Many people will argue that antique tops should only be hand quilted. Will you invest the time to do that? Or might it be OK to machine quilt an old top? This topic is the one that always brings the strongest opinions.
How important is it to quilt in a style appropriate to the period of the piece? Should we use a traditional thread color, an invisible thread, for an antique look, or can we step away from tradition and allow the thread to make its own contemporary statement?
19th Century quilting might include straight line (single, double, triple), grid, hanging diamonds, cables, feathers, fans, and clamshells.
I hope you'll follow me on this Quilt Rescue journey as I show you some of the antique tops I've rescued, refreshed, restyled, and reinterpreted.