This week during 100 Days of Modern Quilting we will look at quilts made “Using What You Have”. As the name implies Modern Quilts that are made from “Using What You Have” generally fall into one of two categories. First there are quilts that use scraps leftover from other quilts or sewing projects.
Second, there are quilts that are made at least in part from re-purposed or re-claimed fabric. This is fabric that was once a piece of clothing or maybe even a vintage sheet. It will be cut up and the fabric will be given a new life in the form of a quilt.
This week is fun in that in many way, it ties “Modern Quilts” back to its roots. Many early quiltmakers were very good at “Using What They Had” to make their quilts regardless if it were scraps from sewing a work shirt or if it was a dress that had seen better days.
We hope that this week you will enjoy looking at different ways modern quilters use what they have to create beautiful functional quilts!