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    Senior Member CindyinNY's Avatar
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    Years ago, I won a raffle at our church bazzar for two twin size quilts. It is cross stitched and hand quilted. I made the mistake of letting my son use one and it got ruined but I still have the other one. It's been in a zipped plastic bag and in my attic for years.
    I don't have a need for it since we don't have twin size beds anymore. I'm thinking of selling it.

    The back. Dh so kindly helped to keep the wind from blowing it. Toby had to see what he was doing, of course! :lol
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    That is very pretty but I love the last pic best :-)

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    I have no Idea what it is worth but it sure is pretty. Love your 2 helpers:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyinNY
    Years ago, I won a raffle at our church bazzar for two twin size quilts. It is cross stitched and hand quilted. I made the mistake of letting my son use one and it got ruined but I still have the other one. It's been in a zipped plastic bag and in my attic for years.
    I don't have a need for it since we don't have twin size beds anymore. I'm thinking of selling it.
    or donate it back to the church for another raffle!

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    Beautiful quilt, no clue on value, however, I would take the last pic, pull it into photoshop, write 'Merry Christmas' across the quilt and send it out for my christmas card. It's a hoot!

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    aren't hubbies grand !!!

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    Don't you have any family members or friends that you can gift it to? Any weddings coming up?

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    I've seen them sell at the Amish quilt auctions for anywhere from $350 and up.

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    My heart skipped a beat here. I have this very quilt for a full. My grandmother ( I did a little cross stitch on the boarder) did this very style for my wedding 34 years ago, in blues.
    Wonder if my kids sell what I have. really hoping not.

    Really sucked in air on this one. We celebrate when we find things at auctions and estate sales. But I have her memory of love burned in my mind as she worked so very hard to finish before my wedding.

    Good luck with your venture.

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    OMG, if you had it appraised, I think you would find it would be valued way over $1000. I was shocked when one of mine came in at $1900 and one of our group raffle quilts was $2400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    Don't you have any family members or friends that you can gift it to? Any weddings coming up?
    I don't think a twin quilt would make a good wedding gift, unless the couple were very old fashioned. :lol

    I have very little family and no friends that would want/need a twin size. I just hate to see it sit in my attic not being used but I don't have a wall for it either and it really wouldn't go with my decor at all.
    chairjogger: what a coincidence! I can understand why you cherish that quilt so much, I would too! I'll bet it is beautiful in blues!!

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    I would seriously do a search for a licensed quilt appraisals. Contact the nearest quilt museum in your area or next state. They may know who to contact. Also do a google search. It is a wonderful quilt. Sometimes at the larger quilt shows they have appraisers at the site of the show.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyinNY
    Years ago, I won a raffle at our church bazzar for two twin size quilts. It is cross stitched and hand quilted. I made the mistake of letting my son use one and it got ruined but I still have the other one. It's been in a zipped plastic bag and in my attic for years.
    I don't have a need for it since we don't have twin size beds anymore. I'm thinking of selling it.
    If there was a helper hall of fame, your hubby would be the grand display!

    BTW, beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Beautiful quilt, no clue on value, however, I would take the last pic, pull it into photoshop, write 'Merry Christmas' across the quilt and send it out for my christmas card. It's a hoot!
    Hubby's pic certainly should be used for something good.

    What about just copied for note cards from you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    That is very pretty but I love the last pic best :-)
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    Me too. And the dog seems bewildered to find to find Daddy lying on the ground. He's a very puzzled fur kid.

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    That is a very pretty quilt. I have no clue what you could get for it, but wanted to say that keeping it in a plastic bag is not a good idea. It would be better to roll or gently fold it and place it in a cotton pillowcase or sheet. Even better, keep it on a guest bed, protected from sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Beautiful quilt, no clue on value, however, I would take the last pic, pull it into photoshop, write 'Merry Christmas' across the quilt and send it out for my christmas card. It's a hoot!
    Love love love this idea!

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    if there is an up coming quilt show in your area they at times have an appraiser available- for a fee you can have your quilt appraised- then you will know what it is worth before selling it- and you can include the appraisal as part of the sale.

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    But...its only worth what someone will pay for it...
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    if there is an up coming quilt show in your area they at times have an appraiser available- for a fee you can have your quilt appraised- then you will know what it is worth before selling it- and you can include the appraisal as part of the sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Even better, keep it on a guest bed, protected from sunlight.
    There is only one bed in my house which is king size. I have no guest bedrooms.

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    You can just see poor Toby's thoughts at this strange behavior. Shouldn't mess with dog's minds like that, LOL. PS. that quilt is beautiful and packed with much hand work.

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    I would just lay it across the bottom of my bed.

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    OMG!!! I have to laugh...I also have this same quilt!!! Not sure what size it is (I'll have to check) but I bought it at a yard sale a few years ago for about $30. (I knew it was worth at least that much!) I just have it folded on a quilt rack and occasionally I hang it on my ever revolving quilt display wall. Mine has one small hole in it which I suppose I should fix. I don't know what the value is but greatly appreciated the handwork that went into it. I think it must have been a kit or one of those newspaper patterns from about the 30's. If you find any info about this, please PM me, I'd love to learn more.

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    beautiful quilt. It should not be stored in a plastic bag. I have always been told to store quilts in muslin or a pillow case. The plastic bag will damage the fabric.

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