DIY, upcycling vintage embroidered table cloths into a quilt
I am lucky enough to be living in Amsterdam, a stunning city with a history of upcycling and reusing. A few months ago I collected a whole bunch of vintage embroidered table cloths.
They were beautiful!, some made by hand some made by machine, in all of them the colours and the motives were stunning! I was particularly taken by the quality of the cotton and linen fabrics they were made of.
The quilt is made by mixing colours, flowers, abstracts, cross stitch with any other type of embroidery! I must admit I had a lot of fun!
For a contrasting fabric, I used a blueish cotton fabric from Ikea to make some stripes. I didn’t measured much!, really not that bothered about having a wonky quilt furthermore if I think about it, I think I wanted it for it to be wonky!
I thoroughly love this quilt, I love finding out the tiny pieces of embroidery here and there.
Basically I kept going until I had a bedspread big enough to cover my bed!
In my stash, I had this quite ugly fabric (you can see it on the above picture, top center).By using it on this quilt, I wanted to see if I could use this fabric with the quilt as I didn’t want to waste it. The result is actually really nice!, this really surprised me!. Below are more pieces of it.
The pictures on my room they are not as bright, winter! am I right?, the light is so poor!
Very happy with the result! and I think this will not be the last one I make!. Oh! you can almost see my handmade rug I crochet a while back!, I will be posting some pictures soon!
Have a lovely week!