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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Linens From Farm Chicks

Ta-da! Here it is! The quilt I bought at The Farm Chicks Antique Show- all soaked clean and blowing on the clothes line! Colors probably appear brighter than true since it was still wet. Can you quilters tell me what pattern this is even though it's folded over? Here's a close up of some of the tears. The fabric might be too thin to mend so I might opt for fabric glue instead. Any thoughts? PS I'm a horrible seamstress!


And HERE'S the chenille spread! Big, huh?All the tears are on the other side but I'm happy to say that almost all of the stains came out on both the quilt and the spread.




I never did show you this children's spread that I bought over the winter form the Antique mall.


It was very stained so I've been waiting for the perfect time to soak and hang it! I think it's supposed to be a kitty?


All the stains came out of it, too. I get a real thrill out of soaking linens and having them come clean. I guess I'm a real housewife.


Well there's my morning fun! I hope you're busy doing things that you enjoy as well!


21 comments:

donna said...

Hi Holly I can see all the fun you had. It think it is a lone star or feathered star. I am not good with the names. It feels so good when I get the stains out too. I love all your treasures.
Hugs
donna

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

People have a tendency to shy away from buying linen pieces with stains but it's amazing what a little TLC can do to make them look great again! Love your pieces. Yes, I agree with Donna. I would call this the Lone Star pattern. Using fabric glue would probably work but it might be a bit messy. You might also consider using a double-sided, featherweight fusible interfacing. If you could slide a small piece into the torn area, that should work.
If it were me, I'd try to find some matching fabric (as close as possible) and sew it on top with some hand stitching. :)

Sandy said...

Oh Holly!!!! They are perfect and I love how the bedspread is almost see through....my Mom and Dad's chenille white popcorn spread was that way, my stupid SIL threw it out! Oh well, at least I have the bedroom suite....LOVE to see these clean and fresh and hanging on the line....:)

Julie said...

Love, love, love the quilt and the chenille bedspread! Just gorgeous.

It looks like you had a great time at the Farm Chicks sale.

Kim K. said...

Just beautiful. All your hard work in cleaning those linens really shows.

vintage grey said...

Ooh, Holly, I am in love with the quilt! What an amazing piece of history. Such a great find, and I am so happy you will be cherishing it in your home! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

Carol said...

Beautiful pieces! I am not an expert---I have heard my mother call a similar quilt Texas Lonestar.
Carol

My Vintage Mending said...

Well, I was thinking on this all day and I decided a patch of muslin or matching fabric with light weight fusible interfacing (so as not to make it stiff) and then a blanket stitch around that patch. That is what they did on my laundry basket liner years ago. These are gorgeous...well picked...Smiles..Renee

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, Holly, that quilt is beautiful! I know you will enjoy it! Twyla

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What beautiful blankets! They looks so pretty on your clothes line! I just love the chenille, I used to have a chenille cover on my bed when I was a little girl, and I loved it!
So happy you got the stains out.
Blessings,
Susie

koralee said...

What a darling blog you have...I missed the Farm Chicks again...next year I hope! Love your linens. xoxo

Shelby@ My Perfectly Imperfect World said...

I love seeing all of your treasures! All of those beautiful linens hanging on the clothes line make me feel calm, happy and relaxed!! The hobnail, milk glass lamp on your side bar is too cute! :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The quilt is amazing! I'm so glad that you posted about this. I just soaked and cleaned my first old quilt yesterday. I'm curious about what you use to clean them. I used oxiclean and vinegar, and soaked for several hours. There are still several pale yellowish spots that I think someone more experienced would have been able to get out!
But it was so fun to see how pretty it turned out! I want to do another one. And I'm glad that the other gals said to use "light weight fusible interfacing". I have tears on my quilt just like yours, but didn't know what to do. I'll have to get some of this!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful LONE STAR!!
Erica :)

Creative Breathing said...

OH MY GOSH Holly, I am so happy for your wonderful Farm Chick finds! Don't do a thing to your vintage quilt! Just use gently. The chenilles are my favorite! Couldn't happen to a lovelier girl! Thanks for sharing, always! E

Anne said...

I just love your big chenille bedspread.

Sandy said...

You have chickens now? You do plan on giving them more land to roam, right???? You liv ein Nirvana....no doubt about it!

Jenni Swenson said...

ooh... I love old quilts! Gorgeous!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hi Holly, I seen this post before, but joining the Junkin Joe party! I think it was smart to use the fabric glue on those areas. I am so excited to have been given some great linens from my mother this last week! Yay!
Blessings,
Susie

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What pretty linens you got!! :) :) Happy day to you! xo Holly

Tammy's in Love said...

Hey Holly! I have missed reading your posts! Glad to hear you are feeling better and playing in the pool! For the rips in the chenille spread did you try that iron on mending tape on the back? I think that would work and you could tuck the threads in as you iron it so it would appear perfect...or maybe you are going to (gasp) cut it for pillows or something else...

Tammy

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Ahh! I just LOVE these spreads! What beautiful finds! I am SO enjoying reading your blog! :)
-Denise