Apr 23, 2011

Vintage Sheets

Hello,I am not sure if I had said this on my blog.. I really love vintage sheets,not only vintage but sheets with characters on them also.
The only bad thing, I hate to cut them.. I actually use some of the pillowcases.I would like to share just a few I picked up today.
First is a pretty floral..mmmm dreamy

To go with the floral 2 full size sheets in this lovely check.
I am a sucker for checks like I am with polka dots.This check has a floral that looked really good with it.
If there any of you, whose mom decorated your room for you,you might have had some Holly Hobby,when you were younger. O gosh If only I could find a bedspread like I used to have.But, I will settle for 2 twin sheets for now.I think I am going to fussy cut the Holly's out and try to find some cute fabric to border the blocks with.
I could not resist these 2 sheets for making play/utility quilts for my granddaughters.
I really like bedsheets in quilts.I have seen bedsheets that have been around 30 or more years and no rips or tears.And for $1.99 for a queen or king sheet,I can not pass them up. I feel it is my way of preserving things from our yesteryear. Really if you look at some of the new "designer" fabrics,they are replicating the old.Thank you for visiting,Happy Easter,Amy
P.S. Now if I could find some SMURFS!!! I would be in blue heaven.

13 comments:

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Some of those vintage sheets wear like steel. I have some from when we got married 40 years ago that are still like new. I have sheets that are two years old (not cheap ones either) that have worn out. I have a different set of Sesame Street sheets than you pictured! Fun! Happy Easter, Amy!

Cheryl Willis said...

I made 3 small quilts from old sheets this weekend for a clients kids. i will look to see if I have smurfs. i get mine for $1.00 twin. I love the older ones, i have bambi, micky, a lot of different disney ones, my favorites are the older florals, love anything in oranges.-- cheryl

kwiltmakr said...

Nice haul Amy. Love the Holly Hobbie, brings back memories of when my oldest was little. Why do sheets wear so well but fabric doesn't seem to wear as well?

joliesjunebugboutique said...

Thanks for Being a follower! I have been dying to find some awesome vintage sheets! So much more bang for your buck! I also love that you live in Kansas! Thats where I grew up and I am dying to get back!

Michelle said...

Send me your address, and I will send you a fat quarter bundle of some vintage sheets I have.

I love vintage sheets, and I use sheets, new or old, to back my quilts.

Happy Easter!
Michelle

diane said...

I'm going to start looking for vintage sheets too. I am into stripes right now after seeing a fabulous quilt on a blog recently. It's made me crazy for repurposing fabrics.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

I love the hollie hobbie, that wa a real blast from the past!

Leanne said...

Do you use your sheets for backs of quilts (then they do not get cut)? I love checks!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love the softness of the sheets! I will keep an eye out for smurfs!

Eleni said...

Those sheets are so cute!! I'm a sucker too for polka dots and checker fabric!!!
Usually vintage sheets are way stronger than new ones!!!
I think I might have had a similar to the Holly Hobby sheet on my bed as a child!!!

Take care:)
xo
Eleni

Mariliz said...

You found some great sheets. I need to find some new thrift stores, the one I usually go to is getting ridiculous with pricing.

Longvacation said...

Oh that first sheet is so pretty! Love those flowers. I adore dots and checks too. I am now drooling.

Quiltingranny said...

Just stopped by to visit Miss Amy! I am now following!