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Thread: Repairing Vintage Quilts For Others....

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    I have been repairing quilts for friends who had quilts that were from their grandmothers or mothers, etc. It started with one I did for a lady and she referred someone and sew on and sew on. LOL. Now the LQS's here refer people to me. I am always afraid there will be one that will not be happy with my work.
    I take time to make sure it is work I would be proud of. Anyone else repair quilts? Some I have gotten are real challenges.
    I rec'd a call today and the lady is leaving it at the LQS tomorrow for me to pick up. I look it over, see if it is something I know I can do and then call them.
    It gives me great satisfaction when they get so excited to see the repaired quilt. Anyone else.

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    Deb, I have always wanted to do that but haven't. It's a challenge I'm sure and that's what intrigues me. But now that I joined the board.......... well, you know lol
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    I started out doing a favor for a dear, sweet older lady and it was such a rewarding experience and then I can't say "no". My bad. But I feel like if people refer me then I did something good. I love helping when I can. Hope you try it soon. YOu can even buy them at garage sales and repair your own.

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    I've never had the opportunity to try, but I think it would be a great thing to do. I always look in shops for older quilts, but haven't found I can afford!

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    Garage sales are great on prices for older quilts. I saw one in someone's doghouse one time at sale and bought it from here. LOL. Fixed it up and it is a nice quilt. Had lots of holes so I fixed the binding, replaced a few blocks/pieces and wahlahhhh. Nice..... It is tedious at times but so fun. Something else I enjoy is when they get it back trying to find where I fixed it. ♥

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    I always wondered, when restoring an old quilt- how do you pick out fabric if you have to add some more, when the older fabrics are faded?

    I guess you just find the best matches that you can? My DM restored and old Sunbonnet Sue quilt from my DGGM who made the blocks and DGM sewed together and quilted...

    It is on the wall in our living room. I always sit and look at it and try to figure out which blocks she repaired and which ones were original, so I'd say she did a great job on it! I hope I have not high-jacked your thread...

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    You can find fabric as close to it as you can adn with fading, there is a product you can buy called "Fade". You fade teh fabric to match. I think you can googel it and read about it. Just a thought. No hi-jacking my threads, I post to have you do just that. Thanks.

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    I've repaired old family quilts by appliqueing suitable fabric over the worn patch. It is time consuming but satisfying especially when no one can locate the repaired spots without looking very intensely.

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    No, I have always wanted to learn how to repair quilts and antique quilts but never had the opportunity. Any insight on places to find good information on repairing vintage?

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    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.

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