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Old Quilt Gets a Fresh Start.

Restoring a Generational Treasure - We had the privilege of repairing this exquisite Cathedral Window Quilt.


We recently had the privilege of restoring a handmade quilt that has been cherished and passed down through generations. This exquisite Cathedral Window Quilt is a true masterpiece, showcasing the timeless beauty and intricate craftsmanship of traditional quilting.


From what we can gather, the quilt must have been used on a twin bed, leading to wear and tear in the areas where the four patches meet due to repeated sitting. The hand-stitched areas had weakened over time, and several stitches had come loose. Our team carefully used a similar hand stitch to reinforce all the loose areas, ensuring the quilt’s durability for years to come (continued below image).


In addition to the repairs, we gave the quilt a thorough cleaning, which brought out its vibrant colors and intricate patterns even more. The result was simply stunning, and we were honored to have been entrusted with the care of this beautiful heirloom.


Seeing this quilt being loved and appreciated by another generation is incredibly rewarding for us. It’s a testament to the enduring appeal of handmade quilts and the deep connections they foster across time and families.


We are grateful for the opportunity to preserve such a precious piece of history and help keep the legacy of quilting alive for future generations.


What is a Cathedral Window Quilt?


A Cathedral Window quilt is a unique and visually striking style of quilt that mimics the appearance of stained glass windows found in cathedrals. Unlike traditional quilts, which are made by sewing together pieces of fabric to form a top layer, a batting layer, and a backing layer, a Cathedral Window quilt is constructed using a folded patchwork technique that creates a three-dimensional effect.



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