Monday, December 8, 2014


"Bonjour" is an art quilt made from a mix of reclaimed and new textiles.  I used worn garments, old linens and curtains, color catcher sheets, vintage lace and doilies, along with new fabrics and silk sari ribbon that is created from reclaimed silk waste. I love taking textiles that would be thrown away and instead giving them a new life as an art quilt.  This piece is 8" x 12 1/2".  I is for sale for $103.00. Find it here

I cut all my fabrics and trims out and then stitch them down layer by layer on the foundation fabric and batting.  I add the backing and quilt it by adding free-motion stitched designs. I stitched flowers and hearts on this quilt.  I used new fabrics with a Paris theme to add interest to the quilt.  After the stitching was done I used a faced binding to finish the edges.  I added embellishments to the front and a thread chain for hanging to the back.  
I also created kits from my stash with similar fabrics, trims, and embellishments.  The kits also include the foundation fabric, backing, and batting along with all the step by step instructions. They are $25.00 and can be found here.

I hope that this gives you some ideas for using reclaimed fabrics and if you want to give this a try without finding all the supplies you can use the kit I created just for you.  Have a wonderful week,Janelle

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