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Thread: Great grandmother's quilt

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    This is a quilt pieced and hand quilted by my great grand mother who died in 1940. Stored in a Spacesaver bag, it was full of brown spots. I soaked it in Amway All Fabric bleach in the bath tub lowered and lifted by a sheet. Rinsed in there also. then into my front loader washing machine on gentle cycle with nothing added. After the spin I've been drying it on top of my ironing board supported by a clothes basket and a stool on dining room table with the fan blowing over and under it. NO MORE BROWN SPOTS. Thank you for all your suggestions. Marbeth

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    I'm glad you were able to save it. It is a great quilt.

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    I'm glad you were able to save it. It is a great quilt.

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    looks wonderful! very happy for u and ur wonderful treaure.

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    It looks beautiful!!

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    great quilt

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    very special quilt

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    What a treasure! The people on this board are the BEST at giving advise!

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    Beautiful! Glad you were able to get the spots out.

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    It's a beautiful quilt. I'm glad you were able to safely clean it!

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    Beautiful quilt....glad you managed to solve the brown spot problem.

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    I've made a note of this, handy info to have on hand. Thank you. Very pretty quilt, glad you were able to get her looking so good.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Great quilt! That is exactly what I am trying to duplicate right now. I can only dream of mine looking so nice.

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    The best heirloom ever. Way to go.

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    What pretty colors. That's is a true treasure. Been around awhile. I was born in 1940 and it looks like it has survived better than I have. LOL.

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    wha a fantastic treasure, glad you saved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Great quilt! That is exactly what I am trying to duplicate right now. I can only dream of mine looking so nice.
    I 'll try to get a better picture now that it is dry. This quilt has never been used on a bed. My grandmother and then my mother and now myself have taken it out from time to time and admired it and put it away. I was the one who put it in plastic before I knew better. My MIL who quilted always wrapped her quilts in old sheets. Now I appreciate that care.

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    What a beautiful quilt and a great remembrance. I'm glad you got it looking nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy17
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Great quilt! That is exactly what I am trying to duplicate right now. I can only dream of mine looking so nice.
    I 'll try to get a better picture now that it is dry. This quilt has never been used on a bed. My grandmother and then my mother and now myself have taken it out from time to time and admired it and put it away. I was the one who put it in plastic before I knew better. My MIL who quilted always wrapped her quilts in old sheets. Now I appreciate that care.
    Here's this one all pretty and clean.

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    It's Beautiful! Love it, Lucky you.

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    The quilt is beautiful, Thanks for sharing.

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    It's so pretty on the bed! I hope you can find it a good place to live in your house now that it is clean and pretty.

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    You did a wonderful job of saving the beautiful quilt made by your great grandmother. What an awesome treasure. I am so glad you took the time and effort to save this wonderful quilt. Grandma would be pleased.

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    Great save!!! :thumbup:

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