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Reclaimed Quilts Sew Modern Clothing & Accessories from Vintage Textiles

Give new life to your beloved quilts! Build a sustainable wardrobe by upcycling vintage textiles into stunning new projects! Kathleen and Dale (of Burlington, Vermont) are expert guides from start to finish. Learn how to source vintage quilts and care for and restore them. Then transform them into a creative and personalized wardrobe full of history. Projects span from simple accessories, such as a tote. Learn garment sewing techniques, from basic construction to specific skills, with step-by-step instructions. Customize your projects by adjusting the patterns to fit your body and choosing unique details for finishing or closing. Transform a vintage quilt into one of eight stunning garments, from a chore coat or a cropped jacket to a quilt top dress or vest. Includes step-by-step instructions from start to finish and tutorials for specific garment techniques, like binding, welt pockets, installing snaps, and finishing seams. Check out guidance on where to source vintage textiles and how to care for and restore them to usable condition.