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Thread: Refurbished Antique Dresden Plate

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    Here's a couple of pictures of a Dresden Plate quilt that I refurbished last year. I bought the quilt in an antique shop and it was in very poor condition but to pretty to be classified as a "cutter" quilt for crafts. It is probably 1930's era. A "lot" of the blades for the quilt had frayed or completely disintigraged. I replaced those with fabric that I had from my collection of vintage fabrics. I think I did a pretty good job. The quilt is very soft and cuddly but I believe it should only be used for display as some of the fabrics are still fragile. I have a lot of time and effort in this quilt but I believe it was well worth saving. What do you think? Thanks for looking.
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    All I can say is WOW! Yes, you certainly did the right thing in preserving it. Display & treasure it.

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    Boy are you lucky to have that wonderful quilt!!! You did great work. I have a Gramas garden quilt top or just a part that my mom made and need to save it too. but its hand stiched and I'am not sure what to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cathie_R
    Here's a couple of pictures of a Dresden Plate quilt that I refurbished last year. I bought the quilt in an antique shop and it was in very poor condition but to pretty to be classified as a "cutter" quilt for crafts. It is probably 1930's era. A "lot" of the blades for the quilt had frayed or completely disintigraged. I replaced those with fabric that I had from my collection of vintage fabrics. I think I did a pretty good job. The quilt is very soft and cuddly but I believe it should only be used for display as some of the fabrics are still fragile. I have a lot of time and effort in this quilt but I believe it was well worth saving. What do you think? Thanks for looking.

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    It is beautiful and you did the right thing by saving the quilt.

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    Gorgeous

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    I agree, you did the right thing in preserving the quilt. It is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Did a great job, must have took a while, but very nice.

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    Yes, definitely worth the TLC you gave it. Looks wonderful.

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    It was definitely worth the effort. It turned out great.

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