Antique Quilt Repair

I finished taking this quilt apart. In the process, I found one piece that needed to be replaced.

I decided to applique a new piece over top rather than removing this. I thought I’d share how I did this. First, I placed a piece of printer paper on my wool mat.

I placed the top with the torn piece over top and stuck straight pins in around the edges of the piece.

This made holes in the paper.

Then I roughly connect the dots to make my pattern.

That should do nicely. The point on the original piece was blunted, so I will blunt the new piece as well.

Time to find an appropriate scrap to use and get it stitched in place.

I placed my paper pattern on my scrap and ironed the seam allowances over the edge of the paper.

Then I removed the paper and pinned my piece into place and appliqued it down.

The blue triangle here is slsd a replacement.

Time to get this basted!

Have a good one!

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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7 Responses to Antique Quilt Repair

  1. Cindy says:

    Thank you for showing how to replace a piece of fabric on a quilt . Awesome job!!! You made it look so easy.

  2. johannes123qqq says:

    Mornig Katy, you did a greay job, chapeau!


  3. Deborah Sharpe says:

    I do alternations and repairs on clothes and several clients have brought quilts for me to repair. I usually pass on the real difficult jobs but I had considered the method you used for replacing a damaged piece. Now you have given me the confidence do try it. Thanks.

  4. Mary says:

    Thanks for the information how to patch a hole in an antique quilt!

  5. Sandi says:

    Brilliant way to replace a piece! I never should have thought of doing it like that. Hugs,

  6. Very creative repair hack–love it–this is a lovely quilt hugs, Julierose

  7. Hi Katy – I love the antique quilt that you are working on here – and I wonder if you noticed the brown solid triangle that is above and to the right of the blue triangle that you pointed out. That brown triangle has a hole in it and looks worn through – just thought I would point that out. You may of course have seen it and decided it was good to go. Beautiful quilt and I am glad to see that you are reviving it.


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