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Thread: Remeber these from the 1960's

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    Super Member rosemaynes's Avatar
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    A customer dropped this quilt off to me a week ago. She has had it in a closet for more then 20 years. Her Mom how has pasted made it from that kit that has the blue dots all over it. The blue dots would tell you where to do the cross stitch and in this kit it told me where to do the quilting. This is a full size quilt and it still has alllllll those blue dots all over it. (I don't know if now that it has been quilted and can be washed, that they well come out.) Does anyone still make these any more?

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    I would try to wash it on gentle cycle. The blue dots are suppose to wash out. My mom has done several like this and the dots washed out for her. It's a beautiful quilt!

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    I have several pkgs of preprinted blocks. I don't want to hand do them though if i ever get to finishing them. I hope to somehow do them on my machine. or else they will end up going to charity.

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    That is beautiful and your quilting really enhances the handwork.

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    This is very beautiful, I don't know about the blue dots, but do hope they wash out, love the quilt and quilting.

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    That is a lovely quilt - hope the dots come out for you.

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    That is beautiful.

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    Ooooh . . . I remember! So beautiful!

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    It would be worth trying vinegar on those blue dots (with a soft toothbrush). Might work......

    I remember those kits, but wouldn't make one today!

    It sure finished up beautifully, though. The quilting really helps; gorgeous!

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    My mother made one of these for each of her grandchildren before she passed away. I have them put away until they show some interest. I am VERY worried about washing these. I am afraid the cross stitching will come loose.

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    Because its so old the blue dots could be permanent due to all the times it was exposed to heat. Your quilting has really enhanced the quilt. Looks great.

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    This is really pretty. A very nice design.
    I have one my mom started. I finished the embroidery and am now hand quilting it. I think the dots will come out but it may take more than one washing.

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    Nice job. These are still a available. Check hershners catalog for some.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    I sleep under a quilt like that (stamped and then hand embroidered and hand quilted). It was made by my aunt over 30 years ago and has been machine washed a million times and the blue dots are still there. Yes, they still make blocks that you can hand embroider and they are done with a turquoise dye - so don't know if they are permanent or not.

    This quilt is SO SOFT - and I absolutely love it knowing that my dear aunt made it by her own hands.

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    It's a beautiful quilt and your quilting is awesome!

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    A beautiful gorgeous quilt. I would not use a toothbrush on it, if the blue dots don't wash out, then I would leave them in. Try soak it for about 5 minutes and only agitate for a few minutes, I wouldn't take any chance in ruining it. totally not worth it just to get out the dots.

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    I am cross stitching 2 different stamped quilts now and have finished one ready for someone with a long armed to quilt for me(king). Yes, when you wash them in cold water the blue dots will come out and you can dry the quily on delicate cycle in your dryer.

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    very pretty

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    Some of the older ones will be hard to get the blue dots out. I have heard about a mixture using buttermilk that is supposed to work to get these out. I can't remember what the mixture is though. I have it written down somewhere in case I ever need it. If you need some help getting them out, I will look for those directions.

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    Wow...it's beautiful!

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