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Old paper templates tell a tale

Old 12-13-2015, 05:32 PM
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The things you can learn by reading snippets of newspaper from old templates or tucked in paper piecing... but handle with care, as old newspaper is very fragile.
I received some bits from a quilter who died in 1945. My favorite is the joke that helped to date one piece:
"The way to get Al Capone is to have him killed in a drive-by shooting."
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:44 AM
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Too cute! I have one that has an ad on it for Easter dresses for $1.95 for girls!
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:25 AM
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I was introduced to quilting by my Great Aunt Maude who used templates that she cut from cardboard with scissors. That is why I am always grateful for the basics of a rotary cutter, mat and acrylic rulers.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:20 AM
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I own some old templates cut from Montgomery Ward bags and cardboard. I treasure them.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:06 PM
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I don't possess any old templates, but I remember my grandmother using them for her quilt patterns, cutting the old way with scissors!
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:48 PM
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At a quilter's estate sale, I bought a hand carved wooden template for marking feathers one at a time. It took me a minute to realize what it was. Haven't used it yet, but it sure is neat. It looks like a great big wooden "comma.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:34 AM
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I have some of my grandmothers from the 40's made with sandpaper. they don't move when on fabric. Was interesting the different things they used.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:16 AM
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I have a box of templates that belonged to my Grandmother, some have dates from 1919, from a little general store that was owned by her mother. They are treasures
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