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Thread: What I saw in a thrift shop window today.

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    I took these pic's with my cell phone so they are not very good plus the sun was hitting the window.
    Both of these quilts are old and I wanted to bring them home but the items in the window are in a silent auction style. I couldn't hardly stand to see them hanging where the sun for a month was gonna be beating on them ruining them.
    I thought they were both beautiful!!

    Poor quilt is all raggy. The blocks are sail boats.
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    I had never seen 1 like this before. Iy almost looks like cheater cloth.
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    Wow, very nice, thanks for sharing. Sometimes it's amazing what you can find at a thrift shop.

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    wow! look at all the colors!!

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    The first one is a little too far gone for me but the second one is really interesting! :D
    Looks like a spools variation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    The first one is a little too far gone for me but the second one is really interesting! :D
    Looks like a spools variation.
    The blocks with the sail boats could be fixed because only the plain blocks were falling apart. I would still love to have it.

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    Somebody wasn't thinking to put them in the sun. Wonder if this will affect the bids.

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    Some people just are totaly clueless

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    Those fabrics are too frail to be in direct sunlight! Aaaargh.

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    Our church has a thrift shop The manager is a quilter-She would never put them in the sun BTW she is teaching me quilting I need to get busy!

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    Well loved quilts. What a shame that they are being exposed to the sun when they shouldn't be. Perhaps the shopkeeper doesn't know this and it may be worthwhile whispering in her ear? :shock:

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    I found an amazing feedsack quilt recently at a thrift store. I have no clue how to wash it - it is heavy when it is dry, I cannot imagine how heavy it would be when wet. I should post a picture of it.

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    I didn't realize we were so close.. I seen these quilts Tuesday when I was at Angels attic buying sheets for ragrugs.

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    maybe you should make a call to the thrift shop and let them know. They probably didn't think about the sun - only wanted to get as many "lookers" and offers as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I took these pic's with my cell phone so they are not very good plus the sun was hitting the window.
    Both of these quilts are old and I wanted to bring them home but the items in the window are in a silent auction style. I couldn't hardly stand to see them hanging where the sun for a month was gonna be beating on them ruining them.
    I thought they were both beautiful!!

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    They are not open til tuesday. But to be honest I don't know if she will listen. I will talk to the employee that I chat with from time to time.

    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    maybe you should make a call to the thrift shop and let them know. They probably didn't think about the sun - only wanted to get as many "lookers" and offers as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I took these pic's with my cell phone so they are not very good plus the sun was hitting the window.
    Both of these quilts are old and I wanted to bring them home but the items in the window are in a silent auction style. I couldn't hardly stand to see them hanging where the sun for a month was gonna be beating on them ruining them.
    I thought they were both beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna873
    I didn't realize we were so close.. I seen these quilts Tuesday when I was at Angels attic buying sheets for ragrugs.
    :-D :D :-) :)

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    I know I'm an odd ball, but I don't see the beauty in a ragged quilt. Yes, I can see what it was, in it's time, but it would never cross my mind to purchase something like that. I like new things. I always say 'the only old thing I like is my husband'.

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    How pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    I know I'm an odd ball, but I don't see the beauty in a ragged quilt. Yes, I can see what it was, in it's time, but it would never cross my mind to purchase something like that. I like new things. I always say 'the only old thing I like is my husband'.
    LOL!! I just love the older quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    I know I'm an odd ball, but I don't see the beauty in a ragged quilt. Yes, I can see what it was, in it's time, but it would never cross my mind to purchase something like that. I like new things. I always say 'the only old thing I like is my husband'.
    I can see the beauty but don't have the space or resources to give them the care they need. Unless they has sentimental value (made by a relative, etc.) I have to admire them and hope someone else will give them a good home.

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    Lovely quilts

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