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Thread: Is it worth saving?

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    Junior Member bj riley's Avatar
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    My friends friend bought this quilt at a yard sale a long time ago. Neither friend wants it now that it is in such bad shape. A few of the squares are just gone but most do not look too bad to mem but what do I know. I have only been a quilter for a few months.
    I am thinking I can snip the ties, replace the rotten squares and put on a new batting and back. I would like your opinion. Do you think I would be wasting my time? Also wondering if you can get a feel for its age. Thanks for looking Bj
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    It has such pretty fabrics in it! I don't have any idea about going about fixing it. I'm positive that someone will come along that will!

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    I would try to fix it.

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    I think that is a great idea. I would use red yarn to re-tie it. I think that red on the aqua is what really gives it punch. Looks like the 60's or 70's to me.

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    I would also try to fix it! It's really very pretty!

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    Someone spent a lot of time making it in the first place. I think it's worth saving and I would do it just as you suggested.

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    Are all the problems around the edges of the quilt? Is the rest of the backing okay? If so you might just cut off the edges, re-bind it, and not have to do any more work. From the pictures it does look like it's worth saving.

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    I like your ideas for fixing it. I think if you do you will feel good about it. :)

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    I would try to fix it.

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    I'd definitely repair it. I rescued one recently fromt the 20 to 30's and I have to repair part of it and just got stuff to get the aging stains out of it. This quilt still has alot of long years of comfort to give.

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