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Thread: The "Trash Quilt"

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    The "Trash Quilt"

    Here's a couple of photos of a quilt that I finished quilting the other day for my mother-in-law. She found the quilt top in the trash at a school that she worked out a few years ago and fished it out and saved it. She showed the quilt top to me a couple of years ago and I told her I'd quilt it for her. So, I finally did. I could tell by the weave of some of the fabrics that they're authentic feedsack material. So this quilt looks like classic 1930s.

    As they say "One man's trash is another man's treasure." I think it's beautiful.
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    What a great find.

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    Nice. I wish I had some of those fabrics today.

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    I am sure that she loves it. Great save. BrendaK
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    I am so glad she found it and saved it. It is a beautiful quilt that did not deserve to be thrown away.

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    That is crazy how someone threw this quilt top in the trash! I am so glad that your mom was there to rescue it! Thanks for showing us how lovely it is all finished eddie. What a nice job you did on it.
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    Nice save! So good of you to quilt it, it looks like a homey , wants to be used quilts.

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    One man's trash is anothers treasure. It's a great find. It came out beautifully after quilting. Perfection is overrated. Look how lovely it looks like quilted. Wonderful job on the quilting.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Tell her thank you for saving that beautiful quilt from the land fill.
    A true treasure.
    You did a wonderful job quilting it.
    Veronica

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    I love it....now that is trash!! LOL I understand why she saved it....

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    Yes, a definite great find. Love the fabrics.

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    I love this! My kind of colors. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great save to be sure, I have saved some from yards sales that are so ugly it's not possible to be pretty, some that are so pretty you wonder why they will part with them.
    But this one is truely beautiful.
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    It is beautiful...good job quilting it.
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    It is a beautiful quilt! Who in the world would throw such a lovely quilt top away??? It's beyone me.....lucky that your MIL found it!

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    It is a beautiful quilt, we could use some of those old fabrics today.
    Retired & enjoying life

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    What a pretty quilt! You did a wonderful job with the quilting. It looks so cozy. Everyone is right-one man's trash is another's treasure.

    Pat

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    How wonderful that you were able to save the quilt. Some people just don't appreciate the treasures they have.
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    Beautiful! It would be a treasure to me also! Great find!

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    Wow! Great save!

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    The first thing out of my mouth when I saw the quilt was OHoooooooooooooooooooooooo. It is gorgeous and you are so lucky to have it

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    It is hard to believe that someone would throw this away, glad it has found a new home. Your quilting is great!

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    Yep - I agree. Lovely colourings.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    What a great quilt. Don't you wonder why anyone would throw it in the trash.

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    What a colorful quilt, love all the fabrics that are in it and what a find your mom made that day.
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