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Thread: Vintage Feed Sack Quilt quilted!

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    Super Member aorlflood's Avatar
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    Vintage Feed Sack Quilt quilted!

    I purchased this vintage feed sack quilt top at an estate auction in 2007 for $2.00!!!

    It had not been cut or sewn together precisely and didn't lay flat, so I "nipped & tucked" it and got it reasonably flat. I also added the cream calico print outer border to make it large enough for a full-sized bed.

    I FMQ'd it using a thrift store-purchased sheet for backing (I used the sheet wrong side out to tone down the brightness of the stripes) and used W & N cotton batting.

    It is a gift for my sister. She lets us use her vacation condo in FL and I made it for the bed in her guest room!

    I love the way it turned out! I hope the person who made the top would be happy with the way it turned out!
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    What an awesome quilt. Love it.
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    WOW! gorgeous quilt, you did a great job finishing it and the backing blends really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood View Post
    I purchased this vintage feed sack quilt top at an estate auction in 2007 for $2.00!!!

    It had not been cut or sewn together precisely and didn't lay flat, so I "nipped & tucked" it and got it reasonably flat. I also added the cream calico print outer border to make it large enough for a full-sized bed.

    I FMQ'd it using a thrift store-purchased sheet for backing (I used the sheet wrong side out to tone down the brightness of the stripes) and used W & N cotton batting.

    It is a gift for my sister. She lets us use her vacation condo in FL and I made it for the bed in her guest room!

    I love the way it turned out! I hope the person who made the top would be happy with the way it turned out!

    Well spent $2.
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    That came out beautiful! I love your choice for the backing and the quilting is lovely. How did you do the pretty label? It looks hand-lettered.
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    What a beautiful quilt.....wonderful job

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    it came out very nice great job!
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    Absolutely beautiful! What a lucky sister!

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    Gorgeous traditional quilt! A wonderful gift!
    Helen T.

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    That is lovely. Simple and elegant.
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    I'm a vintage feedsack lover so of course.........just love your quilt. You did a wonderful job and the end result is just great. Your sister will do the happy dance when she opens this gift.

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    Love it!!!

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    WOW - Just beautiful, thank you for sharing, colors are just terrific
    Have a Blessed day
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    It's a beautiful quilt! Love how it turned out - it makes me want to wrap up in it with a good read.
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    A truly wonderful thank you gift. The quilt is a treasure.
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    That is so pretty!

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    This is an absolutely beautiful quilt and to think for $2.00. Wow!

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    Who ever made this quilt would be so, so proud to see what you did with it. It is fabulous and anyone would be very proud to own it. The fabric you added is perfect and the backing is also perfect for the quilt and so thrifty. It is a lovely quilt indeed. Great job.

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    OOh IT WOUld be hard for me to give that quilt up. I love it.

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    Ditto what oma66 and all the others said. I agree about having trouble giving it up. But at least it is still in the family.
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    Just love it and the backing looks wonderful too.

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    WOW, I love this quilt. Good job and great price.

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    Simply beautiful. Do you know the name of the pattern?

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    you did a wonderful job with that gorgeous quilt
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    It is amazing! What a find!

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