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Thread: Garage Sale Find

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    Stopped at a garage sales on the way to work this morning. Found this great bow tie quilt top - all hand pieced. Then two tins full of buttons and a darning mushroom :). Nice way to start the day. Now do I finish the quilt by hand or machine? I hate to ruin it's charm.
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    great treasures you found

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    What is a darning mushroom??? Great finds

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    great finds

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    Good find

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    A darning mushroon is used to darn socks. My Nan used to use it to finish the shoulders on coats, the points on fitted bodices and darn the elbows on jackets.

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    The darning mushroom is the wooden implement in the picture under the tins.

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    Very cute. I'd hand quilt it!

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    Nice find. Lucky you!

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    Great find!

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    :)

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    Your lucky day. Have fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy Day
    A darning mushroon is used to darn socks. My Nan used to use it to finish the shoulders on coats, the points on fitted bodices and darn the elbows on jackets.
    Thanks, my mother used a light bulb to darn our socks

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    Love those old fabrics in the quilt!! If I had it I would hand quilt it :)

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    Great finds!!

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    Wonderful quilt top. A couple of those fabrics are in a quilt my mom's aunt made her in 1941. They were feedsacks.

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    Awesomesauce!!! :)

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    wow thank you! I do think I will hand finish it. which means somewhere around 2020 it might be done :o

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    Hand Quilt it. It won't take that long.

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    My hands won't do handquilting, so I just enjoy my 2 vintage handpieced quilt tops as they are... Love them, and it's fun for me to see the stitches on the back of them...

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