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Thread: vintage cutter quilts

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    What are some keepsake items that can be made from cutter quilts?

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    ornaments!

    santa ornie made from quilt
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    angel wings are from cutter quilt
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    What is a "Cutter Quilt"?

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    Yes what is a cutter quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady
    What is a "Cutter Quilt"?
    an older quilt that really can not be saved any more. It is used to cut up and make dolls, stuffed animals, jackets, totes, etc ...good to the last square we always say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady
    What is a "Cutter Quilt"?
    an older quilt that really can not be saved any more. It is used to cut up and make dolls, stuffed animals, jackets, totes, etc ...good to the last square we always say!
    Thank you for the explanation.

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    Thank you, you live and learn every day!

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    I've seen some really adorable teddy bears made from cutter quilts. Also, if larger pieces can be saved there are folks that have redone furniture with cutter quilts. I hope my quilts are loved and used so much they become "cutters"!

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    I made stuffed Teddy Bears for my neices one year from an cutter. I was able to save enough from one to make runners for dressers in extra bedrooms. I've seen purses and placemats.

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    Those are darling

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    There also those who use chenille spreads as "cutters". I have seen some very cute things made from combining both.

    Love the Santa!

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    Lately I've seen some square scotty dogs made of these.

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    I have an angel made from my great grandmother's quilt that was showing major wear!

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    I buy old cutter quilts to put over my furniture to protect it from the cats. When I have company over, I take off the old quilts and shoo the cats outside. The quilts prevent them from shredding my furniture with their claws. They don't like to scratch the quilts, because they move..not an effective scratching post!! LOL

    Also use them for camping, picnics, and for the grandkids to spread on the floor to play on. They are really handy if you can find them cheap and they aren't totally in shreds.

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    Sorry, girls...
    I have seen this term a lot here in Kansas. Cutter quilt - It's an old quilt that has "love marks" - frayed edges, stains, torn spots...you get the idea. They are far from mint condition; yet, they still have sections that could be salvaged and used for something.

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