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Thread: Vintage Quilt Find

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    What a great find, it definitely looks old.
    God Bless you all.
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    Always great to see quilts saved and appreciated!
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    What a wonderful find.

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    oh I`m jealous...I love your quilt!

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    What a beautiful quilt. I hope that you can get the stains out, but even if you can't, it's still a beautiful quilt.

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    It's going to a home where it will loved and appreciated.

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    Beautiful. You were indeed fortunate,

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    Great find!

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    Love your quilts, let us know how it turns out...my sister has one that our grandmother made which has the same deterioration issues.. BTW, love you quilt inspector! Is he a basset? Very unusual markings, but he/she is a cutie!

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    You are right about the date. It was made from feed sacks that feed was put in during the 1930's and 40's. A lot of quilts and clothes were made from those sacks. I have several of the ones that are in your quilt. It is certainly a nice vintage quilt. Handle with care. You can machine wash if you place it inside a super large cloth bag like a big pillow case. That way, you can let it soak awhile. I use Shout on any stains and then let it sit in some oxiclean for a while before washing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    $35!?!?!? what a fantastic find! if the stains don't come out, i wouldn't worry about it, it's a great quilt the way it is
    The stains will probably come out with the product you've already bought. If not, I can tell you I just got 30 year old coffee stains out of a handworked tablecloth. It had been washed and dried several times. It also took other stains out of some other items. The name of the product is RetroClean.
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    What a wonderful find, your puppy thinks so too!

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    Beautiful quilt. If my Grandma or Great Grandma had made it, it would NOT be in an estate sale!

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    Great that you were able to get it! I'm a little sad though when the family doesn't treasure the quilts in their family :-(
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    What a marvelous find, especially since it came from a family that you know.

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    Lucky you, that is quite the find.

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    What a fabulous find! It looks like it is made from printed feedsacks.
    ("The Dresden Plate quilt pattern was one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920s and 30s. It was first published in the 20s but not always under the name Dresden Plate. Grandmother's Sunburst, Friendship Ring, Aster, Dahlia and Sunflower are all names I've seen for this pattern." Excerpt from Dresden Plate History.)
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    Thank you all for the thoughts and wishes!! It is "Retroclean" that I purchased. Was told it is good stuff. Still have not worked on it. I am not sure what is inside, one good thing is that the base fabric and backing and binding are all intact. I wondered if it were feed sacks, some of the fabric is a little courser than regular. The quilt inspector is our "Old Man", he is 12 years old and came to stay with us about a year ago. He is Basset and, I think, Springer. He has a perfect heart one each side. He has turned into the perfect companion for DH and I. I joke that he fits right in. Old. Fat. And Lazy!!!!
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