all about the quilts

At m.a.b.e.l, I cut and sew damaged vintage quilts to create these products. While the quilts aren't suitable for their intended use (as a bed cover) when I get them, there are often ample areas good for something smaller.

The quilts often 'marinate' in my studio (and my head!) before they are remade. Often times, their new use depends on their original patterning and the scale of that pattern. What may work for a coat may not translate well into a bag, and vice versa.

I've categorized my products by some of my favorite quilt patterns--each has a short explanation of the quilt pattern. I definitely have some favorites, and I'm sure you do too!