1800’s Vintage Quilt


by Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co

This quilt is a reproduction of a 1800’s doll quilt. It has been very popular at our shop and is not as difficult as it might look.

1 Charm Square Pack – Alliance – Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus
1/2 yard Moda Bella Solid – Ivory
2/3 yard coordinating fabric for backing
1/4 yard binding


Instant Vintage – Our special formula for giving a new project a vintage feel.

From Charm Squares cut:
each charm square into 4* 1-1/4″ strips.
Divide strips into 2 piles.
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From background fabric cut:
8* 1-1/4″ x wof strips of background fabric.
3* 2-3/4″ x wof strips – subcut into 16 2-3/4″ squares
8* 2-3/4″ x 7-1/4″ rectangles
Using 6 of your 1 1/4″ x wof background strips attach charm square
strips to one side using a chain piecing technique.
Here are the strips with half of the charm square strips attached.

Cut each segment apart – Press toward dark

Add another dark strip to create 24 dark – light – dark strips.
Press toward Dark
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Subcut into 70 1-1/4″ pieces.

Add another light strip to create 11 light – dark – light strips
Press toward dark.
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Subcut into 49 1-1/4″ pieces
Add another light strip to create 4 light – light – dark strips
You will only need 4 pieces but if you sew 4 strips you
will not end up with the same fabric in your corners
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Subcut into 4 1-1/4″ pieces
Create 9-patch units as follows –
29* – 9-patches with dark corners
8* 9-patches with light corners
4* 9-patches with 3 dark corners and 1 light corner

Using 2-3/4″ squares of background fabric
piece 4 units like this.

Piece 1 block that looks like this


Using 2-3/4″ x 7-1/4″ rectangles of background fabric
piece 4 units like this.
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Piece 9 blocks together to complete top
Quilt as desired, bind
Tea dye your quilt to give it a vintage feel.

One darling doll quilt with a vintage feel.
Finished Size 20″ x 20″

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0 comments on “1800’s Vintage Quilt

  1. HOW COMPLETELY WONDERFUL!! I love things with itty bitty pieces! Nice work!

  2. junglewife says:

    That is a very cute quilt. However I am not sure I really understand the chain-piecing/cutting apart segments part of the instructions. Maybe because I am not a very experienced quilter?

  3. beth says:

    This is really lovely!

  4. ~Q~ says:

    lovely quilt but I'm with junglewife as I'm not sure I really understand the chain piecing/cutting part of the directions. Would you mind clarifying it a bit? Thanks!

  5. Gayle says:

    Looks good! I made this quilt at least 20 years ago – still one of my favorites!

  6. Jackie says:

    Love this one, just beautiful!

  7. Molly says:

    I love this! Adding to my “to do” list! 🙂

  8. junglewife says:

    Thanks for the re-wording. That's a bit clearer. I guess I just wasn't sure if I was supposed to chain-piece the charm pack strips together first, and then to the background fabric, and then cut them apart? Your re-wording makes more sense. Thanks!

  9. julie says:

    This is a wonderful pattern! Love it. What is the finished size? Thanks!

  10. madrekarin says:

    Just beautiful! My mom has an antique doll bed that needs a new quilt. This will be perfect!

  11. Kim says:

    How sweet..this would be a great leaders and enders project…
    ( Google Bonnie Hunter ) and you all need to learn chain piecing….it will change your piecing forever!
    What an adorable quilt this will be for my granddaughter.
    thanks!
    Happy Sewing

  12. Kathleen says:

    I love it! Thanks for showing us this…I actually have those charm squares…yeah!!!

  13. Laura-IH says:

    Oh, I absolutely love this!

  14. Whosies says:

    I made this one!!!! of course that was 10 years ago–but it did. see the picture here http://whosies.blogspot.com/2009/07/first-and-last-quilt-parade.html
    i cut each square individually with scissors. crazy! not one block turned out 'square and right' but i still love it. 🙂

  15. Jay says:

    I love this little quilt. It works in ANY style or colorway, too. Well done, Sheryl!!

  16. Heike says:

    Hello from GErmany!
    I adore all these quilts and being a beginner I want to a Quiltn with Moda Charm Pack VINTAGE HOLIDAY.
    I was able to buy 3 packs, but NEED one more. Unfortunately they are not availabe in this pattern anywehre in Europe anymore.
    can anybody help me, please, wehre to purchase one?
    Email me on Heike.Keohane322@mod.uk

    Regards, HEIKE