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Thread: Vintage Quilt Find.........Photos!!!!

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    Well I finally got it today from the yard sale today!!

    After a couple of washings with steam treat and an extra rinse cycle or two it is ready to love!! :D :D :D

    Billy
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    A beautiful find! Enjoy!

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    From the best I can tell it was all hand sewn and I know the lady who donated it and she is trying to find out who made it and when.

    Any ideas as to the year it was made?

    Billy

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    Awesome, how did you clean it???

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    Billy, Those are beautiful. Any idea how old? What, if you don't mind my asking, did you pay?

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    That is beautiful. I love the pattern.

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    Billy, I would guess 40's based on the fabrics....

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Awesome, how did you clean it???
    You're probably going to cringe when I tell you but.......

    I have the newest HE Kenmore front loaders from sears that have the 5 way motion washing, you know the ones in their commercials. Well I ran it through with the steam and the 2nd rinse with regular Sams brand laundry detergent and dried it on the normal setting. Both pieces had stains on them so I hit them with the Shout Advanced Gel and sprayed the entire quilt with shout before washing.

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    Shout is amazing and totally underrated. Once my (now ex) husband got motor oil all soaked into his white t-shirt his daughter had gotten him for fathers day.. I soaked it in shout and washed it in Arm & Hammer detergent (twice) and got ALL of the grease out.. no stain left at all.

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    Awesome finds Billy!!! Such beautiful quilts, I am happy that you rescued them :D:D:D

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    ~flinch~ It was made in 2007-2008...in China...I have the same quilt on my bed right now...a Christmas gift from a friend on Christmas 2008...
    Since the second one has some of the same fabrics, I would assume the same thing for it...

    They really are pretty quilts!

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    Oh dear!

    :oops: :cry:

    Well, they are still pretty.

    Billy, I really like your furniture. Very comfy looking.

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    I see you got the photos up. They are beautiful, no matter when they were made! :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    ~flinch~ It was made in 2007-2008...in China...I have the same quilt on my bed right now...a Christmas gift from a friend on Christmas 2008...
    Since the second one has some of the same fabrics, I would assume the same thing for it...

    They really are pretty quilts!
    Son of a $%^$@!!!!!

    I went over it with a fine tooth comb and was trying to figure out how they did certain things and found the blocks are mismatched they used muslin for the backing. But know tags or places where tags were.

    Lord knows how many little kids were beaten in the sweatshop while they were making this thing............there is a lot of work involved in this.

    Billy

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    Billy, the best thing you can do with that quilt is to use it. The $ YOU paid for it didn't contribute to the sweatshops, that was done in the original purchase of it. There is a lot of work in the hand quilting on them, I believe they were machine pieced tho.
    Mine came with pillow shams...

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    I will agree to the machine piecing part. I tugged at the piecing and the stitches were too uniform for hand and they were tight.

    I think I am going to give this to the principle of our school because it matched her decor and she liked it so much. Even though I am making her a quilt to trade for a BARELY USED Singer 500A in cabinet with all of the accessories.

    It even comes with the warranty papers and original bill of sale!

    Billy

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    Billy, Billy, Billy!! Whatever am I going to do with you? You keep collecting MY machines!
    Guess I'll just have to go check out that barn this week...~sigh~ ;) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Billy, Billy, Billy!! Whatever am I going to do with you? You keep collecting MY machines!
    Guess I'll just have to go check out that barn this week...~sigh~ ;) :lol:
    I dont know Charlee, you wanna know which quilt I am trading for the machine?!?

    My Snails Trail I am making for resale. It is going to be a king size with full drape but I still should not have more than $15 in the entire quilt!! My labor is just playtime as far as I am concerned so I think I will come out okay on this one!!

    Billy

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    ACK!! SUCH a DEAL!! :lol: My quilts are playtime for me too...most of the time anyway....isn't it cool to have such a value put on one of your "toys"? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    ...isn't it cool to have such a value put on one of your "toys"? :)

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    What a beautiful find. I'm glad you gave it a home.

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    nice

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