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    Antique quilt finished

    I finally finished handquilting this quilt for a friend that is about 75 years old and was made by her grandma. It was ALL hand sewn and the materials dont all match..some are beigh some white and its stained, but its really a nice quilt. Shes going to give it to her new grandson. I sure hope she likes it!
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    What a true family heirloom - your quilting is fits it perfectly
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    It's beautiful!! What a treasure!
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    You chose wonderful motifs, it's a lovely quilt!
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    Beautiful!

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    Very pretty. A true family treasure!
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    How amazing! You did GOOD! This was already a wonderful family heirloom, but you made it much better and much sturdier. It is a thing of beauty.
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    Wow! What a treasure. It's beautiful and you've done a wonderful job finishing it. Well done!

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    I think it is FABULOUS!!!!
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    Fabulous quilt - and fabulous quilting. Now, that is when quilts were quilts to me! Love quilts with white in them.
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    I would be afraid to give it to a new grandson. It is so wonderful. It needs to be kept until they can be old enough to take care of it. Hope they don't throw it in the wash machine . I hope they take care of it. It's truly an heirloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joanelizbay View Post
    I finally finished handquilting this quilt for a friend that is about 75 years old and was made by her grandma. It was ALL hand sewn and the materials dont all match..some are beigh some white and its stained, but its really a nice quilt. Shes going to give it to her new grandson. I sure hope she likes it!
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    How could she NOT like it??? It's beautiful!!!

    My suggestion for the staining is to wash it with RetroClean (http://www.retroclean.com ).

    I also would hesitate to give it to a grandson unless the grandson knows how to treat such a treasure!

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    beautiful quilting on a family treasure.
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    gorgeous quilt!! Thank you for hand quilting it - just the way her grandma probably would have. Did you try cleaning it before you quilted it?

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    Gorgeous quilting. What a treasure!!!!

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    I love the pattern and it is a very lovely quilt. Your quilting enhances the pattern perfectly.
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    I can tell by you post that you put a lot of love into this quilt. What a treasure!

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    That is a really nice quilt. I would like to see a picture of the full quilt. Cheers for the lady who owns it and preserved it for all those years. It's original character is futher preserved by your hand quilting.
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    A beautiful treasure! Your hand quilting was perfect!!!

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    You did a beautiful job!!
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    love those old quilts ,an you did a great job with quilting it. joyce j

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    Love it! Love it! Love it! Fabulous quilt and quilting. What a treasure...your friend is going to be sooooo happy!
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    Stains and all it is a true treasure

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