I love to find scraps of either fabric, old quilts or coverlet/woven pieces. I like the variety, and sometimes it is just what is needed in a doll or quilt. I found a lady in Missouri who salvages and sells scraps of quilts and coverlets on Ebay.
They are always clean, smell good and she packs the box full.
|Nice star block with blue calico.|
This box came this week containing old quilt scraps. I don’t condone cutting up good quilts or coverlets to use; but when they are full of holes or too worn to use completely, then I like to salvage what can be made into pillows, pin cushions or used in my dolls.
|Crazy Quilt Stitching|
|Looks like this could be a collar for a bear?|
Some of these are just OK… nothing special but there were a few that I love for the color or the stitches.
|This was my favorite.|
I always wonder about the makers of these old pieces. Was she making a quilt to keep her children warm? Was she happy, sad, lonely or grieving for a lost love one while stitching the pieces together? All of the stitches hold someones thoughts, dreams and memories.