Antique quilts too small to use?
I have a few old quilts that are single bed size (or about). Recently my daughter was helping me make my bed and she explained that the current style is to fold down the sheets and quilt to about 1/3 to 1/2 half the size of the bed. (She had put the top sheet on with print side down so when it was turned it was print side up) Then she used my pillows (4) to fill up the space. My bed looked great, and I loved it.
A light bulb went off in my head as I realized I could use those old quilts sideways on my bed and no one would realize they were too small. I love that old, 1940's look.
So, go to your closets and look at those old quilts that you covet. Try them on your beds and you will have a new look for no money!