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Vintage made modern : transforming timeworn textiles into treasured heirlooms / Jennifer Casa.

By: Casa, Jennifer.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Roost Books, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Edition: First edition.Description: 132 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781611801231 (paperback).Subject(s): Clothing and dress -- Remaking | Sewing | Vintage clothing | Textile fabrics | Recycling (Waste, etc.) | Textile craftsDDC classification: 646/.3
Partial contents:
Working with timeworn textiles -- Unfinished patchwork + quilt blocks -- Cutter quilts -- Vintage pillowcases + sheeting -- Aprons -- Kitchen linens.
Summary: Create modern heirlooms using vintage materials--a collection of 35 innovative projects showcasing the exceptional beauty in timeworn textiles.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Vintage Made Modern is a book devoted to recycling just as generations before us have, utilizing timeworn textiles with histories of their own. With a little resourcefulness, gentle care, and some creative repurposing, the 35 innovative projects in this book breathe life back into these textiles, refresh their beauty, and create new memories. Whether iT be Granny's well-worn apron, a threadbare family quilt, or a tattered tea towel you picked up at the thrift shop, each of these textiles has a tale to tell. Vintage Made Modern will have you collaborating with makers from the past and continuing stories composed long ago, with you becoming part of the narrative.

"35 sewing and no-sew projects" --Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-128).

Working with timeworn textiles -- Unfinished patchwork + quilt blocks -- Cutter quilts -- Vintage pillowcases + sheeting -- Aprons -- Kitchen linens.

Create modern heirlooms using vintage materials--a collection of 35 innovative projects showcasing the exceptional beauty in timeworn textiles.

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Library Journal Review

A chance discovery of an unfinished patchwork quilt top at an antiques mall launched Casa's interest in vintage, heirloom, and timeworn textiles. The author's first book is a treasure trove of ideas for working with these fascinating materials, with a focus on repurposing older materials into usable works of art. Casa divides her book by type of textile, including unfinished patchwork, cutter quilts (those that are so worn, threadbare, or damaged that they can no longer be used as quilts), pillowcases and sheeting, and kitchen linens, such as tea towels and aprons. Each section contains both sewn and no-sew options, and many of Casa's ideas are clever and unexpected. Standouts include a child's doll made from Dresden Plate blades, a sweet and simple baby quilt composed of vintage sheets, and an iPad sleeve that blends vintage fabric and embroidery with modern technology. The directions are clear and well presented and the lovely photography provides both "glamour shots" of vintage textiles and full, detailed views of Casa's works. VERDICT Many crafters have vintage fabrics in their collections, but finding a way to preserve them in a functional manner can be difficult, making Casa's tips and tricks valuable. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.