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Thread: Civil War era question?

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    Senior Member Jaynie's Avatar
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    Civil War era question?

    I am doing a round robin with two gal pals & we are all doing civil war era patterns & fabrics. My question is "would hand embroidery be appropriate as a border for that era"? I am trying to come up with a border and I keep coming back to some embroidered flowers (the main body of the quilt is baskets) Maybe some of you have a better idea?!?!?! BTW these are 'miniature' quilts.
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    only if it were for a wedding quilt. During that era things like embroidery thread were not readily available and would have been very costly.

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    Thanks for the info... auditioning a churn dash block now, but having trouble with the math on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaynie View Post
    Thanks for the info... auditioning a churn dash block now, but having trouble with the math on that one.
    When changing the size of a block, I find it very helpful to use graph paper.
    Neesie


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