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Thread: Rag Quilt

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    Super Member NUTMEG10's Avatar
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    I don't know who would remember as a child the Rag Quilt. My sister gave me this and it is a quilt that my grandmother made when we were children. She remembers watching her make the quilt by rolling small pieces of rags into tiny strips and weaving them into a frame with (not sure what was used )but it looks like a very heavy duty thread as the weaving back ground. I do remember sleeping with these heavy blankets as a kid. (No heat in the upstairs bedrooms.) This one has been used and there is some fraying around the edges but the main part is in excellant condition. It is very heavy.

    I am 69 yrs young so that will tell you about how old it is. They were French Canadian and could have been something they did.

    My question is should I put a binding on it or leave as is?

    Thank you for looking.
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    if you want to preserve it's condition (or repair fraying edges) a binding would work well. it is beautiful! i have one from my grandma's house too...the (blankie) my aunt and i used to fight over when i spent the night at grandmas' (my aunt is 11 months older than me...so i was just next in line in that house :))

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    I would put a binding on...it will last longer and you can use it without worrying.

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    we have caprets made like that. I love them- very durable, in the wash, dry and back on the floor.

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    I agree binding will keep it together. What a wonderful quilt to have!

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    What a treasure you have! I would bind it to preserve it too :D:D:D

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    I would put a binding on it.

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    It is a beautiful work!

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    Good memories. I'm french canadian and I am almost as young as you (63) we use to sleep under those "Catalogne" as they were called. Mom did them. She made my brother and I each our own. As they were so heavy, as adults we did not want them as blankets any more, with all the new blanket material (fabrics) that came on the market. "sniff" I don't remember what I did with mine but it's gone.... A good use is carpets as they wash so well. A binding around them would definitely preverse it
    Here some history for those interested:
    http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/bl/blcatalogne.htm

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