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Thread: Look what I found

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    Senior Member mrsjdt's Avatar
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    On my way home from shopping I passed a house sale, I did the U-turn thingy and went in....Most everything was gone that I would have liked...but I "just had to look" in the pile of linens and blankets..and there she was....intact except for the border. I geared myself for the "how much is this" conversation, only have $15.00 left in my pocket. The lady said "oh, that old thing. It's got rust all over it. You can have it for $1.00". I almost lost my breath, got out my dollar and left. I got the brown spots out with oxyclean...don't think it was rust;, washed her on gentle, put her in the dryer for 10 min and hung her to dry. Isn't she great?????
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    Very nice!

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    WOW, you're kidding!!!!????!!!! A buck! It really is beautiful!

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    What a great find!!!

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    A dollar?????? I feel bad for whoever spent that much time making it. But, I am sure doing the happy dance for you. It is a beauty.

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    Beautifull work, pretty quilt. Thank-you for adopting it and saving it from death in a landfill. It is too bad not everyone has the passion for quilts. I am glad there are those of us who do.

    I am just drawn to that pattern. Does someone know the name of the pattern?

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    What a great find - will you put on a new border?

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    I'll do a new border. I do plan to use it when my great grand daughter comes to stay. So pretty .... and pink.

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    Beautiful quilt Love the pattern Maybe someone will know what the pattern is. I am so glad you got it.

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    Terrific! What are you going to name her? "Lucky Day"?

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    What a bargain you got. Good for you and the quilt. Strange me....I always think quilts have feelings.LOL. Isn't it wonderful to give new life to a quilt that was made by someone else, especially when so much work went into the making of it.

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    One dollar???? Some people just have no clue how much those old quilts are worth and how much love went into them. That one is a real treasure. Aren't you glad you did the U-turn thingy!! That quilt was just calling out your name.

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    isn't it awesome to find such a beauty.

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    WOW! What a find. That lady obviously didn't quilt. LOL

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    Beautiful, unusual pattern----thank you for rescuing her, she needed a loving home.......

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    This is a great find! Lucky you! It kind of looks like a cross and crown pattern doesn't it?

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    What a great find....a dollar?....jackpot!!!

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    oh my word. long ago in Texas, I bought a quilt with embroidery coming apart . paid $300.00 for it! I didn't quilt then.

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    WOW!!! I am so glad that this beauty found such a wonderful new home :D:D:D

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    She is just beautiful. I'm so glad you stopped and am amazed at the price. I'm glad she has a good home.

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    Ohh!! weren't you lucky!!!!!

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    wow, glad you rescued the cool quilt and got her clean!

    Awesome find!

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    One mans 'junk' is another woman's treasure. Good for you.

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    gorgeous. If only it could talk to you and tell it's story.

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    Wow - what a find. $1!!! awesome.

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