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    The book was published in 1994 and is out of print. Amazon has it for $74.95. Perhaps a library will have a copy to check out. For anyone interested in restoring quilts it is probably a good investment since to my knowledge it is the only book printed that deals in depth of this subject. You might also check out Nancy Kirk and The Kirk Collection and see if she has pamphlets etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    There is a book (the only one I know of) now out of print about repairing old quilts. I can't remember the name but is by Camille Conyach....can't spell that either but is liquor. Spell it right and then google or see if it is on Amazon.
    Thanks so much for the information

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    Thank God for people like you Debbie! No interest in quilt repairs for me.... it's too much like mending clothes, which I seem to do year in and year out!

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    I started doing that when we started buying antique quilts to resell. Some needed repairs. Some were beyond repair, so I saved the fabric to use. (this was before they started making all the repro prints - I would have loved having those. )

    One that comes to mind was a Log Cabin with tiny strips, fabric was about late 1800's. That took a long time but the owner did not mind paying me what it was worth.

    Another one, the owner wanted it washed. It was a pansy applique on off-white - when DH saw it after washing he said, OMG you ruined it. THe muslin was so dirty he had thought it was a brown fabric.
    It is very satisfying to bring one of these beauties back to life.

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    i have repaired some old quilts also, i had one baby quilt that was simply worn out...but repair i did, and the woman was thrilled and paid handsomely for it...i have had a couple that were definite challenges. at times i offer to make a new one in place, but they always want the old one...i really hate it when they show up...just too much stress worrying about whether or not the fix will be ok...so far (about 4 or 5 years now) each one has been graciously accepted but that does not diminish the stress. i do not (offer) or suggest such a thing but i do accept it when it happens ;-)

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    I am getting some good comments on this post. Thanks fro sharing everyone. I don't offer or suggest either, but when one comes along, I usually accept it too. I just explain, it is a hobby , and if they want perfection, then find a specialist. So far no problems. And I like the reactions when they can't find the repair. Sometimes, I have to look twice. I think I will do before and after pictures frmo now on, just in case. And it's good for learning how I repaired different issues.

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