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Thread: The 70's called, they want their fabric back.

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    My kid's babysitter was cleaning out her grandmother's house and called me to say she found a bunch of fabric. Did I want it or should she take it to goodwill? Heck yeah I want it!! Amongst the yardage of some really nice flannel and denim, I found this.

    It is awesome in size, scope, and enthusiasm. I'd like to have a moment of silence for all the many pairs of bellbottoms that made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of this project.
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    I had the orange ones

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    Funny.

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    Lucky you and that Top is awesome!!!

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    Very funny title. I remember those days and the bell bottoms.

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    What a fabulous quilt!!!

    FWIW, I think the lime green jeans were once mine ;-)

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    That is so 70's but I love it.

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    The polyester is so thick, I don't think I should even try batting. I think I should put a back on it and quilt it, and then donate it to someplace really really cold. It'll be too thick for Texas weather by far!

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    Is it double knit? It is probably a museum piece.

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    Is it double knit? It is probably a museum piece.

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    It's tough to get crisp seams with such awesome polyester.

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    I have heard that those poly quilts are really warm and last forever! Be sure and put the date on it when you do get the backing on. :-) Then a hundred years from now..someone can see how well made it was. :-)

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    I needed that laugh! I love it!!!!!!!

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    Mine were the hot pink!

    Usually quilts like this either had just a plain piece of the polyester double knit or else big squares of fabric that matched up to the background of the design on the front. And they were tied at the corners or the centers of the big squares, not quilted.

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    LMBO I think they were made out of many of mine too :wink:
    What a beautiful quilt! The piecing is lovely :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wafflles
    The polyester is so thick, I don't think I should even try batting. I think I should put a back on it and quilt it, and then donate it to someplace really really cold. It'll be too thick for Texas weather by far!
    Maybe send it to someone in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska??? I think I saw part of my white bellbottoms in there, and maybe the seat out of the back of a pair of hotpants!! LOL
    That quilt top makes me sweat just looking at it. :-D

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    I love that quilt. Just wish I still COULD wear bell bottoms, nowdays, the bell is on the top!! LOL

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    Way too fun

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    Maybe send it to someone in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska??? I think I saw part of my white bellbottoms in there, and maybe the seat out of the back of a pair of hotpants!! LOL
    That quilt top makes me sweat just looking at it. :-D[/quote]




    What do you think of Afghanistan? I hear it gets downright frigid at night and it would certainly brighten up a barracks.

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    Oh my gosh, how funny! Honestly that's a really great quilt though. I don't have a lot of experience with polyester (I was born in '80) so I can't even begin to imagine how heavy that top is but the colors are fantastic.

    Please share pics when you finish it and decide where it's new home will be!

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    Ohhh, that is fun! I have always loved that pattern.

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    Gorgeous and what a fun memories just looking at it.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Awesome.

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    or maybe you could give it back to the family. I bet they would appreciate it...and maybe do some reminiscing!! But that is awesome! Very bright and colorful!

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