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Thread: Thrift store find

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    Here is a partial quilt top that I found in a thrift shop. ( Not near as nice as other that have been posted).I would like to finish it and possibly use embellishments. I have pictures of some of the fabrics that I have collected. What do you think?

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    They look like that they would work. I need to start going to thrift stores! Great find.

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    Nice find! The fabrics you have look good. Have fun with it and make it your own.

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    I love your dogs. Cairn terriers? I have a Cairn I rescued from a local animal shelter.

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    I'm sorry, was there a quilt in that picture? I got sidetracked by those cute bookends on the sofa ;-)

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    I love the fabrics you picked out. I'm so glad you rescued that quilt top.

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    what a find

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    I like your helpers. Look like they are waiting for you to get busy sewing. I think they are good choices.

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    Your dogs are so cute! Are they mad at each other...They couldn't be farther apart on your couch...lol Fabrics great too.

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    Great find and yes they will intergrate very nicely!
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    I think it's lovely and your extra fabrics will give it a nice look. Very cute couch potatoes.

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    nice

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    Congratulations on your find. Your helpers were quite kind to let you get your photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skpkatydid
    Here is a partial quilt top that I found in a thrift shop. ( Not near as nice as other that have been posted).I would like to finish it and possibly use embellishments. I have pictures of some of the fabrics that I have collected. What do you think?
    I got the top finished. I would like your opinions concerning putting on 2 borders...one 2" and the other 5"? It measures 70"x84". The original pictures are on the original post. This was the worst mess , actually still is...the person making it was having trouble with tension...what a jumble of thread..Plus they didn't clip threads after sewing. And of course the seams were not uniform. So I didn't feel too concerned with my sewing...I was not going to try and make seams match. I planned all along to embellish it.

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    I don't know about the borders. That's an area that I'm never sure about. You did a great job on finishing the squares. I don't know. It's almost screaming for just a nice binding. What do you think? Perhaps that dark blue solid.

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    Maybe the darker blue finishing with the lighter blue.

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    Here is another quilt I found in a Thrift Store a few years back. I don't think I paid over $8 for it. My son and his wife are having a baby girl in May. I am going to give this to my first granddaughter. My first grandchild is a boy...just didn't feel it was appropriate for him. Wish I could say I made this because I think it is very pretty and it is the style of something I would do. (grin)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    I don't know about the borders. That's an area that I'm never sure about. You did a great job on finishing the squares. I don't know. It's almost screaming for just a nice binding. What do you think? Perhaps that dark blue solid.
    You know I think you are right about using just the dark blue binding. I will be making the backing out of the larger fabric pieces from the first listing. It is turning out better than I thought. I thought it would be hard to put in the missing blocks but it wasn't.

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    Wow, your thrift shop is tempting but it would be a long haul from here. LOL

    I've bought a couple of old quilts but they weren't nearly so pretty. Love the last one! Aren't you the lucky one!!

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