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    Senior Member quiltlady1941's Avatar
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    My friend asked if I would help her clean out her attic, this house is really old and dates back to the 1800's or more and it is a very big attic with lot of junk up there, I think people use to just put everything they were not using in the attic.
    Anyway we found a turnk and it was full of real old clothing and 2 old hand pieced quilt tops, and some that were not all done yet, she didn't know where they can from and asked me if I wanted all of them.. WOW! I jumped at that. LOL... I took them home and washed then and they look really nice. one has a small stain on it but it is in a place that would not show.
    What I want to know is can a LAQ quilt these tops seeing there are hand pieced? I don't know how to hand quilt so that is out.. what would you do with them?

    this one has 16 inch blocks and is really big
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    do anyone know what this block is called
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    this is a double bed size
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    Wow!!!

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    Gorgeous!

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    Awesome!

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    That is great! Take them to LA and ask her opinion, talk to her about how you want them quilted. or you my be able to find someone willing to hand quilt them for you, check at your LQS, or a Guild they may know some one.

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    My goodness! Your lucky day!!

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    Beautiful!

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    Fantastic!

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    Find a hand quilter to finish them for you, or at least the red and white--it's not so common--they deserve it.

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    How wonderful for you to find such beauties! I'm sure you will get a great deal of pleasure from them.

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    Lucky you!

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    SCORE!!! Beautiful quilt!!

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    There are also hand quilters you may be able to hire. Check with your local quilt shop or fabric store (Joanns's maybe). Hand quilting would be great to see on these, especially the first one.

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    Beautiful! My question is if you have them finished will it hurt the value? I would also ask an appraiser.

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    Those are wonderful, I love the red and white one. I would take them to someone who does hand quilting. If you don't know of anyone ask the ladies at the quilting shops in your area, or maybe someone at church would know somebody. I would ask several and get quotes, take your time finding someone, the tops have waited a long time, they deserve to be done perfect. You are one lucky girl!!

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    What beautiful treasures you have...I agree they should be hand quilted. I don't know what area you are in but if you could find an amish group to do them that would be the perfect touch!! crafty_linda_b

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    Very nice

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    wow, beautiful quilts

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    what a great friend.

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    How terrific!!! I am envious!!!

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    I would have them hand quilted. Lucky you!!

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    Awesome! You lucky soul!

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    What a find I think I would try to find a hand quilter to do these.

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    I agree with the others...while a LA'er would do a wonderful job, find someone that will hand quilt it for you, if nothing else to preserve the time era in which it was made. Awesome score...wish I could come across something like that...congratulations.

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    Lovely quilts!

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