Monday, January 27, 2014

Repairing A Well-Loved Quilt

A week ago, DD1 gave me a quilt that needed repairing. It was one I gave her in August 2010, so in under 3 years, she has used, laundered and practically worn out this quilt.

This is the 2010 picture of the day I gave the quilt to her. It had been a long-time UFO, so she was pretty happy to get it, finally. It went to live at her apartment, and from the looks of things, I do believe it was laundered every single week! 
Nearly all the binding needed to be tacked down again. I think this photo shows the fading that has occurred from so much laundering. The upside, however, is that it is very soft and comfy. I can't say that I minded a bit having it on my lap these recent evenings when the temperatures have been sub-zero! I was quite cozy!
The trouble it that it won't take much more abuse. The stitches that I took were into some very threadbare fibers, so I think when I return this to DD, it will have instructions to launder no more than twice a year from here on out. Maybe it can have a longer life that way.
Happy Quilting, Friends!


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

It's so nice when quilts are used and loved isn't it? Are you planning a replacement for the near future...

Mary said...

It is nice to see it is loved but you are right. Every week is too much stress on it.