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Thread: My Vintage Fabric Find Quadriga Cloth

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    Read this blog to find out all about it. I'm still in shock over the whole thing. But to have it verified by a quilting historian so quickly is very cool!

    http://quiltersmuse.com/blog/2010/09...ders-surprise/

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    Wow! What a find! I'd almost be afraid to use it. Treasure it.

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    Amazing find. Don't you just love history!

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    that is so neat! good thing you googled it first, sounds like a good suggestion to not cut it up but use it as a backing so as to have the full view of such a glorious fabric!

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    WOW! You really did hit the mother lode! Congratulations :D:D:D

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    Wow! I really love old textiles. Especially when there's a story. Lucky you!

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    Congratulations what a fantastic find :!: A real treasure from the past. :thumbup:

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    The great thing, it was an awesome find. The bad thing...I feel like I need to preserve a treasure now and can't use it. I've googled to try and find the "value" of it with no luck. But, I surely don't want to throw it on the back of a baby quilt now. ;> Kind of what I was planning on doing before I did some research. I just thought it was in such good condition, that it couldn't be 50-60 years old. I'm just glad I didn't throw it in the wash!

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    Lucky you!!! That is one amazing piece you have there. If you use it, I would recommend a 30'3 print top to compliment that as a backing and binding.

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    Thanks for sharing. I learned something new today! I love vintage textiles and love learning about them. YOu can be sure I will be on the lookout!

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    That is very neat, I'd never heard of it. You hit the jackpot!

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    Wow what a treasure you have.....anything antique, vintage absolutely makes my heart sputter. Use it and love it for what it is and most of all enjoy whatever you decide to make with it. After all no matter the age that is what it was intended to do.......be enjoyed and appreciated.

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    Wow, Thats AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! And its really cute, too, I always have loved the 30s stuff!

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    I love shopping the thrift stores for fabric! Awesome find!

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    enjoyed your blog so much, very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    enjoyed your blog so much, very interesting.
    Actually, to be clear, the blog is the quilt historian's blog not mine. She asked my permission to post my e-mails to her and photos.

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    That is wonderful.

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    Anyone know where I can find a general idea of it's current market value?

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    Maybe you could try an antique valuer who specialises in textiles...maybe a large museum could point you in the right direction.

    That being said...unless you are going to display it or keep it as is as some sort of investment...why not put it in a quilt? Sometimes when I look at estate sales or auctions, many beautiful things are sold off after someone has passed away and you can see the items have been locked away and never been enjoyed by the person who owned them.

    My Nan would probably be slightly peeved if she could see me use her best china jug for putting flowers in...but everytime I see it "blossoming" away I think of her...maybe she wouldn't mind after all.

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    Thanks. The historian told me to use the piece best would be to use it as a backing and "tack" it or "tie" it so that it could be removed in the future. But I don't like tacked or tied quilts..so I'd have to machine quilt it and I don't want it ruined. Similarly, I don't plan on collecting enough vintage material and batting to make a "real" vintage quilt.

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