Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Stash #95


Look!  No stripes, no dots.  Instead a FQ bundle pretty floral prints.  These fabrics are reclaimed vintage bed linens (meticulously washed) and they are either cotton or a polycotton blend (purchased again from Whimsie Dots -Etsy). 


The picture tells the story; although they are used they are in fact all in great condition and I have no hesitation using them.  Their final destination has not yet been determined but mixing the old with new will definitely be part of the plan/challenge.


Thank you for stopping by.

Rita

23 comments:

  1. Yum, yum,yum!! Enjoy those:)

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  2. How do you wash them? I have a set I really like but they are a little yellow on one side.

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  3. can't wait to see what you make of these! i love quilting with vintage linens! :)

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  4. ... who are you, and what have you done with Rita? XD They look lovely, and I can't wait to see what you do with them, you always manage to do such neat things with the geometric shapes.

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  5. Wow..the vibrancy of the color is awesome, especially considering the age of the fabrics!

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  6. Love the red + white ones!

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  7. Popped over to have a look at the site & they say they don't ship to Australia...
    How did you get yours...

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  8. Gorgeous fabrics!! You must have a stow-away though, you said no stripes or dots, but I spy a white with green spots hiding in the middle there LOL!

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  9. Lovely! I have such a huge vintage linens habit, too...you should see the closet where I keep them! I'm looking forward to seeing what these become in your hands. :)

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  10. Also...for anyone wondering about washing vintage sheets, this is what I do:

    When I buy them at thrift stores, I dump them into a hot Oxy-Clean soak in the washing machine as soon as I get home, leaving them for a few hours. (I find that it gets all the old smells and stains out, and the heat doesn't hurt them because they've been washed and dried for years.)

    Next I let the Oxy-Clean wash cycle complete itself, and then go around again, this time with cold water (to save energy) and regular Tide. I probably don't need to do the second wash, but I just feel like they need it when they've come from smokey old homes, you know?!

    I hope this helps anyone who was wondering!

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  11. How did you get this combo from Whimsie Dots? Do you have them put a order together for you? I never seem to see such a well coordinated set. Love it and can't wait to see what becomes of these old linens.

    P.S. You're photos are so nice.

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  12. Thank you for all of your comments!

    To Sheila: A BIG thank you for your washing/cleaning instructions. The bundle I purchased was perfectly spotless and white and I don't feel the need to rewash and as such I have no experience with washing vintage fabrics. Your washing instructions are very much appreciated!

    To Modern Amish: The listing I purchased was one prepared by Mandy from Whimsie Dots; it was not a custom prepared bundle although I am sure that Mandy would be happy to accommodate any requests.

    To Maree: For shipping to Australia (or elsewhere) I contacted Mandy (via etsy) who was happy to edit the listing to include shipping to Australia.

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  13. Seeing all these vintage sheets makes me feel nostalgic and a tad old. I swear some of the ones I've seen on others' blogs I had when I was a kid.

    It's a hoot seeing them make a comeback. And I want to kick myself just a little for getting rid of all the ones I had!

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  14. I am sure you will rise to the challenge Rita and make one or more wonderful quilts from this lovely fabric! You have reminded me of a girl selling vintage sheets at Camberwell Trash & Treasure a few months back. I better get back there and see what she has! ;-)

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  15. Beautiful. Always a pleasure to visit with Whimsie Dots. The red one (the 1st one in the pile) is my favorite here... I am a big fan of vintage sheets myself and preferably mixing them, with new prints to get that special Wow-factor that it results in.

    Sosovintage (ETSY) is another favorite supplier. Check her out. Curious to see what you come up with.

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  16. Faboulous fabrics. I've wanted to try vintage bed linens but been a bit scared to press the button to buy. I trust your judgement so I'm off to shop.
    Can't wait to see what you make with your bundle.

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  17. oh i love those. great now i have to go over & check out that etsy store....lol

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  18. These are lovely-and have such great potential. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  19. Very pretty! I just placed my first order from Whimsie Dots and looking forward to it arriving.

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  20. Really great. I can't wait to go to Whimsie Dots myself and start looking around. These are too cute!

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  21. You are SO creative, I wouldn't even have thought of adding dotted sashing!

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