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    Senior Member Quilted Horse's Avatar
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    Here's some stuff at found in the recycle room at a local quilt show. Yippee!!

    And some bargain fabrics
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    $2.00 bag of vintage tatting
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    about 100 of these in that bag (amongst other things)
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    feed sack squares for $1.00
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    Great finds. Lucky ou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    Here's some stuff at found in the recycle room at a local quilt show. Yippee!!
    You did well. ... what are your plans for all?

    FYI the tatting does not look like tatting to me, rather crocheting.

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    The lace is crochet I do both tatting and crocheting. It is not tatting.

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    Oh thanks for correcting me. I just know it seems reaaallllly time consuming. I appreciate the time and effort that went into it and just love vintage lace, crochet, etc. I'm thinking of appliqueing some to black squares and doing some type of art quilt. But...any ideas? I have plenty of circles!

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    Great findings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    Oh thanks for correcting me. I just know it seems reaaallllly time consuming. I appreciate the time and effort that went into it and just love vintage lace, crochet, etc. I'm thinking of appliqueing some to black squares and doing some type of art quilt. But...any ideas? I have plenty of circles!
    Circles like that would likely have been made with the intention of joining them together with more crochet to make a tablecloth or dresser scarves or the like. By chance, you didn't get some of the same crochet cotton? There is a possibility you could get some of the same colour ... but just like fabric, it may be slightly different if not bought at the same time.

    I made my own tablecoth similar to that when I was married ... and before I had a dining room table. Luckily it fit when the time came!

    Have fun with your plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    Here's some stuff at found in the recycle room at a local quilt show. Yippee!!
    You did well. ... what are your plans for all?

    FYI the tatting does not look like tatting to me, rather crocheting.
    Its crocheting -- I have made some of them same pieces and my mom made whole tablecloth with them. Wonderful find.

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    Lucky you!!!

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    Wow! Lucky you

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    My mom made a table cloth years ago from the same pattern of circles you have, Nice find hope you make a lot of nice things.

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    great buts-could you please explain what "feedsack" is? always wondered

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    Great finds! :D:D:D

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    Lucky you! Have some fun with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzybelle
    great buts-could you please explain what "feedsack" is? always wondered
    Years ago before flour, sugar, grain and other "feeds" for farm animals were packaged in paper, they were packaged in fabric bags. During those days you could pick bags that matched and the farmwives, etc would "recycle" the bags into quilts, shirts, and other clothing items, Tea towels aprons, etc.
    Some had company logos on them, but others were just pleasant prints or solids.

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    Oh my gosh - how great. Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

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    You got some beautiful things, woo-hoo!~!!

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    You did quite well finding those gems.

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    What great finds. I love the fabrics.

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    Nice buys.

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    Fantastic buys...if you are not into crocheting you could stitch them onto a quilt (bit like applique). Just remember to anchor them evenly so they don't twist or move.

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    lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    Here's some stuff at found in the recycle room at a local quilt show. Yippee!!
    the circles are crocheted, but still fantastic. Great buys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Horse
    Oh thanks for correcting me. I just know it seems reaaallllly time consuming. I appreciate the time and effort that went into it and just love vintage lace, crochet, etc. I'm thinking of appliqueing some to black squares and doing some type of art quilt. But...any ideas? I have plenty of circles!
    I taught myself to tat. Not easy when you don't have someone to show you the "snap" trick. Tatting was very slow for me. I made a couple little butterflies, so I could say I did make something. Then quit. I may try again one of these days before my joints lock up.

    The crochet circles are pretty quick once you get in the grove.

    All in all, you won big time!

    PS Grannie looooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeessssssssss paisley.

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