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Thread: Very Old Quilts

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Any of these appraisers would serve you well. http://www.quiltappraisers.org/findAppraiser.html Also check out their home page and their 'fact' page for lots of good info on appraisals.

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    I've just acquired two old quilts from a neighbour so this is really useful information. Thx for everyone's input.

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    While you are waiting for Spring, put it in one of those tote bags made by the freezer bag company. I think it is Zip Loc. In with the quilt put a few sheets of softner that you would use in the dryer with your laundry. They say that the sheets will take odors out of sneakers overnight so it should work on the quilt. I doubt there is anything in the dryer sheet that could possibly harm the quilt but you might want to read the ingredients on the box first.

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    This is an excellent idea.

    I have been told by a couple of people to wash the quilt in a buttermilk/water sol.------1 qt buttermilk to a washer tub of water. I am afraid to wash the quilt, but has anyone heard of this. The Bag Lady

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    This is an excellent idea.

    I have been told by a couple of people to wash the quilt in a buttermilk/water sol.------1 qt buttermilk to a washer tub of water. I am afraid to wash the quilt, but has anyone heard of this. The Bag Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    Where do you go to have old quilts appraised?
    I'm very blessed in that I have 2 wonderful local quilt appraisers. They spent a fortune for all the classes, traveling across the country several times in order to become licensed. Once a year they have a special and charge $25 a quilt. It's amazing to watch them work and find out what can increase the value of a quilt (such as showing it at shows/fairs).

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