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Vintage quilt rescued from the thrift store...

Old 11-03-2011, 10:48 AM
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Default 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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Old 11-03-2011, 10:58 AM
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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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Old 11-03-2011, 11:02 AM
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what a find it's beautiful
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:03 AM
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What a beautiful work of art.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:04 AM
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Wow, that's a lot of work that went into that quilt. Very nice!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:06 AM
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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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