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Thread: Vintage top Find!

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    I found a vintage double wedding ring feed sack top (hand pieced) at an Antique store. The lady had mispriced it she accidently put the lot number instead of price number but she upheld her mistake and I purchased this top for $30.00 instead of $79.00. I am pretty sure it all authenetic feedsack and know its handpieced and I am going to finish the quilt by handquilting it. But if anybody has any input that would be great! thx

    It does a few rust looking stains but not bad at all for the age and no tear or rips
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    Oooh! Great find! So happy this top gets to be a quilt!!

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    Wow, it is wonderful. I'm glad someone who will appreciate it, found it

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    Wow what a find. Where is that shop? :)

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    That's a beauty!! They sure look like feedsacks to me.
    What a bargain!! :D:D I'm happy for you.

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    WOW! nice.

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    Looks like feedsacks to me. I wore feedsack dresses in the 40s.

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    beautiful discovery!

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    really neat great deal too nice that she honered her mistake

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    LUCKY YOU!!!! What a treasure!!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt top you rescued!
    I'm trying to remember the quilting on the one I slept under for years. I know the white areas were echo quilted 1/4" from the seam with an X in the "football" and cross-hatching on the larger white area. The squares were also done with an X. What I don't remember is the quilting on the arcs. It may have been stitched in the ditch creating a vertical pattern on the back or else parallel lines following the curve of the arc in a more horizontal or circular design. Very simply done, no fancy designs.

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    Great find!

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    Lucky, lucky you! Beautiful piece! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    It's wonderful that you rescued it! It's very beautiful!
    Enjoy!

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    What a treasure....good for you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Wow, it is wonderful. I'm glad someone who will appreciate it, found it
    I totally agree! BTW I was given an all by hand feedsack top and had a chance to ask an official quilt price expert about it. She said that either hand or machine quilting would have the same value, if well done. I handed it over to a local LA pro who quilted it for a local fundraiser.

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    that is great

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    OOOOOOOO Very nice!!!

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    Great find

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    What a wonderful find. I think hand quilting is the way to go.

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    Only a lover of quilts would be so thrilled. Nice to know someone will finish it.

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    Terrific find!

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    Pretty.

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    Score !!! Congrats!!!

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    oh my..it needs some TLC for sure, but a great find...one of my all time faves!

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