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Thread: My Auction Treasures

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    Member dancinlady's Avatar
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    I went to our local aution house Friday evening, and bid on 2 boxes of fabric and some qulted pcs. I won the bid and took both = I have several pictues to share, but being a newbie not sure how to handle the pieces that are completed. Most of the Blocks were sewn by hand, but they all have a bad odor to them. How is the best way to wash these first, so I can try to do something with them.

    I will have several of these pictures, please let me know how best to protect but clean!

    Thanks
    Milene

    There are about 150 plus f these
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    This is how I laid out a few
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    A sample of several together
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    2o plus of these blocks
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    more than 10 of these
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    Several of these
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    This top was also in there
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    some of the fabric
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    More Fabric and I'm still digging into all of this but it is to hot to be outside with it!!
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    Nice.

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    A great find! Will look forward to seeing them all together.

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    How much did you pay for these...just curious here?

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    Is is safe to was the cut pcs in a bag of something to keep them from coming apart? It's ashame they weren't keep in a baggie of something to protect them.

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    I'm jealous of your find. Like so many have said on here if I find quilt pieces or blocks, etc. they are either too expensive for me to be able to purchase or they are falling apart. These are really nice.
    I would probably wash the blocks by hand and either dry them on low in the dryer or on the line outside. You probably need to be pretty careful with them since they're old.

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    You found a treasure. I love to get boxes, then go home & sort
    through them. First, I would spread them out & air them.
    Then see. I would be afraid to wash them, but maybe in a
    mesh bag, gentle cycle, cold water. Better get an expert's
    advise instead of mine. But that is what I would do.
    I really like the green ones.

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    I took some of these to the LQS I have been taking begginer sewing lessons from and she did say they were very old. I am excited to try something, but a little scared also. I know a lot of love and hard work went into these and I want to make sure they get to be finished but I hope right! I know "No quilt Police" But since I've never completed a piece that's where the "right" comes from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama's place
    How much did you pay for these...just curious here?
    I bought them for $15.00 a box, couldn't pass it up for that price - I wasn't going to stay but then I saw the boxes hiding under the table!

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    Great find! You will have fun with all of it.

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