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Thread: Great Grandmother quilt 1930's

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    AbbyQuilts's Avatar
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    here are the pics for my great grandmothers quilt.
    I am unsure if I should try and fix it or just try and preserve it as it is



    the back is all rotting it just fall apart
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    here is one of the fabrics that is rotting
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    the quilt
    Made of Domino sugar bags, feed sacks, and my grandmothers elementary school dresses
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    I can't tell from the photos whether it was quilted or tied.If tied, it will be a lot easier to repair. It will be a big job, but you're preserving history.

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    it is "quilted" see that single straight line stitch running through the block on the second pic

    there is one on every block but only on the block
    (my family wasnt known for their quilting but they were poor and practical lol)

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    I don't know the best thing to do, but just wanted to say it is an awesome quilt.

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    You certainly have a fantastic
    treasure, in your Great Grand
    Mother's quilt!! :D I am not sure
    what I would do with it, other
    than love it to piece's!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Sorry I can't help, but what a treasure

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    You sure have a wonderful quilt there. Do you have a Quilt Museum or a Quilt Restoration Center? If not look on line. They can tell you how to restore it or to perserve it so nomore damage will happen to it.

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    I think I would try to repair it...........and then I would put it on a bed so I could see it everyday! :D

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    Since it is so simply "quilted" I would be all over taking that apart and repairing it and properly quilting it. It is lovely.

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    What a treasure! I love all the different fabrics and feed sacks. Good luck restoring that beauty!

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