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Thread: Guess what I just found!

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    Senior Member Gramma B's Avatar
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    Last summer we went to an auction sale. My granddaughter found this trunk that she wanted. We looked in it and thought it was just full of rags. I got it cheap so we brought it home. Well, it's been sitting in our basement every since; she hasn't even looked at it.

    I was just down there and decided to clean out the trunk and use it for storing fabric. It is full of denim quilting pieces. There is one top made about a queen, and probably enough cut pieces to make another top. I tried to decide what pattern was used; but haven't been able to see one. There are several yards of plain flannel in various colors.

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    Denim quilting pieces, and look at all the flannel
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    lucky, lucky!

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    Good for you :thumbup: There was a reason for you to get that chest :lol: And now you know what it was :wink:

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    Wow!!! What a find!!! :D:D
    Have fun!!!!!!!!!!

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    That is nice. Some ppl have all the luck. Maybe there wasn't a design, might be one of those make up as you go along quilt. I have a few of those.

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    wow, what a treasure and you had something and didn't know what was inside of it, great news!

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    what a find- I see a beautiful rag quilt coming together from all you have there.

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    Lucky you!

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    What a fun group of fabrics and quilt top :D:D:D

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    That looks like something my mother would have made. Is great.

    I grew up in Puerto Rico, where there is no real need for quilts. I am not sure there is a word that only means quilt. My mother saw them on TV and catalogs and always tried to make one. She had no idea how to match corners, and from the pictures, she could not see that it was quilted, so she always did the best she could. She would sew strips together, trying to get them all the same final length and then sew the strips together. She liked it at the end and threw it on the bed without even a backing. She couldn't see that from the pictures either. She never threw away fabric, clothing included. She would combine cottons with any other fabrics available. She also kept a big wicker basket where she kept her squares.

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