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Momma Bears Quilts

Vintage Bed Quilt, Large Queen Size

Vintage Bed Quilt, Large Queen Size

Regular price $750.00 CAD
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A lovely vintage scrap quilt for your queen size bed! This quilt is a departure from my usual listings. The quilt top was given to me from my Mom. She had inherited the scrappy patchwork center from a family friend, probably over 50 years ago. She recently added the two outer borders and then passed it on to me to quilt and bind!

The fabrics all have a nice quality feel and in are in excellent condition with no tears or weak spots that I could determine. I cannot say for certain whether they are all cotton; so it is possible that some are a poly cotton blend.
I have used freemotion quilting designs (hand guided machine stitching, not computer) in different areas of the quilt. This gives the pretty texture.
You will notice in some of the photos that the backing is an ecru tone on tone cotton print, pieced with a dark green floral stripe across the one end. This happened because I didn't have enough length using just the ecru fabric. This dark green print seemed to both look good with the ecru and match the rest of the quilt as a whole.

I have washed and dried this quilt making the fabrics relax and become soft and ready to use. Notice that some of the photos were taken after washing which creates the more crinkly, old fashioned look that we associate with homemade quilts.

For care: I washed in my front load washer, with regular laundry soap, and dried with warm heat. If your washing machine has an agitator, I would suggest using a delicate cycle. The quilt is now preshrunk, it will not shrink any further.

The overall size of the quilt is about 100 x 92 inches, with a drop of about 16 inches.

Shipped with insurance and tracking.

Features

I always use quality fabrics and thread. In addition to good quality materials, I am conscientious about making sure I use a full seam allowance. I never leave fabrics holding together by a few threads. This ensures a quality, handmade item, that will withstand normal care and use for many years.

The inner batting layer is usually Pellon or Hobbs 80/20. Occasionally I use a bamboo batting.

Binding is always double thickness and attached by machine for added durability, with neat mitered corners.

The nice thing about quilts is that the more you use them the softer and more snuggly they become. Don’t be afraid to use them wherever you want to be…. outside under the tree, in your car, on a picnic, on the hammock, in the family room, etc. After all, we wear cotton fabrics everyday in our clothes… your quilt won’t fall apart before it gets well loved!

Remember that sunlight will fade any fabric, and your quilt is no exception.  So; have a care when you leave it outside frequently or in a sunny window.

Care

I have often washed my own quilts in with a regular wash load, with no regrets. However, it is still recommended to use a gentle cycle, mild soap and tumble drying on low heat. (** Note: I rarely prewash my fabrics. Expect a small amount of shrinkage on the first laundering.) It is the tumble drying that achieves the soft crinkly look that we associate with handmade quilts. If you prefer a flatter look, lay flat to air dry… do not dry in the dryer. 

Packaging & Shipping

I package all my items responsibly, first with a care for your purchase and then with a desire to reuse and recycle any shipping material I have around. I also refund shipping overages.

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