilt it, but also add the binding and a sleeve to the back, but she didn’t have any extra fabric.  Can you believe I found in my stash two of the exact fabrics used in the top and backing?

The colors are off here. It was way too bright out to take good photos. I found a piece identical to this backing to use for the sleeve.


The binding was a near perfect match as well. Close enough!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to In Praise of Vintage Stash….

  1. Perfect! It’s fun to find “just what we need” in our stash!

  2. lois92346 says:

    Perfect! Absolutely wonderful!

  3. anudge says:

    That quilt was meant to be! Beautiful job, Katy

  4. Nann says:

    Lovely! (But I don’t think I want to hear reasons for hanging on to every darn piece of fabric in my stash . . . I’m drowning as it is! )

  5. Marilyn says:

    Your quilting is great! You take orphan blocks and make beautiful quilts. Do you quilt for others?

  6. Sandi says:

    That was wonderful! The quilt looks great. Hugs,

  7. sue says:

    That’s fun and to non fabric people probably pretty amazing. My guess is Hoffman fabric and about 30 years old?

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