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Old 06-28-2011, 04:21 AM
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I had posted a while back looking for batik pattern suggestions, but wanted to finally include a picture. I wasn't sure if anyone see it on the old post, so sorry if I screwed up doing this!

Also, I have included a few yard sale finds and could use suggestions on the baby quilt :)

Antique Iron $3 and 2y fabric $.25 :)
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Vintage Baby Quilt $3
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Should I take the blocks apart? Stitching is not so nice..
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:40 AM
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Is the entire quilt whip stitched like that or just part of it? That would be a lot of restitching but if the fabric is in good shape it would probably be worth it. Is it quilted?
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:43 AM
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I like the original primitive look (the stitches).
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:51 AM
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We always want things to "look nice", many years a quilt was made for warmth. I guess depends on how you want to use it. I have 3 quilts made for me by my mothers 90+ year old neighbor. She hand stitched all three, a twin, full and queen. The stitches are quite uneven, but the work that went into it is unbelievable.
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Unless you're planning on using it, no, leave it be. The stitches may not be up to the standards of many, but someone was once proud of that quilt!
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I would leave it just the way it is. I treasure the things that other people just kick to the curbside. I think about all the time this woman spent stitching this and it makes me want to cherish it like her family should have.
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Leave it just how you found it. Its a treasure and should be cherished.
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That's a treasure. Instead of redoing THAT quilt, I'd find fabrics with that "flavor" and create a fraternal twin. ;)
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I think I would leave it as is. Gives it plenty of character.
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This looks to me that a child did the sewing. I would not change it, Just mho.
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