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Thread: What do I do with an "old" quilt

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    Do what I did, I had one of my grandmothers quilts and I copied the patten and made a top quilt and use the old quilt for the batten. I still have the quilt and the memories for years to come.

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    I have an old quilt that is not in the best of shape, but that did't stop me from displaying it. I look at that quilt, like someone with a lot of character. Maybe you could fold it, with the best parts showing, and put it on a shelf or in a cupboard with an open door.

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    Howdy Neighbor! I'm in Grand Jct :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Before you cut it up, you need to decide whether the quilt has sentimental value to you, or (in the case of a really old quilt) is it historically worth saving. If either is true, take it to a quilt guild or to a preservation specialist and ask for recommendations. It might be fairly easy to restore it as a quilt, which is what it was meant to be. I would only cut it up as a last option.
    I agree. There are ways of preserving old quilts.

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    Hi and welcome from Oklahoma.

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