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This is a unique quilt made with a pattern I designed myself, called "Cube Mates". While the design is modern and simple, the top layer of the quilt is made entirely with re-purposed vintage oxford-cloth shirts, giving it a distinctly "shabby chic" look.

This quilt has been a true labor-of-love. The shirts belonged to people I worked with in my previous career (mid 1980's). After giving them all a good washing, I hand-selected the areas that were in good enough condition to be used in the quilt, discarding any areas that were overly stained or worn, then starched them all thoroughly so I could achieve more accurate results in the cutting & sewing process. It's a very time-consuming process, but the quilt finishes up with such a soft, "well-loved" look that it's worth all the extra time involved.

The back fabric and the binding is light grey tone-on-tone print consisting of meandering vines with tiny dots, and it compliments the colors in the top perfectly.

The batting is Tuscany Cotton. I'd be happy to send you a sample swatch if you would like to see how it feels. Just convo me and ask!

This quilt measures 54" wide and 54" long. The blocks, binding & quilting is all done by me, on my Bernina sewing machine. I quilted it with straight rows of precise stitches on either side of every seam on the quilt, using a light grey cotton thread.

I pre-washed all the materials in this quilt prior to starting any work on it, then washed and dried it again after it was finished, to remove any remaining starch left in the fabrics. Washing in cold water, gentle cycle is recommended. I dried it on low heat, gentle, till it was almost dry, then steam-ironed it to make it nice and flat. You can skip the ironing if you prefer the slightly puckered, antique look.

Note - if you look very closely you might find a couple of tiny stains. These were most likely coffee drips, since the shirts were worn by my co-workers. I discarded any pieces that were obviously stained, but opted to keep some of the pieces with tiny spots on them. I think this adds to the character of the quilt and is a reminder of where the fabrics came from (you really have to look hard to find them).

This quilt is just the right size to use as a tablecloth, picnic quilt on the beach, or as a baby quilt to play on. The colors make me think of a Cape Cod beach cottage and it would look perfect draped over a wicker chair on the porch.

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6% sales tax will be added to purchases in Pennsylvania.

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RESERVED FOR SANDD Modern Quilt Vintage Quilt, Baby Quilt, Beach Quilt, Cube Mates pattern, oxford cloth shirts, beach colors, Ready To Ship


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: quilting cotton, oxford cloth, recycled shirts, beachy color cotton
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
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