vintage patchwork

vintage patchwork quiltI was so lucky to be given this vintage patchwork quilt top, thought to date from the 1960’s.  I decided to add a border to square up the top and making binding easier, also it would then drape over a king size bed.  So I’m hand stitching the top to white cotton.

vintage patchworkI’m unpicking a few paper’s at a time and so far found 2 with dates, both from 1968, although the quilt could well be older and is made up of fabrics from shirts and clothes.

vintage patchworkSo any quiet down time I can be found stitching away, it’s a mammoth job as the patchwork is 210cm by 210cm.  How to quilt it though, by hand or machine?  Any tips?  How would you quilt this?

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2 thoughts on “vintage patchwork

  1. i think it would be beautiful quilted by hand but because its so large, i would probably send it to a long arm quilter and get a simple all over pattern

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