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Topic: Vintage late 40's quilt top given to me :) How to finish it?  (Read 712 times)
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« on: August 29, 2009 06:16:47 PM »

My mother in law gave me a double wedding ring quilt top her great grandmother made by hand.  And she signed it with her name and date.  I love how it looks.  You can see she recycled fabrics for this and hand stitched most of it.  It has a few age spots, or i guess stains Smiley, and I am not worried about those. Gives it even more character. 

Should I hand quilt this or would it be safe to machine quilt it?  I'm starting to get scared about even trying, I don't want to mess it up.

Any suggestions would be great.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 09:33:29 PM »

I'm sure you could machine or hand quilt it.  If it is handpieced, I think I might prefer hand quilting it.  Whatever you decide, I know it will be lovely and cherished.  As for the stains, try soaking it in the bathtub with some Oxyclean.

« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009 06:51:58 AM »

Thank you.  I will try the hand soaking.  And I believe you are right.  I'll just hand quilt it.  It's waited this long to be completed it can wait until I am done hand quilting it  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009 02:38:22 PM »

i would probably hand quilt it - but most machines are pretty gentle so you would probably be okay either way.
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