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21 Comments

  1. You did a lovely job restoring a treasure that many would have overlooked due to the work involved. Great tutorial!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      The fabrics were so fun, Kathy, I had to save it!

  2. Karolyn Love says:

    Thank you sooo much for posting this ! #1, what a beautiful quilt for only $3!!! The colors are amazing and just say “cuddle up under this” for sure!! I have a quilt that my Mom made and have used regularly, but now it has some lifting of some of the areas and wear on some of the edges. But…now I know how to fix them thanks to you! I’ve been a little nervous to attempt to repair it, but with your instructions, here I go!! Not using it for fear of more tears or lifting up, made me sad so now I’m a much happier daughter knowing I can fix it and pass on to my daughters down the road!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so happy to hear that, Karolyn! Your welcome! It will like being used again, I’m sure:)

  3. Betty Jenkins says:

    Loved to see someone else using buttons. I’ve done this for years. It works great and with so many styles of buttons they add such charm. As to yarn ties – they have their place. For us age challenged, who prefer doing these treasures by hand, it is no longer possible to hand quilt. Yarn is easier to handle and keeps us “in the game”. Your redo is beautiful and I will now be on the look out for these treasures.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So fun to hear someone else likes the charm of buttons on quilts, Betty! I’ve got several other quilts I want to do this on. I love the pop of color the buttons add to the whole artistic scene! Thanks for the comment!

  4. Hi! Just letting you know that I’m featuring your post at our Best of the Weekend Link Party tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Congratulations!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Awesome! Thanks, Liberty;)

  5. Thank you for the post at To Grandma’s House We Go. I do have some of my mother’s and grandmother’s old quilts that I would love to fix. These quilts have so many hours of tender loving care that were originally put into them, which is something that I think that it is hard to appreciate unless you have actually quilted. They are not only beautiful, but they also have sentimental value.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Beautiful and sentimental make for the most treasured quilts, Amy! Cherish all that hard work;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Betty!

  6. What a beautiful quilt and handy tutorial, Lora! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Cecilia! Thanks for pinning!

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Love the way you enhanced this beauty. I had an aunt that made quilts and i have a few that i cherish. I also have an old quilt that my grandmother made, it wasn’t pretty so no one wanted it. I cherish it because it was the type of quilt made to truly use, made out of grandpa’s old wool suit jacket or pants and flannel and things used everyday.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Those family memory quilts that were made from their everyday lives are the best kind, Marlene! What a treasure!

  8. Sarah Chaney says:

    “ sew “ cute!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Love your sense of humor, friend;)

  9. I love the colors in this quilt and am so glad you saved it. I have a couple of quilts my Grandmother made and my Aunts would point out which patches were made from their little dresses. My Mother-in-law made one from her husband’s and three sons’ old dungarees. I like what you did with the buttons–what a good idea!!!

  10. It turned out beautiful Lora! I have a couple of old quilts from my grandmas but at the moment don’t think they need any repairs. I will keep this in mind when they do though!

    Tania