Continuing the “Vintage Hanger” theme……..

With a bit of clarification. When the current blue & white project was begun, I had 1 pillowcase that had the blue flower embroidery and 1 pillowcase that had the beautiful blue crochet edging (and no embroidery). These items were purchased at 2 different shops so, they were not meant to be a pair. IMG_0164IMG_0165I reduced the width of the band on the embroidered case by merely cutting off about half the band width (allowing for a small hem). These bands are always double fabric and that made it possible to press both raw edges to the inside. I, then, removed the crochet edging (easily done because it was hand stitched to the case!) and inserted it into the newly narrowed band. Wha-la………IMG_0166  I secured it by topstitching it at the folded hem edge. I did this to both the front and back hanger pieces. IMG_0279  Above, a photo of the finished back piece. I did have to cut the crochet into 2 pieces (it was one continuous strip on the original case). I secured the cuts by machine stitching several times in the same spot. These raw edges will be further locked when the hanger front and back are seamed together. Note: I decided that there is a lot going on in the “body” of this and will be leaving that bottom band without fmq.

Thread: (top/bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly, 80/20 (single layer)

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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8 Responses to Continuing the “Vintage Hanger” theme……..

  1. Thread crazy says:

    Love the stitching in body of hanger and adding the crochet hem I think sets it off nicely. Plus that gave you a new embroidered flower to use elsewhere, which you’ve already made good use of. Excellent idea

  2. witchylin says:

    Looks like someone’s wardrobe is going to have some neat hangers! They look lovely, the stitching certainly brings out the embroidery. They would be fun to do, but not for me. I just love to look at how you have made them but my wardrobe doesn’t contain such pretty things. Mine is very functional and very hippy. 😉

    • treadlemusic says:

      Oh, but Lyn………these make neat little wall quilts! They have a built-in “hanger”!! They really don’t “need” to have a garment!!! LOL! That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!!! LOL LOL LOL!! Hugs always……… (my ‘wardrobe’ is similar to yours and almost 100% thrift shop finds!—-I dislike clothes shopping intensely…..except thrift shops!)

  3. Purpleneedle says:

    How clever of you to combine those two. You did a really beautiful job. It turned out lovely.

  4. kathyreeves says:

    What is it about blue and white? Just makes me happy!

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