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Thread: Show us your old Quilts!!!

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    I know many of us like to rescue quilts whether they belong to members of the family, estate sales , garage sales, thrift stores and such.

    Show us what u have even if it's only a quilt top :D :D :D

    I only have 2 so far :):)
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    name of pattern????
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    name of pattern????
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    unsure how old the quilt is 40's ????
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    Beautiful

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    Isn't it amazing that we find these when we know that someone in a family really put time and effort into them!

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    Gorgeous

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    Beautiful quilts! You have the post going of the vintage quilts made with old vintage machines, while I have what the old beauties (machines) can still do. It nice to see the patterns and fabrics/colors used back then. Although, some quilts were pieced and quilted all by hand back then, I'm sure some may have been pieced on the machine to save time (and from those that didn't like to hand sew).

    Here is a link to my thread for those interested in seeing the vintage machines with modern quilts: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-134918-1.htm

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    my dear MIL passed on a year ago. shortly before, she gave me this quilt and asked that i finish it for her other granddaughter's wedding. it had been appliqued by her mother when she still lived at home with her. so it's pretty old. i'm not sure if she realized that it is "finished" because the edges are hemmed to be used as a summer quilt. i realize though, that she wants it sandwiched and quilted. she also probably didn't realize that it has a stain near the 'crease' of the pillows at the top of the bed. i could remove the stain from the cream background, but doubt that i can remove it from the sashing. i still have a year or two before i need to finish it for my niece.
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    I LOVE gathering up old quilts. Its always the first thing I look for in thrift & antique stores. I've gotten a few lucky finds. I love the stories of how I found them almost as much as the quilts themselves. =)

    This Purple & Orange I bought at a flea market for $10. It is all hand sewn and when I first walked by it I almost kept on going. I got all the way to fence as we were leaving and turned around and ran back. I only had $10 in my pocket...It hadn't been washed yet and when I washed it it almost fell apart but it has that quilty OLD look now.

    The second one I bought at a thrift store for $1.50. Its so old I am afraid to wash it. I can't identify the batting...other than to know its OLD stuff. All hand pieced...LOVE it! But am scared of it too....is that weird?

    The third one was given to me in a box of stuff when my friends grandma passed away. Its machine pieced but old fabrics and is safety pinned to a polyester backing...that I will get rid of. You can just see a peek of it up in the left corner. I think I'll use an old sheet. I might keep the batting...not sure. I am almost afraid to wash this one too.. I know its going to have rust spots from the safety pins...any hints on that?

    The forth one is one of my prized quilts. It was hand pieced and quilted by my great grandmother on my daddy's side. I used it a bit when my kids were young...BEFORE I understood about old fabrics and such. It is in need of some serious repair. Makes me sad..but I love it so.

    I have many more quilt tops that my grandma made. I am going to be quilting those for her...she passed away in Feb but made each of her kids a top. I will post some of those if anyone is interested...I just didn't want to take up all the space. =)
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    Love them.

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    want to see more from our members
    I know many of u have some
    please share a pic :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    want to see more from our members
    I know many of u have some
    please share a pic :-D :-D :-D :-D
    I second that motion! :thumbup:

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