Monday, July 10, 2017

Loopy!


On Saturday I was visiting with Jean and Charlie Lasswell, and Jean had a quilt she thought I'd like. She found it somewhere in her travels, and it is a 1970s polyester crazy quilt with the most unusual edge finish. All the way around the perimeter there are loops made of narrow strips of polyester, stitched together and adorning the whole edge.


I'd never seen anything like it before. The quilt is 40" x 64" and is in very good condition with only minor loss to a small section of blanket stitch. People have already asked if the loops are scrunchies or the loops once used to weave potholders, but I believe they were actually the creation of the maker. Each loop has a seam on it. What an interesting quilt! Thank you, Jean.

5 comments:

  1. Love those loops. I too have never seen that before. Great find

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  2. What a very cool edge fringe. So unusual but very clever.

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  3. Wow, that is something else. Strange but unique!!

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  4. That is really neat. The loops used to make pot holders had seams and these really do look like the same type fabric/weave that came with the pot holder kits. I don't remember if they were anything but solid colors though.

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  5. There is a quilt with loop edges in the national quilt museum in Paducah. It's purple and was my favorite quilt. Amazingly detailed and time consuming work.

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