Hi everyone, I'm new to this group. I've been sewing/knitting/
crocheting since I was a child, & come from a long line of sewers.
Heres the dilemma:
I've inherited a number of crazy quilts made by my great grandmother &
her daugheter (my grandmother). The problem is that she made them
small, to fit in a crib (and I suspect, she didnt want to spend a lot
of time waiting for the finished project). They are made mostly of
wools & rayons. Well, now some of them are falling apart, & I'm
wondering about fixing them. This would be a perfect time to
deconstuct and sew them together, thus making bigger quilts. Also, I
suspect that these quilts are stuffed with other vintage fabrics,
since she was extremely frugal and wouldnt have bought batting. Also,
her other daughter (my great aunt) worked as a tailor for a well known
department store and would often bring home fabric scraps. I suspect
the quilts are made from these & stuffed with them. We're talking
fabrics from the 1930's to the 1950's maybe early 60s.
What do you more experienced crazy quilters advise? Keep them as they
are & just repair? I'm not finding crib size quilts to be very useful.
Or take them apart & harvest the fabrics inside & resew together to
make a normal sized blankent? I know I'm about to undertake what I
feel is a momumental task and would really appreciate any advise,
comments etc. Thanks....linda
- posted 12 years ago