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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8776766

After Quilter_Gal visiting a few days ago, I have laid out the quilts I inherited from my mother and realize what a treasure I have. She made many of them but there also several that have come down to me through the ancestors. Some are very worn and fragile. Others have broken threads and are pulling apart here and there. Would it be "sin" to repair these places? Of necessity it would be whip-stitch by hand.

Having been a collector of various genre for almost all my life, I know there are many things that you don't want to repair. Changes the value for future generations. Another of those many questions I think...I'll ask momma, she'll know.

Going to leave them on the guest bed for a few days to relax the folds. I hate putting them away but there are just so many ways to display and keep them safe.

My sister received a quilt made before the Civil War. She wants to display it as well but we don't know how to keep it from disintegrating. Any suggestions?
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 25, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8776841

http://www.restorequilts.com/html/1930s_cottons.html

found an answer to my question

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8776870

That's great Lou. They are such treasures...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 26, 2011
3:53 AM

Post #8777491

NEVER fold those old quilts. roll up a towel, or a "pool noodle" wrapped in muslin and roll those quilts. THe folds will cause them to wear.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8777823

Where in the world do you store them on a roll? They would be soooo long.

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