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Thread: Have you ever purchased a quilt top from an estate sale?

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    lisae's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by marieg
    I have also bought many vintage quilts, quilt tops, vintage fabric and feed sacks. Some are well done and some made with loving hands. There is a certain charm in looking at old quilts and wondering what the maker was going trough at the time.
    I learn a lot by studying old quilts and tops. I like to see how the makers solved problems and what quilting patterns they used.

    I've made some quilts and tops after being inspired by older pieces and have been pleased with the results. Years ago, I made a basket quilt, trying to keep in mind a turn of the century feel. I was quilting it during a guild meeting and was very flattered when the speaker, who was lecturing on restoring vintage quilts had to take a second look at it to determine it was a modern quilt.

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    Lisae,
    I'm sorry, I meant to say that they were PIECED in the 60's 70's. Some of the material could have been as early as the early 50's. She saved every scrap of fabric and all of our old clothing. Now I'm not giving away my age but I haven't worn kids pj's since the late 50's early 60's and I know some of that material came from some of mine. So you may be right on the mark with your dating. Glad you liked them and I could be of some help.

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