I visited Daughter #3 last week. On the way home, I stopped at several antique malls. In the last one, I found this beauty needing rescue for a mere $35.

She isn’t perfect. She came with some yellow stains. Something must have happened when it was folded as most were symmetrical.

This one looked like a rusty stain.

I soaked it in my bath tub with a bit of Dawn dish soap and a product called Restoration by Engleside Products (available on Amazon). The fabric and stitching seemed very strong, so after a good tub rinse, I ran it through a gentle cycle in my washer and dryer. It looks so much brighter and the stains are mostly gone.

This is the rust stain now.

And this was the worst yellow stain.

I love this quilt! The colors, the four block setting, the simple appliqué, the scalloped edge. Beautiful!

Have a wonderful day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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15 Responses to Appliqué!

  1. Chantal L. says:

    For an antique applique quilt, the pattern is very minimalist, even by today’s standard. Was it a trend at some point? It is gorgeous and for $35, it’s a steal. Enjoy! ;^)

  2. What a lovely find! And what an inspiration for ideas!

  3. Score!! What a great buy! Totally worth it in spite of the stains, especially since you were able to minimize those too.

  4. barbvedder says:

    wow I love it too!

  5. A bargain and a save! Nicely done!

  6. Kelly Beck says:

    Beautiful Katy! What a find!!

  7. lois92346 says:

    Heaven only knows how long this beautiful quilt has languished – unused and forgotten – because of the stain. It was meant to fall into your capable hands, Katy. Great job!

  8. Sharon Browne says:

    You were so lucky to find this gorgeous quilt, and at such a good price too! It looks beautiful on your bed.

  9. Sheri Lesh says:

    That is just wonderful! Went to a good home for sure!

  10. Sandi says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! What a great treasure for you to find. It has a good home now. Hugs,

  11. Paula says:

    What a alovely quilt. Most people would pass this up as being too stained. Thanks for sharing your method for cleaning so we can rescue more orphaned quilts.

  12. Kyle says:

    What an awesome find and rescue!

  13. Kathy D. says:

    Such a lovely quilt, and the bit of restoration you did was well worth it. The original quilter would be happy to know this beauty is being appreciated!

  14. Just think how happy the original maker would be to know that this quilt was being loved so much!

  15. blackeyedsewsan says:

    Exciting-what an amazing find!!! It’s terrific~

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