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Thread: Another Hand Made Quilt from Old

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    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
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    Thought you might be interested in seeing this quilt. My DIL brought it to me to see if I would know how to wash it and get rid of some stains on it. Her grandmother made it probably 50 years ago, maybe more. She was also wondering if I knew where the designs came from. I told her it was called redwork. I thought maybe they were from the old Workbasket magazines. I remember some of those designs from when I was little and my mother collected them. I washed it on gentle cycle with warm water and Oxyclean and my detergent. Then I dried it in the dryer on warm. The stains are gone and it looks a little brighter. The hand quilting is perfect.
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    Oh that is a gem!

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    How beautiful!

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    Wow, that is a beauty, I so love redwork.

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    What a beautiful treasure. I remember the Workbasket Magazines. I think I still have some that Mama and I subscribed to.

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    Beautiful! And it's held up well.

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    That is beautiful. I remember workbasket magazines too..wish I had all of them my grandma and mom had when I was growing up.

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful quilt. I can just feel the nice quilting!

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    What a wonderful quilt.

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    Beautiful!

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    Definitely a treasure!

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    I agree, what a gem.
    I believe you are right about teh Workbasket designs. I remember several of those that my Grams did. Lovely.

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    That is beautiful, wonderful, and a treasure! I love it!

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    Truly a treasure from Granny's days. This is a beautiful quilt and appears to have weathered very very well. You did an excellent job of cleaning, etc.

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    What a treasure she has. I wish I had something whole from one of my grandmothers. I have small pieces and scraps, but nothing near to this. Very nice!!

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    It looks wonderful! I can't help but think of all the hours spent doing embroidery, then cutting and piecing and finally quilting it. She did a wonderful job on it without any of the goodies we have to help us today! :thumbup: :thumbup: :D

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    Wow, what a lovely quilt!

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    What a beautiful quilt! Our foremothers are an inspiration to us all.

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    Gorgeous work and quilt. What a teasure it is.
    I got The Workbasket magazine for years. Threw them all away years ago, got tired of moving them around. I'm not much to hold onto very much stuff.

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    What a treasure!

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    Such a beauty!

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    Beautiful quilt. There's just something about the old/vintage quilts!

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    beautiful!

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    How beautiful and such a treasure!

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