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Old 06-24-2022, 03:23 AM
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Same here, when I started I was using sewing scraps. First quilt had Indian print bedspread fabric, lining fabric, whatever. It was used on our bed. Over the year I must have replaced 50% of the pieces.
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Old 06-24-2022, 04:27 AM
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I love to see quilts that have been used up! The love lingers on somewhere.
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Old 06-25-2022, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kalady View Post
I was so startled when I saw this quilt as it is almost identical to one my son had . My MIL made it by hand for him as a baby/little boy. He loved it SO much that I repaired it many times and finally it started to disintegrate. I took a picture of it for the scrapbook.
I encased it in new fabric, but it just wasn't the same. He was so sad, I asked him if he wanted to give it to a doggy who was cold and needed it. We went to an animal shelter and he picked out who would receive it, and everyone was happy.
What a wonderful way to handle a childís sadness. I still have the quilt my grandma made me 30 years later. Itís a carefully folded (to hide all the stains) display.
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Old 06-26-2022, 05:56 PM
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That must have been difficult to take out blocks of an already quilted quilt. It looks terrific. I'll bet your daughter is very happy.

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Old 08-13-2022, 09:44 AM
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so happy for you that you were able to restore it. It is back to being a wonderful quilt. Can see why your daughter loves it.
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Old 08-14-2022, 09:12 AM
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Wow you did a great job repairing the well-loved quilt. I hope it last even longer this time.
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Old 08-21-2022, 01:49 AM
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You did a great job. I visited my brother recently and came home with a quilt I made him many years ago. It is falling apart. I think I will cut it down to crib-sized to give to charity. I have repaired other quilts, but this process is not my favorite or my best work. Kudos to you!
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