Well you have some very pretty quilts to cherish now!Originally Posted by cherrybsixtyThat is why I was so quick to save the antique quilt. When I lost it I wasn't into quilting and I had no idea the value of it all. "Young and dumb," as my late husband would phrase it.Originally Posted by vintagemotifOH NO!!Originally Posted by cherrybsixtyMonica, the wool quilt that I lost of my grandmother's was hand-tied.Originally Posted by vintagemotifThat makes sense that the heavy fabric would be hard to quilt.Originally Posted by deplayladyWhen I was younger, my Aunt used to come over for a couple weeks and we (the whole family) would tie quilts. The quilt was probably more utilitarian and meant to keep people warm. Plus the heavy fabric would have been hard to quilt.Originally Posted by vintagemotifIt is interesting that they only knotted this. Thanks for sharing with us.Originally Posted by BennettWhat a great piece of history to have!Originally Posted by miriamThis one was not done by me. It was done before I was born. My aunt gave it to me at a family reunion. Her grandma made it out of her boys old pants. I can see wool, velvet, silk, cotton, linsey - lots of texture. It has a linen back. It has wool inside and is just knotted together. I'm sure it was on a vintage machine - she died in the 1950s. Her sons were born between 1880 and 1900.