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Thread: look what I found while looking for ugly fabric

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    I was digging thru a tub of scraps that I had forgotten about. There was this tattered envelope, so I took it out and took the contents out and almost started crying. It was quilting patterns that my DM had given me years ago. It belong to my DH's Mother. I never saw her make a quilt but I knew that she had made them before arthritis took over her whole body. Anyway here are the pic's. They are dated 1965, by woman's day fawcett publications. I'm thinking before quilting magazines maybe.
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    That looks really complicated! No wonder I didn't quilt then.

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    Carrie... treasure those patterns...you can even make a couple in memory of your mom and grandmother.

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    Wish I had a place to hang them in frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    Carrie... treasure those patterns...you can even make a couple in memory of your mom and grandmother.
    Well mom is still with me but grandma has been gone for years. She was such a loving person. I don't think I ever heard her say a single bad thing about anybody not even her own kids. Wish my kids could have known her.

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    Such a wonderful treasure, do you think you will make one of the quilts? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Such a wonderful treasure, do you think you will make one of the quilts? :D:D:D
    Some day I might give one of them a try. They look so complicated. I'm not ready for complicated yet.

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    What a find!! One day you will be able to takle them - very soon probably!

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    Such a treasure!

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    What a find. I wish I could find stuff from way back then. No one in my family quilted, so I guess I will have to live through all of you on this board.

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    Awesome, I glad you found them!

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    Depending on their size, place them in the pocketed plastic holders to protect them. What a neat treasure.

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    I was really surprised that they hadn't turned yellow by now.

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    oh I would frame those and hang on my sewing room wall.

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    My sewing room is part of my livingroom and they are about the size of a poster so there is no where to hang them. Some day I would be able to hang them.

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    Treasures, to be sure.

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    they would look great in frames

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    Why not take them to a copy store and make several copies of them and put the originals in a scrap book with acid free paper? I like to make copies of my quilt patterns because I'm always writing bits of info on them, but don't want to mark up the original one. At a later time, when children are grown and gone then you could frame your DGM's patterns!

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    I would make a copy of them,, and then laminate the originals, (to prevent any damage to the pape in coming years) and maybe frame them,, those will be worth a bit. Truly a treasure!!! :-D

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