1930’s Doll Quilt Fragment

Old piece of a Doll Quilt

Old piece of a Doll Quilt

I was given a little chunk of a doll quilt recently. It was too small and broken for a big doll, and too big for a Hitty but no scrap goes unused in the Hitty Cupboard…

 

 

 

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Unpicked Binding

Unpicked Binding

The first thing was to partly unpick the binding, and separate out slightly less than half the quilt.  This will make a nine-patch Hitty Quilt.

Hitty Quilt

running stitch

The original binding is stitched back on around the new edges…running stitch on the front,

whip stitch

whip stitch

…and whip stitch on the back through original holes.

Hitty Quilt

Hitty Quilt

Result – a six-inch Hitty Quilt, and a scrap which will be further disassembled.

Tatty Likes it!

Tatty Likes it!

Tatty says it is perfect!

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10 thoughts on “1930’s Doll Quilt Fragment

  1. what a great save on this “fragment”! You did a great job of reconstruction, using the original needle holes on the binding…amazing!!! Tatty looks very satisfied with the humans efforts. Me too!!

  2. Three cheers for utilizing those original needle holes! Another fine textile re-living in the QH household…just lovely.

    • Thank you very much…I find that things practically sew themselves back together if you use the original stitch holes (always supposing you can find them – in this case it was easy).

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