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Thread: The "Trash Quilt"

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    The "Trash Quilt"

    Here's a couple of photos of a quilt that I finished quilting the other day for my mother-in-law. She found the quilt top in the trash at a school that she worked out a few years ago and fished it out and saved it. She showed the quilt top to me a couple of years ago and I told her I'd quilt it for her. So, I finally did. I could tell by the weave of some of the fabrics that they're authentic feedsack material. So this quilt looks like classic 1930s.

    As they say "One man's trash is another man's treasure." I think it's beautiful.
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    What a great find.

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    Nice. I wish I had some of those fabrics today.

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    I am sure that she loves it. Great save. BrendaK
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    I am so glad she found it and saved it. It is a beautiful quilt that did not deserve to be thrown away.

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    That is crazy how someone threw this quilt top in the trash! I am so glad that your mom was there to rescue it! Thanks for showing us how lovely it is all finished eddie. What a nice job you did on it.
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    Nice save! So good of you to quilt it, it looks like a homey , wants to be used quilts.

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    One man's trash is anothers treasure. It's a great find. It came out beautifully after quilting. Perfection is overrated. Look how lovely it looks like quilted. Wonderful job on the quilting.
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    Tell her thank you for saving that beautiful quilt from the land fill.
    A true treasure.
    You did a wonderful job quilting it.
    Veronica

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    I love it....now that is trash!! LOL I understand why she saved it....

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