Crafts Using Quilts
If you have some vintage quilts that are not useable as blankets but that have lots of charm left in them, consider making crafts using quilts.
Quilt crafts can be as simple as cutting out a useable portion of an old quilt and framing it. This type of craft makes a beautiful gift to remind family of the care taken to make the original quilt and to remember the quilt maker.
Some of the quilt crafts that are simple but beautiful include jewelry, stuffed animals, Christmas stockings and ornaments, and so much more.
Photo Credit: Etsy Seller Lisa S
Make Holiday Quilt Crafts
The holidays is a great time to make crafts with vintage quilts. The faded fabric and charm of the pieced material can be just the muted look your decor needs.
The Christmas stocking shown here was made by Etsy seller memorimakers from a vintage quilt. She added round pinwheels and old buttons for even more charm.
Make Christmas ornaments with small pieces of old quilts too. Cut them into fun shapes like hearts or trees and make a great little unique ornament.
Photo Credit: memorimakers
Vintage Quilts on eBay
To make quilt crafts, vintage quilts are perfect! Here are a few to get you started if you don't happen to have a stash of grannie's quilts in your hope chest.
- Sewing and Quilting Crafts Projects
Make cute accessories, album covers, quilts, pillows, and more with our free sewing craft patterns and sewing instructions. Page 27 features cute chicks that would look great cut out of an old quilt and sewn onto a background like shown here.
- Personalized Jewelry: Grandma's Quilt | Just Something I Made
Many years ago, my sweet, late Aunt Erma, gave to me a very old and tattered quilt. Cathe shows how to take photos of your own quilt to make clip art to frame in a necklace pendant (or for whatever you want to make). Beautiful!
- Vintage Quilt Crazy Quilt Hearts - stitchin fingers
Using a vintage quilt from the 1940's, I cut out heart shaped designs and then embellished each one with Silk ribbon embroidery, dyed laces, charms, beads, seq…
- Sewing and Quilting Crafts Projects
Make cute accessories, album covers, quilts, pillows, and more with our free sewing craft patterns and sewing instructions.
Crazy Quilts are Beautiful and Crazy! - This freeform style of quilting suits my style!
Crazy quilts are patchwork quilts that have no set pattern. They are made from irregular shaped pieces of fabric and the seams are decorated with beautiful stitching.
Quilted Crafts by Etsy Sellers - See the links directly below to visit these quilt crafts. (Click on a photo to enlarge it.)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Etsy Crafters and Their Quilt Crafts
- SALEVintage Quilt and Chenille Christmas Stocking by memorimakers
A lovely Christmas stocking made out of an old quilt and decorated with vintage chenille, pinwheels and old buttons. It is fully lined and has a chenille back.
- Puppy Dog Vintage Quilt Pillow with Vintage Lace by CanterLily
Adorable little puppy repurposed from a vintage quilt. This little puppy has a cute vintage lace frill collar with vintage button around its neck.
- Chocolate Mint Crazy Quilt Heart Necklace by ThatOldBlueHouse2
Pieces of vintage crazy quilt are placed between micro-thin glass, soldered and finished with an antiqued patina. This heart necklace measures 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" and hangs from a 20" antique brass chain with lobster clasp. One of a kind and unique.
- 5 Vintage Quilt Note Cards by bugsie on Etsy
Fear not, dear quilt lovers ... I'm not cutting into grandmas precious quilts to make these cards. (I could never!) I found a few very worn and tattered vintage quilts at a garage sale and was able to salvage some pieces around the edges to make thes
- 8 Vintage Quilt Gift Tags by bugsie on Etsy
Fear not, dear quilt lovers ... I'm not cutting into grandmas precious quilts to make these gift tags. (I could never!) I found a few worn and tattered
- Vintage Quilt Banner Bunting for Spring by TheEccentricLady
This Springy bunting is made from a vintage quilt and is reversible! One side is light tones, very traditional 40ish fabrics and the other side is bright and colorful, with pink, yellow and green.
- Farm house quilted coffee cup pincushion by TheEccentricLady
I used an unfinished quilt top to make this adorabel pincushion. A vintage button from my mothers stash adds to the vintage sewing theme.
- Sweet upcycled Hand Embroidered Cutter Quilt by MyTrueLoveVintage
Lovely hand embroidered picture on an antique cutter quilt with vivid vintage colors housed in a blue/green tinted frame. Great Christmas gift
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The Last Runaway - A Great Novel Featuring Quilts
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier is a wonderful novel that features quilts throughout.
Quilts for Sale on eBay
New quilts work great for quilt crafts too! Make your own or buy a quilt (handmade or commercially made) for your quilt craft projects.
Sewing Related Clip Art for Crafts
These links provide sewing-related clip art for your crafts. One idea is to print a full page of thimbles to use as background when framing a special piece of quilt. This lovely showcase would do your quilt proud.
- *The Graphics Fairy LLC*: Vintage Sewing Clip Art - 3 Thimbles
These are 3 cute Vintage Thimble Graphics from an Antique Catalog! Such beautiful ornate designs on this. The first one is embellished with Fleur de Lis, the second one has pretty Ovals and the third has some ornate Scrolls.
- *The Graphics Fairy LLC*: Free Vintage Clip Art - Ladies Ornate Sewing Scissors
Well, you are getting some extra images today. Mainly because I went on a vintage paper shopping spree recently and the goodies have started arriving in my mailbox. Today I received an amazing and huge catalog published in the 1850s!!
- Faux Vintage Quilt Fun | Just Something I Made
I adore vintage quilts. I have many, and love especially the ones that were sewn by my late grandmother and aunt. I have a few cutter quilts as well and I have no idea where I picked up this sweet old depression-era quilt remnant with colorful 2" flo