Secret reveal…..part 2……………

It’s now safe to share these with you all……..IMG_9869    Each has gone to separate homes. These beautiful vintage pillowcases were just begging for “new life” and, now, they will be loved in a whole new way. Some close-ups were posted here and I’ll share one of the photos again to give you an idea of the scale of the stitching……………..IMG_9760     Normally, I would be doing these types of smaller projects on my Juki/DSM but I thought I would try to stitch them on the Sweet 16. “Ms Sweetie” performed beautifully (I knew she would!!!).IMG_9871 IMG_9872 IMG_9873 IMG_9874 The lace edging was in perfect condition and the above/right photo shows the back side finish. I stopped the fmq a half inch above the lace and removed the piece from the machine. I, then, cut back the batting to above the lace and cut the backing to the length of the bottom edge of the scalloped lace, clipped the gentle curve and merely folded the raw edge to the inside (covering the batting edge) and pressed it well. I returned to the machine and finished the quilting to the edge and that stitching securing the folded “hem”. Note:click on photos to enlarge.

This “padded hanger” idea was one that I had seen on Facebook a while back and had duplicated in a set for a client last July (see post here)……….here’s a refresher photo……..IMG_9155   These, previously done hangers, were done with a crochet edging piece remaining from a table topper upcycle and not from pillowcases, as these gifted hangers were. The pillowcases gave me much more to work with because of the beautiful embroidery! IMG_9869    I’ll leave you with these for inspiration…….keep your eyes open for any cases that may need to be rescued!!! They make awesome little wall “quilts” that come with their own hangers!!!

Thread: (top) Glide, 60wt;(bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly.

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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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25 Responses to Secret reveal…..part 2……………

  1. I’m in love! I have so many vintage pillowcases where the embroidery and edging are perfect but the body is too worn to use. I am looking forward to that tutorial!

  2. jackie says:

    These are absolutely beautiful! ❤

  3. Fiona says:

    Just stunning… I always feel covered hangers are so luxurious and they look even more so with your wonderful work…

    • treadlemusic says:

      I remember when the crochet/padded hangers were being done by my mother-in-law for everyone and, now, the idea has taken hold again! I had seen this on Fb or Pinterest using pillowcases and was totally intrigued. The more ornate cases really leave little room for fmq. Outlining/echoing is about all that’s necessary and they are gorgeous and make marvelous gifts. You would find them wonderful to stitch on!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Hugs…………

  4. This has to be one of my favorite of your upcycled projects. These are simply stunning.

    • treadlemusic says:

      These transformations never cease to fascinate me and spur me on (which really doesn’t take much!!! LOL!)………………………

      • You have that gift of being an incredible artist who can easily envision.

        • treadlemusic says:

          As I’ve said previously(?), it’s the “stuff” that my head swims with when “sleep” time occurs!! And in color, too! The only problem is I really would like to be up actually doing it but my sewing studio’s proximity to our bedroom does not allow for this……..resulting in the possible “adrenaline (creative) rush” that makes it difficult to sleep restfully! Ha!

  5. Raewyn says:

    These are absolutely beautiful – and very inspiring – you’ve done a fantastic job of giving these another life!

    • treadlemusic says:

      It really seems to be almost an adrenaline rush for me as I see these coming to life!!! Part of the “obsession” I think!!!! Your kind words mean so much………….hugs…………

  6. kathyreeves says:

    Those are truly inspired, Doreen!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thanks so much!!! I think part of the appeal is the unusual repurposing of the vintage pieces. I cannot take that credit as I saw the original on Fb and that gal had seen it done by another. And so it goes!!!! Hugs………..

  7. witchylin says:

    Gorgeous as always. It is amazing what you can do with vintage fabric and lovely to see brought back to life.

    • treadlemusic says:

      There is so much inspiration to work with that just floods my mind!!!! Like a “whole cloth” with so much of the ‘ground work’ already in place!!! LOL!! Thrilled that you stopped by!!!! Winter has finally arrived with a bit of whiteness and temps in the ‘teens’!! Headed for warmer places on the 27th….coming fast! No packing done yet. Waiting for the 26th…….Ha!

  8. Kathryn Morton says:

    And I am one of the very lucky ones to have received this beautiful item for Christmas. It is a work of art!! It will be hanging on my wall like a priceless painting!! In my mind this is truely one heart-filled gift!! ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Colleen says:

    OMG, these are stunning.

    Sent from my iPad


  10. Mary Mell says:

    What a beautiful idea! I have some plain white ones with crocheted edging I should dig out after the holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • treadlemusic says:

      You are so very welcome! If you have any questions, give me a call (on my cell……we’re TX bound on the 27th) but I think I will be doing a tutorial post in January. Hugs……….

  11. Rhonda Dort says:

    Fabulous!!! Just fabulous!!!

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