Thursday, April 25, 2013

Polyester Patchwork Crib Quilt

Some new polyester patchwork quilts arrived during the last couple weeks- several crib quilts and a couple larger ones, all incredible bargains. This crib quilt is one of my favorites. It's a very simple one-patch, there's just something about those colors and how they work together. And I love the quirky fabrics mixed in with the solids, especially the floral print.

I found the quilt on Etsy, and it came from Ohio. It is c. 1970, 37" x 38" and tied, with a 3/4" binding brought from back to front. The backing fabric looks like bed sheet material. It sags a bit when hanging, but I think the colors are so neat, it doesn't really matter. I could see this quilt being an inspiration for a modern quilt. The combination of colors is just as fresh looking today as it was 40 years ago.


  1. I just sent a box of double knit poly to Victoria Findlay Wolfe. It was in my mom's house left from sewing projects from the 60's and 70's. I can't wait to see what she does with them!

    1. How awesome! One of the things they did with polyester double knit in the 70s was raw edge applique. The no-fray quality worked well for raw edge.