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Thread: Real 30's and 40's fabric

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    This is a picture of one of the quilts I inherited from my Greataunt. She and my grandmother sold eggs and beans and/or traded them for scraps and fabric. They always took Moma with them and I can remember going with them a few times when I was young. Matter of fact...I got one of those curly perms when I was 5 or 6 from Grandma trading eggs for it. Does anyone remember those octopus looking curlers they used to put your hair in...well that's what they used on me. I'll never forget it.

    Grandma and my Aunt used a lot of upholstery scraps. I grew up under these quilts and they were so warm.

    When I found this one today I was so excited to see the backing...I thought that looks like some of the reproduction 30's fabric ...but...it's not repro it's the real thing!!!Look how well it's held up through all these years and many washings.
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    I have others that I'll post pictures of in the future. There are so many. Does anyone have any suggestions what I can do with them all?

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Thank You!

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    Thanks for sharing! Those are the real thing!

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    How WONDERFUL!!! I guess the best thing you can do with them is cherish them!

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    thanks for sharing. they are beautiful

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    What treasures for you to have. Keep them safe and hand them down.

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    It is funny, back then they made quilts to use. I have friends that make quilts and think they are too pretty to use, the quilts are beautiful quilts, but they buy cheap ones to put on their bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    It is funny, back then they made quilts to use. I have friends that make quilts and think they are too pretty to use, the quilts are beautiful quilts, but they buy cheap ones to put on their bed.
    Yes and these older ones are warm and heavy. If I had to sleep upstairs with no heat (like I used to when I was a kid) these are what I'd want.

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    The older quilts are so cool to see. Thanks for sharing. Oh I'll give you my address beings your looking for things to do with them. hehe. No, really I'd just get some quilt racks and display them. My husband made me a rack thats like a ladder so I can put several quilts on it for display. Actually he made 2 of them and I put my UFO's on one so I can see them to get them done.
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    What fun memories. Yes I remember those perms very well. I only got one when I was about the same age and my hair was so frizzy Mom couldn't do anything with it. And it was school picture time. I always hated that picture. You are lucky to have the quilts plus the memories.

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    Keep using them! In my local quilt shop the owner took old quilts and made the most adorable curtains. The kind that only cover the top few inches of the window. They look real cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    The older quilts are so cool to see. Thanks for sharing. Oh I'll give you my address beings your looking for things to do with them. hehe. No, really I'd just get some quilt racks and display them. My husband made me a rack thats like a ladder so I can put several quilts on it for display. Actually he made 2 of them and I put my UFO's on one so I can see them to get them done.
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    What a great idea about the ladder!!!

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