Old 07-11-2011, 08:19 AM
Patti Mahoney
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 349

I'm a new quilter. I've seen on the QB and other quilting sites that there are people who have made quilts wayyyy back in the early 1900's and they are still in great shape and that, at auction, people are paying extreme prices for them, if they can be found. My question is: How do you keep a quilt in that great condition for soooo long? Do you not use them, or only use them as show. I've seen where quilts have been made for daily use on a persons bed and it didn't last but 10, maybe 15 years. I'm making an English Paper Piece Hexagon hand stitched quilt and I'd like it to last until I'm older and grayer, lol and then pass it onto my son or grandchildren. What can I do to preserve my treasure for a long time? Thanks so much......Patti
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