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Thread: My Goodwill Find

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    My Goodwill Find

    Here are pictures of the quilt I found at the Good Samartian-Goodwill. There are a couple of tears and one of them are the way thru. There are stains on it too. Enjoy, cause this quilt is beautiful, it is all hand stitched.
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    I collect Seraphim Angels

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    who cares about the rip or stain, that is beautiful............. great find.
    Squirrelly Shirley

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl View Post
    who cares about the rip or stain, that is beautiful............. great find.

    I agree! Congrats to you for finding it.
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    If you are just going to display it perhaps leave it but if you plan on using it than I would fix it. Just my thought.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    A couple of little butterflies appliqued on there would look as if they were always there. Just find the right fabric and go for it.

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    WOW - what a beautiful quilt. You are a very lucky lady and the quilt is very lucky that you rescued it.
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    It's beautiful. A lot of work went into making that.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    What a great find!

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    I'm so glad you rescued that gorgeous quilt!
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    Absolutely beautiful quilt. I like the butterflies to hide the rips. I would try washing it and maybe soak in ozyclean. Then I would put it on display. I would threaten anyone's life if they try to use it.
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    I so totally agree about the butterflies. I knew that if I posted on here that someone would come up with a real good idea. Thank you everyone for the great comments. Oh by the way I forgot to put on here how much I paid for this quilt. Are you ready for this? I only paid $15.00. Somebody really screwed up, they just didn't know what they had. This is all hand stitched.
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    Congrats on such a great find. do what you can for repair but if the stains don't come out-hey its part of its history.

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    wow great find.....

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    Neat, neat, neat! I am jealous!
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    what a beautiful quilt!
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    it's beautiful, who cares about the tear, I love it. great find

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    Try soaking the stains in peroxide. I have good luck with it. The quilt is beautiful, I would love to own it.

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    It is beautiful! Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    A couple of little butterflies appliqued on there would look as if they were always there. Just find the right fabric and go for it.
    I agree! Perhaps a little batting over the one that it all the way through. I love the idea of butterflies.
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    A truly beautiful find! The tears and stains just show it was loved by someone. A real treasure!
    Helen T.

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    That is a gorgeous quilt, bless you for rescuing it.

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    awesome quilt, hope u can repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    A couple of little butterflies appliqued on there would look as if they were always there. Just find the right fabric and go for it.
    I agree with something on top of the tears/holes - that will prevent the holes from getting bigger - and don't worry too much about the stain - that's character!

    Good find!
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    That is a lovely find,even with a few flaws
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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl View Post
    who cares about the rip or stain, that is beautiful............. great find.
    Ditto from me. Someone got rid of a treasure! I would have used that thing until it was totally TOTALLY worn out.

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