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Deco tutorial: making a blanket with recovery towels

make a quilt with recovered cloths

Necessary material

Difficulty: Easy
Completion time: 6 h
  • An old comforter
  • 4 antique red linen tea towels
  • White monogrammed pillowcase
  • Seamstress scissors and meter
  • Sewing machine
  • Burgundy sewing thread
  • Large white linen sheet
  • 2 sachets of burgundy hot cloth dye 11
  • 250 g coarse salt
  • Iron
  • 4 m of dotted ribbon

  • In the different tea towels, cut 9 pieces of 30 cm x 30 cm.
  • To assemble them by sewing them in rows of 3 squares, alternating the patterns (stripes and squares) place against place.
  • Assemble the 3 rows together.

Tissue dyeing

  • Place the 2 bags of dye in the drum of the machine and cover with salt.
  • In a basin, wet the sheet and the monogrammed pillowcase.
  • Wring them out and place them in the drum of the washing machine.
  • Start a very hot program without prewash.
  • Dry the clothes and iron them.


  • In the case, cut the monogram so that it is centered in a rectangle of 38 cm x 32 cm.
  • Fold the edges to the iron and sew this rectangle in the center of the mosaic of tea towels.
  • Cut the strip of a cloth in 4 small strips of 10 cm x 2 cm (folded edge).
  • Sew them to the corners of the monogrammed square, like a photo album.
  • Place the large rectangle obtained at the center of the burgundy sheet folded in half and sew it.
  • To hide the seam, sew the dotted ribbon all around.

  • Stitch the sheet on 3 sides right side to side, at the size of the comforter, leaving the last open side to slide it.
  • Flip and iron.

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