Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage Shirting Bonus Project Ideas

What else can you make with the Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints collection?

Here's a little inspiration: Barb Eikmeier designed these bonus projects to accompany the Vintage Sampler BOM quilt. These patterns will be available from shops participating in the BOM program.

Featherweight sewing cover
 Barb says: I got my first featherweight about six months ago and have realized how much love quilters have for them. After I decided to design a sewing machine cover, I then narrowed it to a featherweight cover. The feathered wreath motif comes from a quilting stencil. The pattern also includes a separate bag for the foot, made from the same quilted fabric as the cover.

American Flag (44" x 31")
Barb says: With all the U.S. ties to this fabric line--the fabric being printed in the U.S., the history of the fabrics, and the colors--a flag seemed like a good choice. I wanted to do a realistic-looking flab, but that would have required a lot of really little stars. Instead, there are sixteen stars on my flag, which means absolutely nothing except that it comes out to a square. That's the fun of folk art designs! The stars will come with three different sets of instructions--applique, English paper piecing, and hand piecing with set-in seams.

Table runner (12" x 58")
Barb says: People seem to like table runners because they are fast to make and great decor for homes. I liked how the black and the blue looked together. Lots of flying geese to make!
Runner center close-up

Read more about Barb's Vintage Shirting & Dress Print collection here.
See the entire collection here.
Find out more about Barb, her fabric collection, and her quilts here.
Learn more about the BOM Vintage Sampler here.


  1. The colors and the patterns in the fabric in the table runner remind me of a quilt I have made by (I'm assuming) great aunts and a great grandmother. I think it was a mourning quilt for the daughter that died in the influenza epidemic during WWI.

  2. Love the machine and foot cover...both the flag and tablerunner are so useful.......