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Thread: Older Quilt

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    Junior Member Judymc's Avatar
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    Could anyone tell me by looking at the fabric on this quilt what decade it would have been made in. My X-daughter-in-law thinks maybe the 60's. It was made by her great-grand-mother. It was machine pieced and hand quilted. It had batting in it not some other material. There was so much damage on the top she thinks by a dog sleeping on it. She asked if I would take it apart and save the the blocks that I can and made three small quilts for my grandchildren.

    Thank you for any help.
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    my guess is the 50's. but i'm no expert.

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    funny-my guess would be the 70's,but I don't know either.

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    wow I' not sure at all

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    My guess 50's 50's.

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    late 50's early 60's is my guess

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    I was all set to say 50's but a couple of them look newer, more like the 70's, 80's.
    Just my guess.

    PS. Looking at it again, I believe there are several decades involved. Maybe she had a scrap pile the way most of us do!

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    Do you have any idea how old the maker is or would be today?
    That could help too.

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    Or if you have small pieces left, you can frame them.

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    I would guess the 1950s

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    late 60s or early 70s definitely. I see seersucker in there!! And those nice little gingham checks. I wore these fabrics when I was a kid. I had the cutest seersucker outfit I wore in 1967. I know the year exactly because that was the year that my dad had his first heart attack and became disabled for the rest of his life :(

    Sure have missed seersucker and dotted swiss! I've seen a few seersuckers have come back. YAY!

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    Yeah, but seersucker was around before the 60's.

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    cute

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    i would say the 50s nice quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Yeah, but seersucker was around before the 60's.
    Oops! But I wasn't! :) Actually was born in 56 so that is why I didn't know! :lol: :lol:

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    Has anyone ever incorporated old Tumbling blocks into a new quilt? I was asked to do that. I though about putting some on them in the center as a focal point and adding to it with something new. Would you suggest using a more modern fabric or a repoduction fabic. Thanks so much.
    Judy

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