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Thread: Setting antique quilt blocks....

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    About 8 years ago, I inherited a bundle of old quilt blocks from my grandmother, who was born in 1920. They are 12" hand appliqued dahlia blocks that my great-grandmother (her mother) had made from the dresses she (my grandmother) wore as a child. There are enough blocks there to make 2-3 full/queen size quilts. My plan is to make quilts to leave to my 2 children that can be passed on to their children.

    I am so very thankful for the reproduction fabrics now available to set these very special blocks together with.

    Any ideas as to the care and directions I can include with the quilts when they are given to my children? :roll:

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    I don't have any help with that, but am wondering if you have a picture of those beautiful blocks?

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    i would guess that directions for gently cleaning the quilts would work. i, too, would love to see pics of them

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    I would also like to see pics of the blocks, please. When I dig out the ones found in my parents' basement I will post them. They were possibly assembled and cut in the 50's and 60's.

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    Good for you...let us see pics and all I can say is Woolite.

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    Handmade items should be hand washed. Cool or lukewarm water. Soak. Swish suds through, and gently squeeze water out, but Do Not Wring; Do not tumble in electric dryer. Lay flat to dry; for example, Place a white sheet (not in the direct sunlight) underneat your wet antique quilt, to keep it clean while it dries.

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    I would love to send pics but I'm new to the computer and Quilting Board and I don't know how to download pics onto this sight or anywhere else. I'm lucky I figured out how to comment on this sight.

    If anyone out there could tell me how to do it, I'd be eternally grateful! :?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36888-1.htm

    click on above link & we'll all be happy...LOL

    glad you found us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skrucker
    I would love to send pics but I'm new to the computer and Quilting Board and I don't know how to download pics onto this sight or anywhere else. I'm lucky I figured out how to comment on this sight.

    If anyone out there could tell me how to do it, I'd be eternally grateful! :?

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    yes, let me find the link that explains how to post pictures here on the quilting board,


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-429-1.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by skrucker
    I would love to send pics but I'm new to the computer and Quilting Board and I don't know how to download pics onto this sight or anywhere else. I'm lucky I figured out how to comment on this sight.

    If anyone out there could tell me how to do it, I'd be eternally grateful! :?

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