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What to do with a really ugly vintage quilt top?

Old 08-27-2010, 04:52 PM
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This one is a real doozy. It was made in the 50's/60's. My MIL gave it to me to finish, but it is awful. It's scrappy, I call it crappy, with pastels, dark plaids, cartoon fabric, some polyester even. Should I hide it away somewhere or try to salvage it? I should mention, it is in perfect condition despite it's ugliness!
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:53 PM
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Any pictures of this gem?
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:54 PM
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Wow, give us a real picture, please. Be careful, she might be watching to see what you will do with it.

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A good car quilt you know in the trunk in case your car dies in the winter!
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or beac/picnic blanket
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If your MIL likes it, and wants it back, just close your eyes and do what she wants. How much work would be required before it could be called finished?
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If it is complete and in perfect condition, quilt it... Then present it back to her, remarking how well it turned out!
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here we go with a few pics. I added the turquoise border just to see how it looked...it helps a little.
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actually, she gave it to me to keep! It's almost charming how crazy it is!
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I was given one that was made in 1946. Looks a lot like yours. I hand quilted it and I love it. I love scrappy quilts. Enjoy it for what it is.
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