You gotta love them. I like touching them and folding them and trying to determine what period the fabrics must be from. I like how they are much softer than new quilts, worn with use, ready for snuggling.
Usually you can tell how much they were loved by counting the holes and stains.
I finally had the opportunity to repair one of these old quilts. And I’d like to show you what I did.
Here is a before and after shot of the repair job. Obviously this is not a restoration project. It’s a rescue mission. This was not a quilt that belonged in a museum. It was a quilt that somebody loved immensely and refused to let it go. So I stopped the bleeding and sent it back to them. Ready to be loved more.
I used my darning/quilting foot. It was quick and got the job done.
Then I washed it all up and sent it all back home.