If you love vintage quilts, but cannot afford to buy them, then this simple DIY craft project is for you!
This easy arts and raft project is a great way to create the look of a traditional Vintage Quilt without the use of a sewing machine. You can easily make this simple Vintage Quilt canvas in about 2 hours or less. Pre stretched canvas makes it easy!! Leftover vintage or vintage looking fabric makes it affordable. There will be some other paper options to creating this simple Vintage Quilt canvas for even less at the end. Go for the fabric if you can, it really makes the Vintage Quilt have some good texture.
To Make This Easy Vintage Quilt Craft Project You Will Ned:
Pre Stretches and gessoes canvas
Vintage fabric or swatches
Puff Paint (optional)
Bucket or Large Pan
The first step is to buy your pre stretched and gessoes canvas. I find them all the time at the arts and craft store.
Pre gessoed canvases will be white if they have already been primed or gessoed. You can buy any size canvas you want. Go for the large canvas to make a huge Vintage Quilt art project.
Now, start cutting out shapes and patterns with your pinking sheers. I like to copy the patterns of traditional, vintage, hand made, and old-fashioned quilts. You can even create your own pattern. If you are freer spirited you could create a Vintage crazy quilt art project with no pattern at all!
Now, the pinking sheers will create great detail on your Vintage fabric edges. So, go for them if you can. If not, you can sue plain old scissors, but cut out fun edges that are not straight,
Now, one tip, try to make sure you cut enough pieces of your Vintage Quilt fabric so that they can overlap a little. You really do not want any of the white primed canvas to show through.
Now, pour out your liquid starch into your bucket or large shallow pan. Place you piece of Vintage fabric into the pan or liquid starch. Now, pull the quilt fabric out, let the excess starch fall back into the pan.
Place the wet Vintage quilt fabric onto the primed canvas. Smooth out air bubbles and ripples with your hands.
Now, continue this creating your Vintage Quilt pattern on the canvas.
As the liquid starch dries it will adhere your Vintage quilt fabric to the canvas and end up looking like the Vintage Quilt pattern you create.
Let this dry completely before moving onto the next step of this simple Vintage Quilt craft project.
Now, once every thing has dried you candy adds the “stitches” to your vintage fabric canvas quilt. I like to use fabric paint for this. You can also use paint pens, acrylic paint applied with a paintbrush, and even permanent markers. I like to choose a color that matches the thread I would have used if I were sewing this Valentine’s Day quilt on the sewing machine.
Now, take your paint and start making dashes, like stitching, along the edges for the fabric pieces of the Vintage Quilt. You can make small dashed or long dashes, that s up to you. Just be sure to place them on any edges you would have normally sewn together on the Vintage quilt craft project.
Let this dry and you are finished! You have the look of a hand made vintage quilt without spending the hundreds of dollars they can cost at antique store and flea markets!