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Thread: Not sure what to do with these items I inherited!

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    Senior Member diamondee's Avatar
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    It looks like maybe someone was going to do some redwork. you can use the iron on transfers to transfer the picture to the muslin square then use the red embroidery thread to work with. the paper bobbins are used as regular bobbins, they are just pre-wound and once used thrown away.
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    Not a lot of help idenitifing your treasures, but the large red spool, closest to the front, says "Nylon" A couple of the others say "Warm Iron Only" Very interesting "stuff" Enjoy!!

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    The embroidery transfers would be cute framed and put on the wall in your sewing room. I have some cards with pictures of dresses in different time periods that I intend to hang on the wall.

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    The Aunt Martha's ironons are still in use for embrodery today. If they do not iron on or have been used before there are marking penciles to refresh the ink. Some of their orwn iron ons are no longer available.

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    Just a suggestion: sell them on ebay.

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    I would test the thread to see if it breaks easily, if it does, why not put the spools and bobbins in a jar to add some color to your sewing room? As far as the hot iron transfers are concerned, they usually come with a test piece, so I'd try that first, as they may still work well as transfers. I got a chuckle when I saw 29 cents on one of the Aunt Martha transfers, you'll never see that price again; although I did find a paper of needles that I probably bought as a child that had a price of 10 cents - I keep it around as a memory of a time long lost.

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    And if you like the iron ons and they don't stick well, use some new fusable web and they should sick. Wooden spools are collectable. I have a bunch here that were mine and my mothers and a neighbor years ago.

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    the trasfers can be use I have some that dont have any ink left & I have a transfer pen that you can go over them with , as far as the bobbins if the thread is good you can transfer them to your bobbins if you want to sell them please let me know I don't live far from you thank you & have a blessed day ,, shirley

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    Those little ones look like Nymo used in bead stringing and weaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanettegoodall View Post
    You can purchase a transfer pencil and trace over the pattern then iron it onto the fabric. It works very well.
    also, I am looking for an old Aunt Martha's pattern of a baby laying on an open rose. If you have this pattern, I would like to purchase it from you. I made my oldest daughter a baby quilt using this pattern and it has gone to shreds now and i would like to make her another one for child...Thank you
    Check out this google link Jeanette. It has a few babies on flowers you could check into or maybe get free to copy.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...mg.53BEdRGyGlg
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