OK, I need some advice from the quilting/sewing community…
How should I repair and complete this quilt top?
My Mother-in-law gave this to me over the weekend, and I think it’s adorable! It’s a mix of machine- an hand-pieced blocks from the 1930s, and she found it at an auction probably 20 years ago.
A few spots on the blocks need to be re-stitched.
My plan: Stitch up some of the holes, wash it, iron, and finish quilting it.
I will probably keep it on my quilt ladder on display, or on a guest bed (someday – I don’t have a guest bedroom in my house right now), because it’s approx. 6’x6′.
What do you think?
Quilts are meant to be used, so I want it to be “usable” (even if I’m just displaying it). I think that would mean quilting and finishing it.
OR maybe I could just add a backing, no batting, just to contain the fraying edges and display it that way? With knot quilting or a few hand stitches?
I’ll definitely repair the holes and wash it, but then what?
Thanks for your help! 🙂