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Granny's Fancies

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? My grama's vintage table runners and pillow cases and 30's repro fabrics.

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What are you most proud of? How talented my grama was...I wish I could embroider like her.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to cut these runners. I'm using the other half of these runners to make a valance for my sewing room. I will be hand quilting this project as I think these vintage pieces deserve to be hand quilted.

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What a beautiful way to repurpose old (but treasured) linens. I would think your technique would work well with embroidered hankies, tea towels, and other vintage linens as well. I love the way you framed each piece of embroidered "art".

07/29/2011 Flag


08/01/2011 Flag

I love your quilt. Just lovely / i made a wall hanging Sunbonnet sue out of old embroidary scraves Just love it.

07/30/2011 Flag

Sounds nice...can you post a picture? I love Sunbonnet Sue but have yet to make one.

08/01/2011 Flag

I simply love this idea. Even if you don't have family linens laying around, you can pick them up at junk/thrift stores & yard sales.

09/11/2011 Flag

Marnel, this is truly lovely. I agree with your advice 'Don't be afraid to cut...'. Too many times, whether it be hankies, scarves, etc., we are better served putting them into a project that will be seen rather than hidden away in a drawer.

10/09/2011 Flag

What a lovely idea! Thank you for the inspiration to go ahead and finally cut my grandmothers items! She passed away in 1996, so you see how long they have been packed away! I can't wait to start this! Yours is beautiful!

11/03/2014 Flag