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Old 12-06-2021, 08:19 AM
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I think all of this interesting information would make a wonderful story AKA the Elm Creek Stories. Wish I was a writer I would steal you tale and turn it into a best selling novel.
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Old 12-08-2021, 08:51 AM
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Well, I guess most interesting would be if she decides to open the quilt to see if it is a coin; then she could certainly date the quilt (circa) by the date on the coin. Seems like the coin has been in the quilt a long, long time and hasn't hurt or damaged the quilt any. I think it's a pretty cool idea to add a coin to a quilt.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:21 AM
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From what my grandmother told me, yes, coins could be added for good luck. I have also been told that sometimes coins were added as a bit of weight to weigh a part of the fabric down in certain styles of clothing. However, seeing that there are not coins in all four corners, it is unlikely that this is the reason. I suspect, as many of you do, that it was a sweet, sentimental gesture! What a delightful intrigue!
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Old 12-08-2021, 07:45 PM
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I was going to tell my story about a coin taped to a knife that is a gift. My boss gave me one and I did not know what the penny was all about so she told me.
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Old 12-12-2021, 09:55 AM
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I read in one of my books that a penny was put into the quilt so that the quilt could be dated. Actually, a good idea. I'd worry about the penny making a hole in the quilt with use.
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