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Thread: Look what I rescued today

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    Super Member Olivia's Grammy's Avatar
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    This is a very old quilt I found today at the thrift store. I paid $8.00 for it. It is full of holes with the batting coming through. You can tell by the stitching that it was made with love.
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    Wow ... that's really cool ... are you going to try to refinish it?

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    OMG i love it! I would leave it the way it is to remember the good'ol'dayz! Whatever you do with it i'm sure it will be a treasure you will enjoy for a life time!

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    What a great find! Glad it now has a good home. Someone put a lot of love into that, now you will put more.

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    What a great find. I'm glad you brought it home. It belongs somewhere where it can be loved.

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    That is fabulous... even with the holes.

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    Great find! I gotta start hitting thrift stores!!!

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    Those old quilts are wonderful. I have my Dad's baby quilt and will not do a thing to it. He died in 1969 at the age of 52-----It's a wonderful memory of him!!

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    Good for you for rescuring that quilt. My heart always aches when I see quilts at thrift stores, my 1st thoughts are always " ahhh someone put alot of time & love into that quilt and here it is at a thrift store" gosh I am this way w/ puppies & kittens too...lol
    Is it to big to frame?

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    So glad this quilt went home with you. I am like craftiladi, and want to take old quilts, and all unwanted puppies and kittens home with me, too.
    Does it have any good sections? Obviously, it has already put in its time at hard labor, and if it were just folded to show the good section, it deserves to spend the rest of its days at ease on display.
    I am kinda ragged in places, too, but I see beauty in this quilt.

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    It's way to big to frame. It does have a lot of really worn places. The sashing is so thin you can see through it. There are big holes with the batting coming through. Some one did put a lot of work in the quilt. It was the type of quilt my MIL would have made. I hung it on the fence yesterday to air out. Needs to be aired out some more. It's to worn and holey to use, but I had to rescue it. It doesn't have any meaning to me other than it was a beautiful quilt when it was new. It's still beautiful.

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    Good for you !!!

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    Nice find!

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    What a deal! Love it as it is! :D :D

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    I washed it in a large pillow case pinned shut. Then I hung it across the fence on a matress cover pad. It turned out great. I folded it and put it across an antique rocking chair. It is so happy :D

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    wow, glad you got to rescue it. wonder what the history is on that quilt, I sure wish quilts could talk

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    MY COUSIN GAVE ME A QUILT TOP THAT IS BELIVED TO BE 80--100 YEARS OLD ,IT HAS HOLES IN IT NOT 2 MANY,AND IT WAS THREE BLOCKS SHORT I THINK IT IS A WEDDING RING QUILT,IT IS HAND STITCHED ,I MATCHED THE MYTERIAL THE BEST I COULD AND FILLED IN THE MISSING BLOCKS, BUT I HAVNT DONE ANYTHING ELSE TO IT ,WE THINK IT WAS OUR GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHE R SOON AS I LEARN HOW ILL SEND PICTURES

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    I recently went thrift-store shopping and there were just too many quilts to rescue. Glad somebody is.

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