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Old 02-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #12
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lol, yeah. She had such a good sense of humor.
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Originally Posted by Trud View Post
. She did all the artwork and hand embroidery herself, even adding in sequins and rhinestones.
40 years ago after a car accident whiplash, I embroidered a pillowcase.... since I couldn't bend my neck to see my sewing machine. It took so many hours to complete, I can't imagine how much time she put into this quilt.

It is amazing!

I would contact your local historical society or quilt club to find out the best way to display your quilt and still preserve it. Or better yet, talk to your sister.... she may prefer that you actually use it - at least for a while.

If I went to that much trouble, I'm not sure how I would feel if the recipient didn't use it....
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Thanks for the comment, Gammykatie.

She worked on it off and on for probably two years. She knows how crazy I am over it and doesn't mind that I don't use it. I worry about using it because I'm not sure how the colors in the embroidery threads and the sequins and rhinestones would hold up in the wash. After all that work, I'd rather not use it and make sure I keep it sealed up and clean. I just take it out to show it off to people now and then.

Good ideas, checking with the historical society or quilting clubs to learn how to display / preserve it.
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Red face Hi Trud

Love your Unicorn quilt. I am thinking of making one for a disabled young woman who LOVES unicorns. I have been quilting for about 10 years. Most of them go to charities.
I hang my quilts on a rod and use dry cleaning sheets to freshen them up. One brand is called Dryell. They sell ones like these in the supermarkets. You put your quilt, and the sheet in the dryer for a short time on low heat.
This takes off the dust, loose dirt, etc and freshens the fabric. Hope this helps.
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