Another SaveMay 1, 2008
Up on the quilting table this weekend is another save from the depths of the linen closet. This quilt was hand pieced during the 1940’s by my customer’s great grandmother. The design is called the Double Ax.
I love working with these old quilts although some of the fabrics can be a challenge as they are so thin.
One thing that I like to do which seems to help with that is to line the top with a bleached muslin. You can see here that I will layer the backing, the batting, the bleached muslin and then the top on the table. The muslin adds a little stability behind those thin fabrics and also brightens the whites.
I haven’t decided what to quilt on this one yet. Any suggestions?