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Thread: 80 Year Old Crazy Quilt

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    Junior Member Narda H.'s Avatar
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    What do you do with it? It has some wear and is made with satin to velvet and lots of other fabrics. It is a 'TIED" quilt with satin on back.
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    Give it a lot of TLC as it is beautiful.

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    oops- 1st double post in a few days :(

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    keep it- use it- save it- give it-
    not sure really what your question is- it's beautiful- if it were mine i would probably have it on the back of a big overstuffed leather sofa-
    you can do what ever you want with it i think...
    most crazy quilts are tied- trying to quilt one would be difficult because of all the embellishing.

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    I guess it kind of depends on the significance it holds for you and how much you want to use it. Do you want it to stay intact and use it?...then see if you (or someone you trust) can repair the worn areas and continue using it. If you want to keep it because it means something to you, but you don't really see yourself "using" it, it could be hung somewhere as art as it is a very nice quilt! Another option (that could be a bit scary) is if you want to still give it some place to shine and recognize the person that made it but you don't want it to take up so much room...you could, very carefully cut out portions and frame it very tastefully and have some kind of label for the front of the picture made that says who made it, when, etc. If there are other members of your family that would like it as well, then you could make several of these framed quilt art pictures that would still have the same heirloom sentiment/value as the quilt. I'm sure there are other ideas as well, but these are the first that come to my mind. Good luck with what you decide!

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    I have a few crazy quilts...one i have hanging in my sewing room and another behind my couch in the living room.

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    Gorgeous quilt. I would display it by putting it on a bed in a guest room if it were mine.

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    No sentimental value at all. A client friend gave it to me to do what ever I want with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    I guess it kind of depends on the significance it holds for you and how much you want to use it. Do you want it to stay intact and use it?...then see if you (or someone you trust) can repair the worn areas and continue using it. If you want to keep it because it means something to you, but you don't really see yourself "using" it, it could be hung somewhere as art as it is a very nice quilt! Another option (that could be a bit scary) is if you want to still give it some place to shine and recognize the person that made it but you don't want it to take up so much room...you could, very carefully cut out portions and frame it very tastefully and have some kind of label for the front of the picture made that says who made it, when, etc. If there are other members of your family that would like it as well, then you could make several of these framed quilt art pictures that would still have the same heirloom sentiment/value as the quilt. I'm sure there are other ideas as well, but these are the first that come to my mind. Good luck with what you decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narda H.
    No sentimental value at all. A client friend gave it to me to do what ever I want with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    I guess it kind of depends on the significance it holds for you and how much you want to use it. Do you want it to stay intact and use it?...then see if you (or someone you trust) can repair the worn areas and continue using it. If you want to keep it because it means something to you, but you don't really see yourself "using" it, it could be hung somewhere as art as it is a very nice quilt! Another option (that could be a bit scary) is if you want to still give it some place to shine and recognize the person that made it but you don't want it to take up so much room...you could, very carefully cut out portions and frame it very tastefully and have some kind of label for the front of the picture made that says who made it, when, etc. If there are other members of your family that would like it as well, then you could make several of these framed quilt art pictures that would still have the same heirloom sentiment/value as the quilt. I'm sure there are other ideas as well, but these are the first that come to my mind. Good luck with what you decide!
    Well, if that's the case and if you don't necessarily want it...maybe someone else would like it? Do you feel comfortable re-gifting or selling it? I'm sure there is someone (even on this board) that might like to give it a special home. At least you're getting ideas and it's not going to Goodwill or worse...the dumpster. I see many stories about "rescued" quilts here on this board where people have saved many quilts from a landfill. Glad that won't happen to this one. You can tell someone put a lot of work and love into this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narda H.
    No sentimental value at all. A client friend gave it to me to do what ever I want with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    I guess it kind of depends on the significance it holds for you and how much you want to use it. Do you want it to stay intact and use it?...then see if you (or someone you trust) can repair the worn areas and continue using it. If you want to keep it because it means something to you, but you don't really see yourself "using" it, it could be hung somewhere as art as it is a very nice quilt! Another option (that could be a bit scary) is if you want to still give it some place to shine and recognize the person that made it but you don't want it to take up so much room...you could, very carefully cut out portions and frame it very tastefully and have some kind of label for the front of the picture made that says who made it, when, etc. If there are other members of your family that would like it as well, then you could make several of these framed quilt art pictures that would still have the same heirloom sentiment/value as the quilt. I'm sure there are other ideas as well, but these are the first that come to my mind. Good luck with what you decide!
    Oh, one last thought...Because it's 80 years old and may have some historical significance...do you think a small local museum would like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    keep it- use it- save it- give it-
    not sure really what your question is- it's beautiful- if it were mine i would probably have it on the back of a big overstuffed leather sofa-
    I was going to suggest putting it on the back of your sofa. I would do that also, as you suggested, only I don't have a leather sofa--but I'd still put over the back of my sofa. I think it's neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narda H.
    What do you do with it? It has some wear and is made with satin to velvet and lots of other fabrics. It is a 'TIED" quilt with satin on back.

    Embellish it!

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    Thank you Karenm, I would love for someone to love and rescue it. Lots to think about , this quilt is special.
    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    Quote Originally Posted by Narda H.
    No sentimental value at all. A client friend gave it to me to do what ever I want with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    I guess it kind of depends on the significance it holds for you and how much you want to use it. Do you want it to stay intact and use it?...then see if you (or someone you trust) can repair the worn areas and continue using it. If you want to keep it because it means something to you, but you don't really see yourself "using" it, it could be hung somewhere as art as it is a very nice quilt! Another option (that could be a bit scary) is if you want to still give it some place to shine and recognize the person that made it but you don't want it to take up so much room...you could, very carefully cut out portions and frame it very tastefully and have some kind of label for the front of the picture made that says who made it, when, etc. If there are other members of your family that would like it as well, then you could make several of these framed quilt art pictures that would still have the same heirloom sentiment/value as the quilt. I'm sure there are other ideas as well, but these are the first that come to my mind. Good luck with what you decide!
    Well, if that's the case and if you don't necessarily want it...maybe someone else would like it? Do you feel comfortable re-gifting or selling it? I'm sure there is someone (even on this board) that might like to give it a special home. At least you're getting ideas and it's not going to Goodwill or worse...the dumpster. I see many stories about "rescued" quilts here on this board where people have saved many quilts from a landfill. Glad that won't happen to this one. You can tell someone put a lot of work and love into this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    Quote Originally Posted by Narda H.
    No sentimental value at all. A client friend gave it to me to do what ever I want with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    I guess it kind of depends on the significance it holds for you and how much you want to use it. Do you want it to stay intact and use it?...then see if you (or someone you trust) can repair the worn areas and continue using it. If you want to keep it because it means something to you, but you don't really see yourself "using" it, it could be hung somewhere as art as it is a very nice quilt! Another option (that could be a bit scary) is if you want to still give it some place to shine and recognize the person that made it but you don't want it to take up so much room...you could, very carefully cut out portions and frame it very tastefully and have some kind of label for the front of the picture made that says who made it, when, etc. If there are other members of your family that would like it as well, then you could make several of these framed quilt art pictures that would still have the same heirloom sentiment/value as the quilt. I'm sure there are other ideas as well, but these are the first that come to my mind. Good luck with what you decide!
    Oh, one last thought...Because it's 80 years old and may have some historical significance...do you think a small local museum would like it?
    That was my thought, since it's not of any significance to you, unless you are looking for was to display it in your home. A local museum might love it. It's beautiful - I love it!

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    I'll pay postage and take it off your hands, and enjoy it..............calla

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    It's stunning! I'd love to have it ;)

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    I agree; give it TLC. I just bought an antique quilt; I'm not sure of the age, yet. It's a star design and all hand quilted. It needs a few seams put back together; you can tell it has been really "loved" which is ok. I don't plan on "using her" but I would like to display her if I can find a safe way to do so. I can't believe I only spent 30 for her but unfortunetly the person didn't know the history of the quilt.
    I just read where you are considering getting rid of it; I'd love it. I'd be even willing to pay if it's not too much. It would go with the one that I just got and be treasured.

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    Maybe a museum would be interested in it.

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    It's beautiful. Cherish it for a lot of hard work went into making it.

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    Well Calla, I was just going to say the same thing. I would love to have it. And I would love and take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    Gorgeous quilt. I would display it by putting it on a bed in a guest room if it were mine.
    Here Here me as well
    :thumbup:

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    Wow! That is beautiful. What a treasure!

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    That is a very nice quilt.

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    This quilt looks like some of the quilts my mom has made and she just would take out the old piece and replace it with another. It would make a nice wall hanging though.

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    This quilt looks like some of the quilts my mom has made and she just would take out the old piece and replace it with another. It would make a nice wall hanging though.

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