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3.23.2010

vintage sheets.

Over the years I have collected a small stash of vintage bed sheets but I am always on the hunt for the really pretty ones that have a nice balance of pinks and greens and pale aqua. Of course I just about freaked when Josh, my best boy-friend, just up and GIFTED me all of his grandmother's sheets. Seriously, it took me years to find the ones that I have and I only have 5 0r 6. My collection has now doubled, no tripled in size (oh nevermind the math) and I have lots of variation!

In return, I will be making a lap quilt out of this for Josh's aunt to rock her grand-babies to sleep. Small price to pay for such pretty little things and really, I am happy to do it.

This here's the start of some projects from my vintage sheet collection, before I got my new additions. I was sewing and pressing, thinking Eastery things and wishing for some variation. Oh how I love when the stars align.......
Does anyone know of any vintage sheets swaps?
:)




14 comments:

Andrea said...

Yes! There's one at swapbot and I think one started up in flickr.

I think Evelyn is the vintage sheet guru usetheloot.blogspot.com (ask her!)

Great stash - I've only got 3 right now, and a few fq bits left over from a scrap pile I bought from etsy.

Shari said...

I'm hosting a "I Want to Make a Patchwork Blanket from Vintage Sheets" swap. Take a peek.

http://sewmaketime.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-about-swapping-some-vintage-sheets.html

Cyndi said...

OMGosh, Erica, I am so jealous! I LOVE vintage sheets and also collect them. Looks like you hit the "mother lode"! You'd better hold on to that boy-friend! :o)

If you are looking for another idea of what to do with the left over fabric from your sheets, go and visit Beki Lambert's blog, http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com. She just made a bunch of totes, handbags and clutches from her thrifted vintage sheets. You can find the link to her Etsy shop on her blog. Can't wait to see you lap quilt.

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cyndi said...

Er, sorry, that should say, "...your lap quilt." :o|

Cyndi

Leslie said...

oh you lucky girl!!! this is a great collection of sheets

Evelyn said...

Nice friend! But I'm sure his aunt is going to be thrilled to have some blankets made from those sheets - what a wonderful gift.

You should check out the Vintage Sheet Marketplace flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/1409003@N22/), and also Jen's new vintage sheet blog (http://vintagesheets.blogspot.com/) - I think she is planning to host another swap soon. And any minute now I'm going to post about selling some FQ sets on my blog, so keep an eye out for that.

Joanne Huffman said...

This is going to be one beautiful quilt! Ypu have a great collection.

Terriaw said...

Wow, you do have a big collection now! It looks so lovely and dreamy. I adore the looks of your newest patchwork projects - so fresh and pretty.

cutfingerproductions said...

Hello friend! Looks like great prints to work with!!! Oh how freaky erica! I just pulled out some of my vintage bedding last night AND cut some for a new bag!!! Kahreepy!!!!!
Bizzaro!! I have TONS of vintage sheets,pillow cases,aprons,even huge old quilts!! I even bought some sheets yesterday at a st. vincent store for 3 bucks!! I was going to post them today to show....now I would look like a copy cat:):)Ha!! Well Ms. what are you looking for maybe I can send it? What colors etc.
ok c ya!!!

Hestermania! said...

haha - i have one of those!! how great.

Rebekah said...

What a great friend you have!

you should start a swap!

My friend had the top pink/purple hexagon sheets when we were growing up...the memories!

sewtakeahike said...

so pretty Erica! Have you seen the vintage sheet swap group on flickr? it's awesome. if you haven't, go to my profile and look through the groups I'm a part of and it's listed there if you want to join. I just picked up some awesome dots in it!

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