Old, vintage, retro, fabric, precious. Yoyo, Sunbonnet Sue and the covers that are creamy white with age.
The first cover was found at a small Church Sale, in a box under a table. Spent HOURS repairing the joins. Its a delight and I like using it to accent finished projects.
Thanks for naming this for me LV, Yoyo Quilt.
Another Church Sale find, some age stains in a child sized quilt, Sunbonnet Sue pattern.
The following covers belonged to my late mother-in-law. She was a dedicated collector of all things fabric and loved refurbishing the pieces she found.
It takes time to wash and dry these vintage bed covers. My way is to soak one cover at a time in a mixture of pure soap flakes (mixed well in some hot water) added to a tub of lukewarm water (mixing well again). Soak the cover well and gently, by hand, agitate a bit. In colder water rinse and rinse and ... and then dry flat (I dry on a clean paint tarp covered with towels and then a white sheet on the grass on a sunny day.
This one was used on her dining table over a pink tablecover. Most of her collection has been shared between her children and grandchildren.
Three cushions; cute sailor bear, crocheted, knitted. Haven't tried to clean these either.
Storage of covers is important. I just read Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin's post Quilt Cabinet Makeover - she writes about her beautifully refinished (with chalk paint and wax) Quilt Cabinet.
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