At a recent flea market I was asked by one of the vendors if I could repair her old quilt for her. In my typical fashion I immediately said, "Sure!" Well, then I took a closer look and wondered what I had gotten myself into. I brought the quilt home with me knowing I had at least a few weeks to work on it as the vendor was going on vacation soon for two weeks. Turns out I got buried with school work and then left for my own two week vacation, so today was the day to bring it out and just do it!
I'm certainly not an expert at repairing old quilts as this was only my second one. I'm also not sure whether this the correct way to repair one, but it worked and so I'm happy with it.
It's an old, well-loved quilt that had a gaping hole/tear in it that was
close to 8" across at the widest. I pulled some muslin out of my stash
that was about the same color as the backing and cut two 8" squares and
pressed the edges under 1/4" all the way around to use as patches on the front and back.
More snippets from the sewing room soon,