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Thread: Is this top worth anyting?

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    Is this top worth anyting?

    Hello,
    I just got his quilt top today in a bulk box of fabric. I was just wondering if anybody knows anything about it. Is it worth anything? How old is it? Any info would be great.
    Thank you,
    Judy
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    Don't know what fabrics are in it, but it kinda looks like a victorian fan quilt. Looks like it has silk and velvet in it???
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    It's hard for us to tell looking at the picture.
    Look at the types of fabric ... and the ages of them.
    Consider the construction methods, and the sewing/stitches used.
    How white are the whites? Is there any yellowing?

    There really isn't enough there for us to see IMHO to help you with the dating of it.
    It could be as old as "made last week" or ..... ancient!

    Regardless, it's a lovely piece ... and I hope you have fun finishing it up.
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    I will try to get better pics taken. I think it is silk.
    Judy

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    I will try to get better pics taken. I think it is silk.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    It's hard for us to tell looking at the picture.
    Look at the types of fabric ... and the ages of them.
    Consider the construction methods, and the sewing/stitches used.
    How white are the whites? Is there any yellowing?

    There really isn't enough there for us to see IMHO to help you with the dating of it.
    It could be as old as "made last week" or ..... ancient!

    Regardless, it's a lovely piece ... and I hope you have fun finishing it up.

    My thoughts exactly. If you do suspect it is very old and you are not thinking of keeping it, perhaps get it appraised.

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    It is very pretty

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    If you're asking whether it has historical value, you might be able to take it to a quilt museum and get an expert opinion. If it is a vintage top it might be better to leave it unfinished. As far as monetary value, it might fetch something at an auction or on ebay or etsy, especially if you have information about its age or history. Just about any quilt is "worth something"...

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    I wondered if it should be finished or not. I don't think I will. Im not sure yet. I definately need to research it some more.
    Judy

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    Looks like it is a fan quilt made similar to a crazy quilt. When finished it would have been embelished with lots of hand embroidery. Nice!

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