Preserve memories and create new family heirlooms—by transforming gorgeous vintage tablecloths into beautiful quilts!
Dig into grandma’s attic, visit a flea market, buy new reproduction panels…even old tablecloths with holes or stains can become part of a lovely quilt.
With clear guidance and photos, learn how to convert the best parts of each cloth into quilt blocks and appliqué elements that can be combined with commercial fabrics for extra vibrancy. Customize your design to get the most out of any tablecloth—parcel out a single cloth for multiple projects, or combine pieces of different cloths into one quilt.
“Blue roses in rows, red cherries in bunches, brown pots and pans in golden squares—anyone who has ever been enticed by the colors and styles of vintage tablecloths, like ones produced in the 1920s by Wilendur, will be further delighted by the thought of quilting them…[The authors] cite fabric requirements, measurements, colors, and they clearly describe blocks, construction, and borders with clean graphics for finishing these beauties.”—Publishers Weekly