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Old 05-02-2011, 11:50 AM
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What a wonderful piece of history. $5.00???? Unbelievable!!! The fabrics look like they are from the 1950s. :thumbup:
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:38 PM
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Fun fun! I also wonder why people get rid of stuff like that. But lucky for you!
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:52 PM
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What a great deal you got on this quilt, very pretty. Sorry, I can't help you with dating the fabric.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dusty222
I finally found a treasure at a yard sale. It is 60 x 92 and cost $5.00. It is completely handsewn the old way. No English Paper Piecing. The yellow color is much lighter then the picture shows. If anyone can date the fabric by looking, I would appreciate it. It was a church yard sale so no one knew who donated it. Wish I knew its history.
There is one hot pink flower, so it looks like it might not be much older than the fifties...when was flourescent dye first used in fabrics?
Otherwise, it is impossible to tell from the photo because the details are too small.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by norinedora
I am curious about your avatar. Is it a crewel piece? I did one just like it about 30 years ago; don't know what happened to it but I remember spending hours on it.
Yes, it is crewel work and I did it about 45 years ago. In fact, I made two of them -- one for me and one for my sister. It is my favorite. I love leopards and jaguars.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:18 PM
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Hi! I have a partial quilt top (due to a fire) that was my mothers years ago. I hope to redo some of it and finish it one of these days. Mine is put together by each circle of flowers, hard to explain, feel sure it is at least 75 years old too.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:19 PM
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What a find!!! I love it!
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:40 PM
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Beautiful. I would say the 50's.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:50 PM
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I would say the 50s, but that is just a guess.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:37 PM
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What a find.
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