Upcycled Quilts

JUL 12, 2013 updated May 20, 2021


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Luke Haynes' summer class "Permission to Quilt" at the Penland School of Crafts – a national center for craft education located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains — used worn clothing and some of our unprinted scrap fabric to create beautiful free-form quilts.

Luke: "We worked to change the method of working with fabric– no measuring and no patterns. I had them start with 6 inch strips of the white, unprinted fabric and 1 inch strips of their clothing fabric between. We cut that down and reassembled it with the only rule being no right angles. Then we each diverged and started our own piece once we could see where it was going from there." 

We hope you'll enjoy these photos of their finished pieces as much as we did and be inspired to do some creative upcycling of your own! 

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