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Thread: Check out my Treasure

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    Stopped at a garage sale yesterday and look what I brought home. It was only $4....I couldn't believe it! As I picked it up, I asked if anybody there knew a story behind that quilt. A gal ....probably mid 50's to 60 spoke up and said that was made by her grandmother on her "pedal" Singer machine. She also added that there was no stuffing in it because it was made as a summer quilt. Of course, I was already buying it...but the story to go with it made it even more fun to get. There is not even 1 hole in it and was kept nicely because it isn't very yellowed either. I think it was saved more than used. Anyways, I am very happy to be the new owner of this lovely piece.
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    :mrgreen: Nice quilt :mrgreen: Makes you wonder why the family never used it , or kept it

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    Nice find!!

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    Wow!!!! Great find.

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    The sad part is that these families are not keeping these quilts. It is a beautiful quilt.

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    I can't understand how someone can get rid or a beautiful quilt their grandmother made. Great buy on your quilt,

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    I saw a Dresden plate top at a garage sale yesterday but it was so stained and they wanted way to much for it. They also had so packages of blocks probably from the early 1900's as the fabric was very thin and course. They had high prices on them so I passed. I didn't have much money.

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    I would never part with anything my grandmother made for $4. Sad that people just don't care about hand made things anymore:< Glad you're giving it a new home! Is it quilted?

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    That's a beauty! Great find, enjoy!

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    Beautiful quilt... I love the colors.. like a raspberry/ornge sorbet! Congrats on you great find.

    on another note... I HAVE to start going to garage sales again... LOL!

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    It is a treasure. Can you imagine someone sitting there making it only to have it sold at a garage sale for $4.00.

    At least it went to someone who understands it true value!

    Congratulations, on your find. I know you'll use it as it was meant to be!

    Their loss, your big find!

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    Great find

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    wow,,,, thats a wonderful one!!! Hard to beleive they sold it for that little ,,, you can not even buy the thread for that cheap...

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    When she finds out how much it would have been worth, she will be an unhappy camper! To bad...it's yours now! Great find!

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    Went yard saleing today and did not buy anything, not even a soda. You did great though.

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    I just fall out of my chair when I read stories like this. Why in the world families sell off heirlooms like this for pennies is beyond me. Glad you (who will appreciate it) were there to give it a loving home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I just fall out of my chair when I read stories like this. Why in the world families sell off heirlooms like this for pennies is beyond me. Glad you (who will appreciate it) were there to give it a loving home.
    I just had a thought....maybe the grandmother was really, really MEAN :twisted: and this was their way of settling the score. :shock: :lol:

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    I can't believe they sold it...but so happy it has a new loving home!

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    Very nice! Too bad the family did not cherish it more, but it's their loss and your gain!

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    That's ok Eddie, if they settled the score...it gave me a wonderful opportunity to own something special. I will treasure her quilt, no matter how mean and ugly she could have been LOL.

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    Very nice!

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    Jealous :lol:

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    Everytime I go to a yardsale and find an old quilt, they want too much money for them. They know what they have. I'm sew happy for you to have such a beautiful quilt that will get the love and respect these treasures deserve. Lucky you!!

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    that is really sad some one would part with a family heirloom but I am glad you got I know you will appreciate it!

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    To eddie--- lol I wondered same thing :0

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