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Vintage Quilt Rescue ♦ I Think This Could Become A Problem

Old 10-15-2011, 06:23 AM
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I know that I can't rescue every one that I see, but , I fell in love with it from a distance. Actually from the banks' drive thru. A yard sale was across the street, it was being used as tablecloth. Intially I thought is was just a top. Inquired if it was for sale, she said ,"You have seen the condition it is in?". Yes :( :lol: . While she decided, I looked it over, most of the damage is at the top & bottome edge. Checked to see if it would tear easily. It was weak only on the ends. She says " How about $3, are you sure you want it?" Yes, I want it.I think it is quilted in a Clam Shell or Baptist Fan not sure, don't know if you can see the close stitching , but, it is done in rows of three close bands then a space, repeat. Haven't seen that before. Right now its in the washer soaking, WOW! a lot of really dark brown water, if it survives the soak, I plan to ...Don't hate me for this...Cut it up into a tablerunner and two pillows. Well, I could decide to just leave it intact, just cut off the damage and put a new backing and enjoy. We shall see. I love the striped sashing and the dark colors .Will post after pics if it survives. :-D
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:28 AM
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Great save:) Looks like the Baptist Fan quilting pattern to me. Love this quilt!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:30 AM
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I just LOVE to see an old quilt rescued! Whether you keep it intact, or decide to re-purpose it, I'm sure the end result will be wonderful!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:30 AM
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How lucky are you. Love it!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:33 AM
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nice save
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:34 AM
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When you cut away the damaged ends, you may be able to salvage some fabric, to use to re-inforce the weak and worn squares, simply by hand-applique the matching square over the old one. (one fabric at a time). Google "Quilt Restoration and Repair" and Ann Wasserman (AnnQuilts.com) has excellent advice and technique. Hey, you may have yourself a new special skill when you are through with this one! TAKE PHOTOS of your steps! for your own reference, and to demonstrate your talent and care with potential clients!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:49 AM
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great quilt to rescue
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:04 AM
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Nice buy.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:09 AM
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its very pretty but try to keep it as one whole quilt 8-)
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:09 AM
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Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!
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