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    Vintage quilt rescued from the thrift store...

    Last Saturday DH & I were out "thrifting" when I found this quilt. It was very yellowed from old storage stains and looked like it possibly may have even had some water stains. It was picked up by 2 other people and rejected by both before I finally got my hands on it. When I picked it up, the other 2 people turned up their noses and said "it's stained".

    But I know better! I've bought lots of vintage linens in my lifetime and I know a nice Oxi-Clean soak does wonders!

    This is what the quilt looks like now after soaking overnight. It is full-sized, all hand embroidered and hand quilted. There is no label but in the doorway of the house, in blue permanent marker, is written "The Hammill's".

    I don't know who made this, but it is now in my home and on my bed. Yes, it is small for my queen-sized bed, but we don't care....It's got 3 other quilts underneath it so it's more of a "covering"! There are no pulled threads or popped stitches and looks like it has never been used before!
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    Wonderful save! Just emptied my box of washing soda, my next purchase will be Oxy-clean. Looks like it did a great job on yout quilt. Thanks for the advice.

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    what a find it's beautiful

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    What a beautiful work of art.
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    Wow, that's a lot of work that went into that quilt. Very nice!!
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    It is a wonderful quilt. So lucky you found it. That was a lot of work to end up tossed aside.

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    What a masterpiece! Bless you for rescuing it, and thanks for the Oxy-Clean soak.

    It's a quilter's nightmare to think that the ton of work and love you put into a quilt might end up
    cast off. So glad some of them get rescued and revered.

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    Oh, wow, beautiful and a lot of time went into that one. Looks good as new to me. Great save!
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    Exactly what my thoughts were reading the post!!!!! This is a beautiful quilt and look at all of the work put into making it, very.

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    What a masterpiece! Bless you for rescuing it, and thanks for the Oxy-Clean soak.

    It's a quilter's nightmare to think that the ton of work and love you put into a quilt might end up
    cast off. So glad some of them get rescued and revered.

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    What a beautiful find. I can't believe someone got rid of it.

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    Lucky you! It certainly is a beautiful find. Treasure it as the maker obviously did.

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    Talk about a diamond in the rough! Stained or not, the workmanship is unbelieveable. So glad that you got your hands on it!
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    Wow so beautiful and clean lol

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    I have an identical quilt that my Mom started and I finished (probably 30 years later). It was a kit from a "Lee Ward" catalog. It was my first attempt at hand quilting and there are places that I need to repair, but I love it. Glad you have saved the twin to my quilt.

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    What a absolutely beautiful quilt. It breaks my heart thinking of someone doing all that beautiful work and it ending up in a thrift store.

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    For goodness sakes who in their right mind would pass that over. It's a very pretty quilt. Lucky you.

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    What a great find. Why in the world would anyone throw this away?
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    One woman's trash is another woman's treasure! And I know you already treasure it.
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    Lovely quilt. I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that went into making it. Bless you for saving it.
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    OH...and I forgot to tell you all the price...$24.95!!!!

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    Oh, isn't it beautiful. So glad it found a home with someone to love it.

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    Oh my, what a nice job you did cleaning that quilt up. It's a beautiful piece of work. Enjoy.

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    Glad you rescued that one. It's a beauty.

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    What a wonderful treasure you found. Sort of wish they could tell their stores but some of them would probably be heartbreaking!! Glad you were able to restore it!
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    People just don't reeasure labors of love sometimes...it is beautiful!!!!
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