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Thread: 30's quilts

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    These quilts were made from fabrics that I believe were at least some feedsacks. They were made by the aunt of my grandmother in law. And seeing as she is 92 next month, they are quite old! I am hoping to find fabric to replace the blocks that are wearing out. Also, the binding on the plaid quilt is very worn too.

    I would appreciate any suggestions for finding similar fabric and how to repair this. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. Thanks!

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    one of the damaged blocks
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    Very nice!

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    The quilts are very pretty. You can find reproduction 20's and 30's fabric at local quilt shops and online. There is even reproducation feedsack material out there now. If you want vintage fabrics, check e-bay, Etsy, even the classifieds here. There may be other places on line that sell vintage fabrics, as well.

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    Those are both great quilts. Really pretty! Check out local quilt shops. There are some good reproductions out there.

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    Love looking at these quilts

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    search on e-bay under vintage fabric cotton- people pick them up from estate sales and resell them.

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    I had a quilt appraised last month. It was made from sugar and flour sacks, no feedsacks. The woman who appraised the quilt put it at circa 1950. If I put new (reproduction) fabric for a repair, the quilt automatically becomes circa 2010. I suggest looking for vintage fabric. Just my humble opinion....

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    wow, thanks for sharing!

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    Those are great.Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay carlson
    I had a quilt appraised last month. It was made from sugar and flour sacks, no feedsacks. The woman who appraised the quilt put it at circa 1950. If I put new (reproduction) fabric for a repair, the quilt automatically becomes circa 2010. I suggest looking for vintage fabric. Just my humble opinion....
    This could be very important in the future.

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