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Thread: Refurbished Antique Dresden Plate

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    Here's a couple of pictures of a Dresden Plate quilt that I refurbished last year. I bought the quilt in an antique shop and it was in very poor condition but to pretty to be classified as a "cutter" quilt for crafts. It is probably 1930's era. A "lot" of the blades for the quilt had frayed or completely disintigraged. I replaced those with fabric that I had from my collection of vintage fabrics. I think I did a pretty good job. The quilt is very soft and cuddly but I believe it should only be used for display as some of the fabrics are still fragile. I have a lot of time and effort in this quilt but I believe it was well worth saving. What do you think? Thanks for looking.
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    All I can say is WOW! Yes, you certainly did the right thing in preserving it. Display & treasure it.

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    Boy are you lucky to have that wonderful quilt!!! You did great work. I have a Gramas garden quilt top or just a part that my mom made and need to save it too. but its hand stiched and I'am not sure what to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cathie_R
    Here's a couple of pictures of a Dresden Plate quilt that I refurbished last year. I bought the quilt in an antique shop and it was in very poor condition but to pretty to be classified as a "cutter" quilt for crafts. It is probably 1930's era. A "lot" of the blades for the quilt had frayed or completely disintigraged. I replaced those with fabric that I had from my collection of vintage fabrics. I think I did a pretty good job. The quilt is very soft and cuddly but I believe it should only be used for display as some of the fabrics are still fragile. I have a lot of time and effort in this quilt but I believe it was well worth saving. What do you think? Thanks for looking.

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    It is beautiful and you did the right thing by saving the quilt.

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    Gorgeous

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    I agree, you did the right thing in preserving the quilt. It is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Did a great job, must have took a while, but very nice.

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    Yes, definitely worth the TLC you gave it. Looks wonderful.

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    It was definitely worth the effort. It turned out great.

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    I admire the patience it had to take to do that! You certainly did a great job with it. It is really a beauty!! :D :thumbup:

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    That quilt is lucky you found it, great work.

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    That is an absolutely beautiful quilt! :wink:

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    What a beautiful quilt! It was worth every single minute!
    Wish I had an old one too! Love the depression era quilts so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steffi
    What a beautiful quilt! It was worth every single minute!
    Wish I had an old one too! Love the depression era quilts so much!
    I have several old quilts from this era. I have one that is especally nice. It's a Nosegay pattern with the green that was popular at that time. It was in excellent condition when I got it. Didn't have to do a thing to it. Also in my collection is: Double Wedding Ring, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Good Luck pattern and an applique that I don't know the name of. Plus a Kansas City Star pattern called Dolly Madison Star and a Grandmother's Fan that I found the tops and finished them. Love the old ones!

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    You did an excellent!

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    That is beautiful!! I'm so glad you saved it. Definitely worth it, huh??

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    Worth every minute restoring it!! Exceptional job!!! :-D :-D :thumbup:

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    Wow! What a treasure you have and that quilt deserves you for what you have done for it! Treasure it. I wish everyone would try to do something like that for the old treasures. My mother quilted so many quilts. She gave my sister (who doesn't treasure anything) one and they let the dogs make a bed out of it outside. It really broke Mama's heart.

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    You did great. Nice save.

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    What a wonderful job of saving a beautiful old quilt. It is beautiful.

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    Very pretty!

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