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Thread: Thought some of you might like to see this old quilt

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    I was told that this quilt was made by her MIL's grandmother. She's in her 40's. I'm guessing that some of these materials could be 40-60 years old. I had a time getting it to lay flat to quilt it. I had to square it up before and after quilting. There are a lot of stains. I don't bind for anyone but myself, only when I have to due to severe arthritis. She wanted me to bind the quilt also so all I could do was machine sew the binding on. It didn't turn out so bad because she wanted flannel batting and that made it thin enough to not have any trouble stitching in the ditch and catching the back. This is the second time I've used flannel batting and I rather like the way it feels after quilting. I did a freehand feather meander from edge to edge. The poor quilt was falling apart but I think it turned out rather well, considering the condition. I'd better tell her not to try and wash it, huh? She's giving it back to her ex-MIL for as a gift.
    My DH says it looks a lot like the quilts his grandmother used to make.
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    I have a star quilt from MIL's grandmother. The colors in yours are very similar to the colors in mine. Nice job putting it together and thanks for the tip with the flannel. I may do the same.

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    I love it

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    That's fantastic!

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    Very nice, great job with the feathers!

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    I love that old fashioned look!!! That's what I strive for in some of mine.

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    Love the quilt. Awdesome quilting job.

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    Jackie--It is fantastic!! I love how you quilted it. I am sure the owner really appreciates everything you had to do to make it "work". Wonderful job!! :D

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    Beautiful quilting!!! What an awesome treasure!!! :D :D :D

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    That's pretty and you did a great job, as always!

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    Awesome quilt. And I love your quilting (as always)

    So, I'm confused about the flannel batting. Are you just using a piece of flannel off a bolt or is there such a thing as quilt backing made from flannel?

    Yeah, I know, I tend to stay confused :oops: :oops: :oops:


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    Your quilting is always so goregous! It's a pretty quilt!

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    Wow!! Such an old quilt! Great work. The family will treasure it!

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    Your quilting reflects the time period of the fabrics very well. They're going to be more than pleased with the result.

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    Beautiful. I hope they know they have a treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Awesome quilt. And I love your quilting (as always)

    So, I'm confused about the flannel batting. Are you just using a piece of flannel off a bolt or is there such a thing as quilt backing made from flannel?

    Yeah, I know, I tend to stay confused :oops: :oops: :oops:
    Don't feel bad, I don't know enough yet myself. I do know there is quilting flannel much like they used to use years ago. Any place that sells quilting fabric should carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    Your quilting reflects the time period of the fabrics very well. They're going to be more than pleased with the result.
    Thanks Barb. I wasn't sure what design to use so I just went for feathers. I should have done my homework for period quilting. I did find out that a quilt is dated by the latest fabric used in the quilt.

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    Thank you all for the kinds words. It did make me feel good to bring it to life so the present owner can enjoy it and care for it.

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    It is awesome Jack!!! I so LOVE your feathers!!!! The ex-MIL will be thrilled!!!! :D

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    Jackie you have made someone very proud to have it finally finished. Great job as always
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