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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrothead
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni M
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    We have a quilt like the first one. It is the next to be repaired. Was done by Grandmother and belongs to my daughter now. This pattern is very hard to do. I am glad it does not take as many squares as the one I am working on now.
    I'd love to see a picture of yours.
    Okay I'll post a picture. One thing I was going to add on most of our vintage quilts the binding was cut from the same fabric as the backing. The backings are mostly colored muslin. It is so soft when worn a little.
    You can see the bad spots on the quilt. If one part of the star is bad, the whole star needs to be replaced. This quilt is not large and I asked my daughter if she would like to have a border on it so it would be larger and she said it is the perfect size to cuddle up with on the couch to study or watch a movie. (She is almost finished with her Masters.)
    Oh Sue!

    Yours is a beauty! Thank you for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebelle162002
    Wow! beautiful quilts, it is a shame that last one is stained.
    I have a plan of attack to get the stain out AFTER it has been quilted and bound. Wish me luck! I'll post a before and after pic if it works.

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    Hi Jenni,
    Hope you and your family are well.
    Wow, what a great find. The last one's block blows my mind. Be sure to share once you get them quilted.
    Take care,
    Denise

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseB
    Hi Jenni,
    Hope you and your family are well.
    Wow, what a great find. The last one's block blows my mind. Be sure to share once you get them quilted.
    Take care,
    Denise
    Hi Denise:

    We are doing pretty well. That block is really something isn't it? Praying it somes clean...even if it doesn't, I still love it!

    By the way, might be time for a Spring print purse soon!

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    You got a great bargain! I think the muslin on the back, and a solid color that is close to those in the top, would make for nice binding. Please do share pics with us when they are done! :)

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    The back looks like it has NO threads!
    What did it get sewn together with?
    Is that what the back of your quilt tops look like? Mine show sewing stitches from the machine, and little knots and thread cuts' tails. Not to mention little ironing errors and the occasional time the machine gobbled up a seam which should have lain flat.
    uh-oh...this hiding of thread was not in the 1980 quilt book and not in the 2010 quilt book I go by as a newbie.
    Please advise before I sail along and make more mistakes!
    Thanks
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    What a find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    If they had been quilted when they were made, they most likely would have had a muslin backing. My grandma called it domestic.

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    great find you were sure lucky to find these

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    Lucky you - great quilts.

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    Lucky you.

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    First, I love the quilt tops!. I would soak the stained one in some oxi clean. I think plain white muslin would be appropriate for these quilts. Are you going to hand quilt them?
    Great find! :thumbup: :D

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    They do make one think of hand quilting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    First, I love the quilt tops!. I would soak the stained one in some oxi clean. I think plain white muslin would be appropriate for these quilts. Are you going to hand quilt them?
    Great find! :thumbup: :D

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    Wow! What a deal for such beauties.

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    Those are beautiful and I do hope you are planning to hand quilt them. It would be a shame to machine quilt. shesewcrazi

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    You're right about getting a bargain! I like the idea of a solid for the binding. You could go with a small print for the backing or muslin. They are beautiful!

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    Fantastic buy! That last quilt must have been a work of pure love as it looks like it is hand stitched? Congratulations on a worthwhile investment/collection. They are all beautiful!:thumbup:

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    Lucky girl. Wonderful quilts. Can't wait to see them quilted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew
    The back looks like it has NO threads!
    What did it get sewn together with?
    Is that what the back of your quilt tops look like? Mine show sewing stitches from the machine, and little knots and thread cuts' tails. Not to mention little ironing errors and the occasional time the machine gobbled up a seam which should have lain flat.
    uh-oh...this hiding of thread was not in the 1980 quilt book and not in the 2010 quilt book I go by as a newbie.
    Please advise before I sail along and make more mistakes!
    Thanks
    Sue
    Hi Sue!

    Your post made me giggle! Oh yes, there are threads, but there are so many tiny diamonds sewn together! Also, the way the seams are laying seem to camoflauge the threads. I am a newbie too, I've only been making quilt tops since last since last August or September. I am in love with the art! Anyway...keep sailing!

    Jen

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    Aren't those wonderful? Thanks for sharing! I dearly love old quilts. What history!

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    Someone spent a lot of time and love creating these. I think a muslin backing would be a wise choice. Maybe pick any color for the binding thats in the top. Maybe a tan to brown on the orange one. That period had a lovely she of green. Whoever the lady was she would be proud that you are seeing them finished and used.

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    Those are beauties :)

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    Absolutely love the orange one!! It screams "personality" Great find :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni M
    I found these hand pieced vintage quilt tops at a local antique store today. The owner sold all three of them to me for $70. I think it was a bargain and I am excited to have them quilted. One of the tops has some staining on it which I have addressed in the main section and asked for cleaning tips. However, I wanted you all to take a look at these little beauties and tell me what you think.

    Also, would you back them with a simple muslin and bind with a solid color?
    I can not believe you got the third one for anything under a couple hundred dollars. stains or no stains.

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