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Thread: Vintage top Find!

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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    i'm glad you're going to hand quilt it; it will be more simplistic & authentic...

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    Mine is similar that I finished. My mother's great aunt made this using scraps Mom saved up from our clothes. Most are feed sacks. I just quilted around the arches and did a simple design in center. I'm posting a pic so you can see. Bet we have some of the same fabrics.
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    I love it! Thx for sharing

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    nice fibd

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    MawMawB, I recognize some of those feed sacks!

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    Very Nice!

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    Very cool, and in excellent shape!

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    Spray those stains with Oxymagic spray and I bet they come out. I use it for a gazillion things.

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    Nice!!! Have fun with it! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaForFour
    Spray those stains with Oxymagic spray and I bet they come out. I use it for a gazillion things.
    Thx for the tip!

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    Wow, great find...lucky you..

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    Beautiful quilt top, lucky you.

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    great find

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    Wow-- you struck GOLD!! I know all the hours I spent machine piecing my double wedding ring quilts--to imagine hand-piecing them is beyond me!! I guess the orginal maker had my problem--I can make a million quilt tops, but not get them quilted!! The long-arm process is just way beyond me, (skill and $'s) and I know I can't hand quilt them or I'll have to have carpal tunnel repair!!

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    Thats great. I love the double weddingring pattern

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    Oh wow! What a treasure!

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    My mother made quilts like this from feed sacks. I can't say this is one of hers, but when she passed, my brother sold all her finished quilts and unfinished tops to an antique store, somewhere in the Carthage, MO area.

    Hope it turns out real well for you.

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    Wow lucky you. I look forward to seeing it completed. :thumbup:

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    You did good girl. Even at $79 it would have been a bargain, but $30, that's a huge score for you. So happy that it will be finished, and especially hand quilted, giving it the respect it deserves, even though the quilter is anonymous.

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    Always happy over posts that save wonderful antique quilts and make use of them, either practical or decorative. This quilt is gorgeous and will be a showpiece! Kudos to you for saving it!

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    Beautiful top! Lucky you!

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    That will finish up really pretty. There is some stuff at Joann's that will take the rust out. Treat before you start quilting to avoid mixing hand oil with the rust.

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    That is a treasure. And when you hand quilt it, it will be even more a treasure for you.

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    Nice find. It should finish up nicely!

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    very nice find!

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