Saturday, April 21, 2012

Vintage Sheet Quilt...


I love old sheets and have been seeing lots of really cute quilts (throws) made from them.  So, I decided to make one of my own...and it was really really quick and easy.  Here's how I did it:
I took 16 vintage sheet fat quarters.  I had a bunch of vintage sheets but I also bought some fat quarters on Etsy.  The fat quarters measure 18 x 22.  For each fat quarter I cut it in half so you have two 11 x 18 pieces.  Then I cut one of the halves in half so you end up with one 11 x 18 and two 11 x 9 pieces.
 After you have everything cut, lay out your pieces in a random pattern.  I counted the larger 11 x 18 pieces as two so my finished quilt was 8 pieces long (the 11" side)  x 7 pieces wide (the 9" side)

I used another vintage sheet as the backing and to "quilt" it I used knotted yarn in the center of each piece (and two pieces of yarn for the larger 11 x 18 pieces.) 


4 comments:

Auntie Cake said...

Love, love, love. It would look so adorable on the rocker on my front porch. Not to mention would make mom so proud. I will now be on the lookout for old sheets. I have loads of fat quarters, if you know what I mean...

Auntie Cake said...

And wait! Weren't we meeting for Art Group Friday night??? I need to learn how to crochet!!!

Jill Eldring said...

Super cute! You are so talented!

Katie said...

Browsing around looking for vintage sheet quilt inspiration -- you've done it! I'm going to start cutting up the sheets right now.