I couldn’t resist this one. I purchased this top from eBay. It was made by the seller’s grandmother sometime between 1968 and 1978 which certainly fits with the fact that it is made of polyester double-knit fabric.
I can hear several groans out there. Who would ever want a polyester quilt!? Believe it or not there is an emerging group of people who collect polyester quilts. Keep in mind that the quilting community in the 70’s was very different from today. There were not many shops that specialized in quilting and fabric shops were chock full of polyester fabrics. ( I wasn’t a fabric buyer at the time but remember going to Minnesota Fabrics with my mom) Quilters used what was available and the bonus to us today is that the fabric will likely last for another hundred years without any fading or deterioration. Collectors are sort of nostalgic for the era of their youth so for people of a certain age these quilts are cool. I do plan to hand quilt it, and I plan to use polyester batting. I might even try to find polyester backing fabric.
I don’t know what the maker would have called the pattern but it looks like zippers to me.
It is a very simple pattern. The pieces are 3 inches by 8 inches.
It does have a few places where the seams need repair
And there are plenty of thread tails to trim off of the back
but because it is polyester double-knit there is no raveling.
Teddy couldn’t stop looking at the fabric
He is not sure what to make of it.
I think he will approve once it is done…..or perhaps not since he is not old enough to remember polyester.
I have been snowflake obsessed and I think this last batch has got it out of my system for a while.
I added another set of 10 patterns to my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts
I bought the finish for the quilt frame and I want to get that done….and I have a few other holiday projects in mind for the weekend…..but likely I will be quilting away and wonder where the weekend went. So many quilts so little time.