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Thread: My Yard Sale Find

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    My Yard Sale Find

    I feel that the fabric in this quilt top is from the 50's and 60's (opinions please). It is well made and partially done by hand and partially by machine. It is placed on a full bed and is a large Lone Star Quilt pattern. I feel so lucky to have located it. It was a small yard sale and we almost didn't stop. When the lady says, "Give me a dollar and it's yours", I couldn't get my money out fast enough. There isn't a flaw in it. Here it is

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    Lucky you!!!!!! So glad it found a loving home!

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    What a find. Lucky you. I would have even given $2 if she had asked. LOL/

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    Wow! What a prize! Don't you wish that it could talk and tell you it's life history?
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    The purple/mauve flowers looks like it might be feed sacks?

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    What a treasure! You must be doing a happy dance. It amazes me what people dispose of and the things they hang onto.
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    Awesome find! Don't you love it when you run across something like this? $1? Score!

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    Wow, the thread in the quilt is worth more than that! It's a shame they didn't see the value of the quilt ... but very lucky for you.

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    What an incredible deal you got!!! Glad it found its home.

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    Congrats on the fun find! Nice that it has a loving home now~
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    Wow wee! It would have been rude to have not bought it! X

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    Yes, looks like feed sack fabrics to me too.

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    The purple/mauve flowers looks like it might be feed sacks?
    Nikki in MO

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    Oh my. That is beautiful. Lot of work went into that.

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    I had thought there were feed sacks but didn't want to say that for fear of being wrong. Anyway, I knew it was old.

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    you are so lucky, wish I had your luck, very pretty quilt top
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    What a wonder find. Glad it is going to find a loving home. It deserves it for being sold for a $1.
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    Lucky find for you!
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    What a beautiful quilt ~ so happy for you for finding it!

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    Goodness, I'd have given her five! lovely quilt. My SIL is always trying to talk the price down from five to one dollar.

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    how lucky are you, that is an outstanding star!
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    I wonder why she sold it so cheap. It's so cool. Love it!

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    When I saw it, I picked it up and she just said, "Give me a dollar and it's yours". I could not believe it. Didn't see how beautiful it was until I got it home.

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    I wonder why she sold it so cheap. It's so cool. Love it!

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    Beautiful! You are one lucky gal.
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    One of the first lone star quilt tops I have seen with the scrappy look. Usually they are solids. Now, I. Love this one...not so fond of the solids. My guess is early fifties to late sixties. It's always the unexpected, isn't it? When you set out to look for a particular item, it is hard to find. You were very fortunate. Happy for you.

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    Lucky you! Great find!
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