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Old Quilts, New Life

18 step-by-step projects inspired by vintage quilts

Written by Sarah Fielke

Published: 08/10/2015

Old Quilts, New Life

  • Paperback
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  • 9781782492399
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  • Oct 2015
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  • 160 pages

About the author

Sarah Fielke is a quilter, teacher, designer and author. She has authored three hugely successful quilt books: Material Obsession: Contemporary Quilt DesignsMaterial Obsession Two: Shared Inspiration, and Quilting: From Little Things. Her work appears in magazines around the world, including Down Under QuiltsQuilters CompanionQuilting ArtsQuilters NewsletterMollie Makes and Fat Quarterly. She has designed three international quilting fabric collections and regularly teaches classes on making her unique style of quilts at craft shows and in quilt shops around the world. Find her at or on her popular blog,

The author is based in New South Wales, Australia.

Old Quilts, New Life features 18 stunning quilts designed by passionate quilter, author, and designer, Sarah Fielke. Sarah has selected 9 beautiful quilts from The American Folk Art Museum in New York and created two designs inspired by each quilt—the first, a sympathetic interpretation of the original piece and the second, a more contemporary creation. Old Quilts, New Life showcases these stunning quilts—each one accompanied by step-by-step instructions so you can create them at home. The book takes you through the history of the quilting tradition and explores the techniques and styles employed by quilters over the centuries. From the beautiful simplicity of an Amish quilt to a pretty pinwheel design, there is a quilt here to suit all skill levels and styles.