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Thread: Vintage quilt - help determining age of fabrics

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    Help! Can anyone tell the approximate age of fabric by looking at a picture? I have a quilt handed down, I know it was made before 1960, but would like to get an estimate of the approximate year or decade. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Pictures are posted on my blog at:

    http://patchworkreflections.blogspot.com/2008/01/vintage-patchwork.html

    Thanks! ~Susan

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    My best guess would be the 50's.

    I have seen feed sacks from the 50's with similar motifs. I can't tell from the photos on your blog if any of the in your quilt material is from feed sacks.

    It would be great to see a picture of the whole quilt.

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    Here are some more pictures:

    http://patchworkreflections.blogspot.com/2006/11/strings-attached.html

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    I agree, the 50's. The fabrics I recognized are from about then.

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    melismom, thanks for the lick to the other pictures!

    I like the quilt a lot!

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    Thanks for all your help!

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    Hi Susan, I just saw the quilts that was posted the star quilt that your grandma made i want to say that fabric is the 1930's and the reason i say that is my friend had a star quilt just like the one your grandma made and it was pass down to her from a aunt who is now 90 yrs. old it was made by her great great grandma who was born 1860 i don't have a picture of it. the quilter that finish it up guess how old the fabric was. The quilt was given to my friend 1/2 yrs. ago. i hope i have help Annette

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    Thanks Annette!

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