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Thread: Heirloom quilt

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    I would be careful hanging it, because of the weight of the fabric pulling on the stitched areas.That is a beautiful Heirloom, you can tell by looking, it was stitched with love, and she enjoyed making it.

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    This is just stunning.
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    How wonderful for you...looks like it is in excellent shape. Unfortunately putting it out on display will cause the quilt to show it's age. Being put away, out of light is what is best for a quilt like this.

    I have one that my husband's great aunt made and because I had it hanging, some of the fabrics are not looking so well. I will have to try do some extensive restoration to save the quilt. When I got it, it was in almost perfect condition, having been stored most of it's life.

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    Think about getting it appraised. Someone said I should do that for a doll quilt of my MIL. Said it could be valued at $1000. Better insure it if it is.
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    It looks like a big block of crazy quilts. Wonderful!
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    This is amazing! It is in such wonderful condition! I would contact an expert and ask what to do with it. Personally I would love it just as it is. I would not quilt it or use it. The age of the fabrics makes it very fragile and more valuable. I would not change a thing and just love it as it is.

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    What a gorgeous treasure. I am not an expert by any means but I would put it under some kind of glass to prevent dust buildup. Maybe sandwich it between two glass panels, that way there would be no pressure on the seams. I would definitely check with an expert.

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    Sew pretty!

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    Brilliantly beautiful treasure.

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    Beautiful!! What a treasure!!

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