Quilting Vintage Linens

Have you inherited, or acquired, some vintage linens? Margaret Solomon Gunn has, and she’s put her considerable machine quilting skills to good use while incorporating them into her work. Recycling, or upcycling, linens in this way has become increasingly popular in the last few years.

In our May/June 2017 issue, Margaret shares great tips and techniques on how to work with these older and sometimes fragile treasures.

Vintage Linen quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Vintage Linen quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn

She covers cleaning the linens, stabilizing them if necessary, quilt design considerations, how to handle embroidered or crocheted edges, and much more.

Vintage Linen quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Vintage Linen quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn

I found her edge finishing techniques particularly helpful. Sound fun? Then be sure to check out our latest issue of the magazine!

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