Monday, June 19, 2006

Help This Old Quilt

My mom found this old quilt among her Irish mother's items. This is the grandmother who taught me to quilt. I'm not sure how old it is. It is hand pieced and muslin was used for the foundation. I want to gently clean it and finish it.

Any suggestions on how to proceed?



Left and rights sides of quilt.



Back of quilt.


Thanks for your help.

3 comments:

Gail said...

maybe just soak it in the bath tub in a solution of warm water and orvus? rinse a few times and then line dry?? I wouldn't do anything to aggitate the fabric which might cause raveling.

Deb said...

I agree with Gail; one more suggestion ---- pat it dry between thick white towels and I would dry it flat on Sweater screen.

Deb said...

I agree with Gail; one more suggestion ---- pat it dry between thick white towels and I would dry it flat on Sweater screen.