Sunday, December 1, 2013

FREE SERIOUS QUILT CARE ESSENTIALS KIT

Just in time for cyber Monday---Purchase a 2lb jar of "all American Quilt wash" and a 2lb jar of "Restoration:"and a 16oz. bottle of "cotton clean" and get a Serious Quilt Care kit free!     The serious quilt care kit essentials kit comes with 4 oz of Orvus Soap, 4 oz of Quilt litter,safeguard soap, a pair of white archival gloves and a Quilt Care label,    These are all great products to care for your Quilts besides making a perfect gifts!  There are Only five left in stock ! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

COTTON CLEAN

Have you tried Cotton Clean laundry aid yet? I must say it's fantastic and what's really neat is you can use Warm Water!  It gets out the toughest stains like lipstick, and my favorite is gravy stains out of my good Holiday dinner napkins,  Find it here  You can also use it on sweaters and baby clothes too. It's enviromentally safe which is another big plus.

Friday, November 8, 2013

I have this antique Quilt block that I just adore, but I could never find a name associated with this pattern?  Any clues?  I would love to know if it has a name.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

New Website!

Here it is!  http://www.heirloomquiltingcompany.com   I would like to thank the great team at websites for Quilters who really did a fantastic job from template to design to logo to launch, they turn your ideas into reality!  Please visit my new website and let me know what you think?  I would love to have feedback.!  I would love to hear from you.  thanks, Teresa

Monday, April 22, 2013

Stamp Basket Block

Started yesterday to make some stamp basket blocks for a quilt, I'm thinking of different reproduction civil war fabrics but going to keep the handles in a black print, It's funny because today on Inspired by antique quilts blog I read about a lovely basket quilt in the making.  inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com if you haven't seen this blog yet you are in for a treat, also check out quilting with past lucyquilting.blogspot.com Lots of inspiration and really beautiful photos!

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Can this Quilt Be saved?

Circa 1910 Pinwheel

This quilt is quite interesting, it is tied with floss, and there are five layers of old blanket pieces used for batting!, the pieced pinwheels have plaid flannel /wool and the tomato red is cotton, this was for sure a depression era style and utilitarian quilt! and it sure kept someone warm and cozy!
Antique and vintage quilts are really windows into the past, enchanting and utilitarian at the same time but somehow trying to save these precious pieces of days gone by are difficult, especially if they have not been stored properly over time or they have been loved just a little too much. 
Finding creative ways to extend their beauty means making decisions, to cut or not to cut?, recreate or re invent? or simply take it apart?  Whatever the driving force that brings you to make a decision it is final and you have to live with it.  I really hate to cut, but sometimes there is no choice if it is to be saved. the exception being if it is a priceless family heirloom.  Almost always you have to recreate or reinvent it into a mirror of what once was, sometimes making it into a smaller quilt or wall hanging or a framed fragment . this quilt will probably stand a good bath and just a few open seams to repair, lucky for me, I won't be cutting into this one! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Le Poulet !This was a fun table topper from  a kit, !  Bought it on a whim while visiting Lancaster Quilt Shops Last Fall, I made a toaster cover and Potholders out of the left over fabric so nothing left over and nothing left to add to my overflowing scrap bag!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Bernina 820

I finally got into a new Bernina 820 !  Let me just say it's been a learning curve from my 440 but It sure panned out !  This machine is just simply awesome! I'm working on a client's project and I am just so thankful that it's being done on the 820, I will post pictures soon.