A quilt in one afternoon…..and a GIVEAWAY!

I must have a quilt to wrap up in while watching movies.  I must.  Not optional.  All we currently had was huge queen sized quilts or baby sized.  I decided on Saturday that I was sick and tired of this and wanted a throw sized quilt for me to use on the couch.  Right then.  Not later, right that very minute.

I already had the squares cut out from vintage sheets I have been collecting for the last year or so.  The backing is another vintage sheet and the binding is Kona cotton in grass green.

It went together so quickly!  The top was done in about 45 minutes.  The squares are a large 8.5 inches.  I even had time to go and buy some more basting spray in the middle of it :)  I refuse to pin anymore!  I attached the binding completely by machine this time.  The back of the binding is a bit wonky, but I am already over it :)  I stitched in the ditch on the front to attach it.

I quilted an x through every square, I didn’t even mark them, I just eyeballed it and took it more slowly and it worked out great!

I still have LOADS of squares left over.  LOADS.  I thought it might be fun to do a giveaway here on the ole’ blog.  This giveaway is for (30) 8.5″ squares of vintage sheet fabrics, binding, and vintage sheet backing. (these will probably differ than the stuff I used, but I have lots of cute stuff to work with here :) )  You will need to supply your own thread and batting.  I like to use cotton batting like Warm And Natural brand.  If you need a good binding tutorial, see my previous post here.

The giveaway starts….now!  It will run through next monday at midnight.

Please leave a comment with some way to get a hold of you.  If I can’t get a hold of  you, I will draw another name.  Good luck!

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107 Responses to “A quilt in one afternoon…..and a GIVEAWAY!”


  1. 1 Angela April 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    oooh, me me me! love your quilt, i bet it is sooo cozy!

  2. 2 Jessica April 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    oh, lovely! i would love to make myself one – thanks for chance to win!

  3. 3 Eryn April 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    A giveaway? How awesome. Count me in on this one!! Love this quilt. Thanks and love your site.

  4. 4 Sandy April 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I’ll be happy to take that fabric off your hands!
    gmasandy_139@hotmail.com

  5. 5 Angie April 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    So pretty, would love to make one too. Thanks

  6. 6 Kristen Kelsey April 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous quilt! Would love to win ;) I love old sheeting – I just made an apron out of one and it is darling! Love your blog :)

    What a fun giveaway! Have a great day!
    Kristen

  7. 7 Heidi K April 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    What a cute quilt!
    heidikittelson at gmail dot com

  8. 8 Jenn April 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the vintage fabric! jmkirste at uwo dot com

  9. 9 Dana April 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    lovely quilt!! I’d love to get my hands on your leftovers ;)

  10. 10 Milly April 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Oh I’ve always wanted to do a vintage sheet quilt.

  11. 11 velma jacobson April 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Love all the fresh Spring time colors.
    Its a perfect Easter quilt.
    Enjoy yor site sooo much.

  12. 12 The Hungry Crafter April 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    What a sweet giveaway — thanks! And I completely agree with you about the blankets — I must be snuggled in one while watching TV, while working on the computer, while sewing, well…just about always!

  13. 13 RosaMaría April 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    your quilt looks gorgeous!
    love vintage fabrics, thank you so much for the opportunity!!

    ps. I have a giveaway in my blog too!

  14. 14 Kari S. April 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    beautiful quilt! Where do you go looking for the vintage sheets?

  15. 16 Michelle April 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Gorgeous! I <3 vintage sheets, and have been collecting some squares for that very same purpose!

  16. 17 Cherie April 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Such a nice giveaway! Love those fabrics! Thank you!

  17. 18 Stina April 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Love your new quilt… so love the vintage feel of it…. Have just started to collect fabrics for some vintage fun… so this would be most wonderful if I was lucky to win!!! :o))

  18. 19 Jackie April 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Cute quilt! Love the vintage sheets!

  19. 20 Mary Jo April 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I love your quick quilt!!

  20. 21 Christina April 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    The fabric would be wasted on me, so I don’t need to be entered in the giveaway. I just wanted to say that the quilt is SO pretty!

  21. 22 Cindy April 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I love this quilt. some of the squares are like sheets and a bedspread I have for my daughters 40 years ago. it makes me a little nostalgic. I shop at resale shops as well as Salvation Army and Goodwill and have very fortunate to find some vintage sheets, but not enough. Thanks for the daily blogs.

  22. 23 Jeni April 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Pretty! I’ve been wanting some vintage fabrics!

  23. 24 Jessy April 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Wow! Such a great quilt! We have two quilts that are just big enough for one person to snuggle under. One is possibly the ugliest quilt ever made but it was made as a bit of a utility quilt by my great grandmother so I can’t bear to do anything to fix it up. The other is made by me and it was my first quilt.
    I am loving all the bright and cheery vintage sheets you used! It looks so warm and snuggly. I have yet to find a good thrift store in Calgary, so no vintage sheets for me yet. I sure hope I win this fantastic set from you!

  24. 25 Jennifer April 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I LOVE It!! The solid green binding really makes it pop! I’m saving vintage sheets to make a throw right now too!! Oh I hope I win your stash! That would add some real interest to the ones I’ve already collected. Good job! Jenn

  25. 26 Nikki April 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    What a beautiful quilt! And a great use for those sheets! I never would’ve thought about that possibility for finding fabric for projects. I’m going to have to keep my eyes open when I go thrifting from now on. :)

  26. 27 Julie E. April 18, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Gorgeous. The lovely colors and patterns remind me of my grandmother when I was a little girl. It’s a feel good thing, right? I am just learning and its frightening for everyone involved, but I would love the opportunity to attempt to make something sweet and special with the squares. Thank you for giving us the opportunity and for sharing your pretty quilt with us. Sew much to sew and sew little time :)

  27. 28 Sibyl Scott April 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Oh that is just the cutest springyest quilt. Would love to have the makings of it. My daughter would truly love it. would love to win it. Please add my name in the “hat”.

    Sibyl

  28. 29 Carrie April 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Love love LOVE the green binding! And I would love a chance to win the leftover squares–I’ve been collecting vintage sheets with the intention of creating a quilt, but the collection is growing way to sloooowly. 30 squares would be amazing!

  29. 30 Elisa White April 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    OOOOh! Just yummy!!!!

  30. 31 nadila April 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I love vintage fabrics..

  31. 32 Caroline April 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Ooh, I love vintage fabrics, I can never find them here ! Plus its my birthday today so fingers crossed I get lucky !!

  32. 33 Sarah @ FairyFace Designs April 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Wow, what a cute (and very fast!) quilt! Would love to win this :-)

  33. 34 Libby April 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    What a beautiful cozy quilt! Perfect for wrapping up while watching tv or curling up with a good book!
    Awesome Giveaway too!

  34. 35 Emily Merritt April 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, I would love to make a quilt like yours…beautiful! :)

  35. 36 Joy April 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Good for you! Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for the chance to make one like it!

  36. 37 BigMommaLener April 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    You are a true quilting wonder! I can NOT believe how quickly you got that put together – LOVE it! You are really something…

  37. 38 Linda April 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I too love vintage and you do such a great job combining fabrics! Add me to your quilt square give-away contest. Thanks! Linda

  38. 39 Shavonne April 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    So Pretty…Reminds me of the scrap quilts that me and my Nan would make when I was little, I would cut and she would sew. Those were good times. I am new to your blog and I am loving it :)

  39. 40 Tara April 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Love the quilt! I need to finish one up for the babe.

  40. 42 Katie April 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Wow, the quilt looks great, even if the binding in a bit wonky! I love quick projects!

    my email kayteacooper@gmail.com

  41. 43 bonnie April 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Adorable! Reminds me of my grandmother. It would lift the spirits of the camper we’re about to move in to. How generous of you!

    email: bonnie casad @ msn .com

  42. 44 Sarah Lowrey April 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    gorgeous quilt, I haven’t made a quilt yet, but my mum is coming over on Sunday for a week from Aussie and she’s going to make one with me, so this would such an awesome place to start as I had no idea what I was going to make or what fabrics to use.

  43. 45 Leigh April 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I always need a blanket to wrap up in while watching movies! It’s just cozier that way :)

  44. 46 2hippos April 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’d love a similar quilt for my couch. I agree, a quilt is a must-have for movie watching!

  45. 47 Abby April 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I’d love to gather some more prints so I can have a good variety for my planned vintage sheet quilt! Yours looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. 48 Melissa April 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Your quilt looks great! I’d love to win so I could make my very own.
    thanks,
    missmelissaf at yahoo dot com

  47. 49 craftydill April 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    i LOVE the sheet you used for the backing…your quilt is really fabulous! and your giveaway is very generous!! -michelle

  48. 50 Ashley B April 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Would Love to win the stash of squares! So cute…you are making me feel like I NEED one of these too! :)

    Thanks!

  49. 51 Sara ~ the split stitch April 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Love your quilt, thanks for hosting such a great give away! saralynnchung (at) live (dot) com . :)

  50. 52 pat April 19, 2011 at 1:28 am

    ôôô i love so much vintage sheets and your blog is so inspiring…

  51. 53 andi April 19, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Great giveaway!
    Count me in!! :-)

  52. 54 Tara April 19, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Wow that is a beautiful quilt! I’d love to win the giveaway, although I am just finishing my first quilt, so I don’t know that I’d do it as much justice! :)

    tara -dot- gaston -at- gmail -dot- com

  53. 55 Tish April 19, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Oh, fun! I really want to have a go at trying to make my first quilt and this would be a lovely motivator :)

  54. 56 Victoria Paige April 19, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I love your quilt! It’s just beautiful! I am always trying to find some vintage sheets and no luck! I must not be looking at the right thrift shops.

  55. 57 Kate R April 19, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I totally understand your need for a movie quilt – I can’t sit on the sofa with the TV on without a quilt! It’s a must. This is such a happy quilt – love it! Thanks for sharing some of these great fabrics :)

  56. 58 erica April 19, 2011 at 3:50 am

    i think i am in love with those darling prints!! i’ve always, always wanted to try a vintage sheet quilt but never have great luck in finding any vintage sheets. maybe i’m looking in the wrong places?!! i love what you’ve found. totally jealous!

  57. 59 Kelly Rachel April 19, 2011 at 3:56 am

    That is simply a fantastic idea! And the time you said it takes to make is very inspiring. Imagine – a piece of gorgeousness like that in one afternoon! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make a snuggly quilt just like that for the cold weather which is coming here in Australia. Yay!

  58. 60 Breanna April 19, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Those sheets are gorgeous! :O

  59. 61 shawna April 19, 2011 at 5:54 am

    sounds like an awesome first quilt project for me! better late than never…:)

  60. 62 naughtyshorts! April 19, 2011 at 8:43 am

    That looks unreal – I love it. Wish i could have a break from dresses for one afternoon to make one for myself!!!! nice one lady :)

  61. 63 cinzia April 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

    that is great recycling project. perfect for upcoming earth day. the green binding really finishes off nicely!

  62. 64 Carmen April 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    A quilt in an afternoon?!!! What a dream. And it looks absolutely lovely. I would love to make on like it. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  63. 65 Tanya April 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I never have any luck finding beautiful vintage sheets!

  64. 66 Jenny April 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    would love these squares…my best friend needs a vintage bed sheet quilt!

  65. 67 thepracticalperfeccionista April 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I’m sure you felt springtime hope seeping out of this quilt and into your heart as you were wrapped up! Love it! And a quilt in an afternoon? Fabulous. I’d love to have one too :) thepracticalperfeccionista at gmail dot com

  66. 68 cindy valukas April 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    As a long time quilter I must say I can appreciate your imaginative use of vintage fabrics and sheets. I do have one question. Were any of the sheets Percale Cotton? I have never tried to quilt through Percale because I have been told it is difficult because of the tight weave.

    • 69 sewshesews April 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      I have never used those kind, I usually get the vintage ones which are typically cotton poly blend. I had no problems, though I did notice that the poly does dull your needle more quickly.

  67. 70 natalie christensen April 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I have always wanted to make one of these I just have no idea how to collect them. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • 71 sewshesews April 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Natalie! I just browse through the bedding when I go to the Salvation Army and other thrift shops :) Sometimes I am lucky and other times I don’t find anything. It has taken me a long time to find these and on flickr there is a vintage sheet swap that they do regularly. If you can find a few sheets and tear them into fq, you can join a swap and get back lots of variety in return!

  68. 72 Erica April 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I wish to collect vintage sheets, but only have luck in finding pillow cases. So, my vintage stash is small. I’d love to add to it!!! (ericalea@gmail.com)

  69. 73 Amanda Hall April 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I love this quilt so much!! I would love to make one myself.

  70. 74 Nichole April 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I’d love to win your giveaway ! Then I’d be able to make a qute quilt like yours…love it !

  71. 75 Charlene April 20, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Fabulous job! I would love to make one of these – thanks for the chance!!!

    charmachine (at) gmail (dot) com

  72. 76 anna April 20, 2011 at 3:20 am

    oo, I’d love to win. :) I’m always envious of people’s vintage sheet collections. The quilt is fabulous, and the green binding is just perfect!

  73. 77 Tina April 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I’m with you… I don’t like to use pins when I make quilts. I’ve been making children’s quilts for an organization called “Kidz Quiltz” and it would be awful to accidently leave a pin in one of them. I would love to win these vintage quilt squares!
    tjand38 at gmail dot com

  74. 78 Joni April 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Ooh, I would love, love, love them! I have been wanting to make a quilt but I am always intimidated….this looks like my kinda project….fast! I love how yours turned out Jaime! You are seriously amazing!! Thanks for the chance!

  75. 79 Marielrf April 21, 2011 at 12:51 am

    So gorgeous! I’d love to be entered.! Thanks for the chance.

    fablanche3petalat gmail dot com

  76. 80 Emma Adams April 21, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Pick Me Pick Me!!!I would love some of your fabric…I would finally make a quilt for myself!

  77. 81 Kristy April 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Fantastic giveaway and pictures! This quilt reminds me of one I sleep under every time I visit my aunt & uncle. My fingers & toes are triple crossed to win so I can create my own quilt to have at home at all times!

  78. 82 Kim Apted April 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I know what you mean!! Lap quilts are essential for watching shows or movies. Reckon I could put some cute vintage sheet squares to good use, if I’m lucky! ;)

  79. 83 Lucia April 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Ohhh!
    Let it be me!!
    Pretty please??
    Lucía

  80. 84 jennicakes April 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve been dying to make something like this!!! Yours is absolutely gorgeous – I love the grass binding!

  81. 85 H2Ogirl April 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    What lovely things to play around with. I would love to have these. H2Ogirl76 (at) gmail (dot) com

  82. 86 karlyn April 21, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    your quilt is gorgeous, so cheery! count me in please!

  83. 87 Christine Gibbons April 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I would love to make a quilt as beautiful as the one you have made.

  84. 88 kimland April 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

    FUN quilt and would love to “whip” one up. thanks for a chance!

  85. 89 Paige April 22, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Oooh, fun! I’d love to win. Your quilt is lovely and that green binding really makes it! Great job! starfishlover615 at hotmail dot com

  86. 90 Teresa April 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I would love that. I have never had luck finginh vintage sheets. Thanks.

  87. 91 Dalith Hudson April 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Your quilt looks delicious. I would love to wrap myself in one just like it. Thank you for all the sharing.
    Cheers
    Dalith

  88. 92 creativeinstincts April 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Its really nice of you. Would love to win the giveaway.
    leena

  89. 93 Valerie April 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I’m loving this quilt! So simple and pretty :)
    Are you still searching for more of the new DS prints? My Joann’s has a bunch of them.

  90. 94 Kathy April 24, 2011 at 12:53 am

    So pretty! I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. 95 enno hayano handmade April 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    ohhh awesome giveaway and quilt
    i love it :)))

    i want that so bad :)))

  92. 96 andriani retno April 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    ooooo giveaway… thanks for the chance to win

    i love that… :))

  93. 97 Katie M April 25, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I love vintage sheets. So soft and comforting. :)

    tropical_tiki_goddess (at) msn dot com

  94. 98 Beth April 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Love it! The pictures make me think I should bust out the vintage sheet squares I already have and make a quilt… I think winning your scraps would mean an even bigger quilt!

  95. 99 Jennifer April 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I’d love to win the vintage sheets! Reminds me of the sheets on my grandma’s bed when I was little…

  96. 100 naga April 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    This could be my first quilt :).

  97. 101 Alicia April 26, 2011 at 4:34 am

    EEk, am I too late?! What time zone are you?!

    I’m putting my name in anyway, just cuz it’d be that awesome. I’ve got some vintage sheets of my own that I’ve been hoarding with the idea of making a quilt (or at least a cover for my ripped comforter) so it’d be nice to add some variety there. I’ve never done a quilt before and am more then a little intimidated, so cut already is a bonus indeed!

  98. 102 Raina April 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Man! You are amazing, Jaime! This is so fantastic. like above person said, fabric would be wasted on me as well. but it’s been a while since I’ve checked out your blog so I wanted to see what you’ve been up to. I envy your talents! Xoxo

  99. 104 Fran April 28, 2011 at 6:44 am

    This is such a beautiful quilt with such pretty fabrics, well done!

  100. 105 Anne May 2, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway: I love vintage fabrics! Thanks

  101. 106 Elizabeth May 3, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I love this! I’m starting to collect vintage sheets, for a similar type of quilt or picnic blanket – perfect for spring!

  102. 107 Kat Peak March 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Beautiful work! I love seeing this Art alive and well :) Thanks for taking your time to share.


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