trading fabric

trading fabric

Post by David and Glenys Burdic » Mon, 02 Sep 1996 04:00:00



I recently went through all of Grandma's fabric.  I have quite
a bit!  I don't think I can use it all.  There are some old
fashioned plaids and stripes.  Some interesting florals.  I
can't say that they are all beautiful, but they might be nice
as a part of a quilt.  Anyway, if you're interested, let me
know.  I can go through them and look for anything in particular
or I can describe a few in detail if you e-mail me at

Thanks!
Glenys

 
 
 

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Post by Kwilte » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>I recently went through all of Grandma's fabric.  I have quite
>a bit!  I don't think I can use it all.  There are some old
>fashioned plaids and stripes.  Some interesting florals.  I
>can't say that they are all beautiful, but they might be nice
>as a part of a quilt.  Anyway, if you're interested, let me
>know.  I can go through them and look for anything in particular
>or I can describe a few in detail if you e-mail me at


You may want to reconsider getting rid of "Grandma's" fabric.  I wish I
had a Grandma & one that sewed so I could have her scraps.  I would make
some quilt & it would always remind me of her.  Once the fabric is gone it
is gone forever & so is that little piece of your grandma.  I dont know
how old you are--but you could even make a baby quilt for yours or a
neice/nephews or cousins--that way the fabric still stays within the
family where it may be appreciated more.  Family members can even sit
around the quilt & reminous (sp?) about old times & what grandma made with
that individual peice of fabric.

Please reconsider.  Because I do not have a grandmother but my DH
does--she doesnt sew---I have staken claim to her cotton clothes when she
passes on so I can make something from them so we can always have a peice
of grandma with us.

Colleen

 
 
 

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Post by Rowa » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Now, that makes me wonder if the girls at that garage sale Saturday
will regret what they are doing.  The sale wasn't listed as an actual
Garage sale, but as Quilt pieces, which got me to go by.  I didn't
find anything I could use, as I use cotton fabric only and most of the
bags were pre***ly polyester.  Apparently all the fabric, some
already cut into small squares, came from Grandma.  I'm not sure if
she had recently passed away or if they had put her in a nursing home
and didn't ask. The only think I found that I could use was a shelf
unit so I can organize my library/office/temp. sewing room.

Quote:
>You may want to reconsider getting rid of "Grandma's" fabric.  I wish I
>had a Grandma & one that sewed so I could have her scraps.  I would make
>some quilt & it would always remind me of her.  Once the fabric is gone it
>is gone forever & so is that little piece of your grandma.  I dont know
>how old you are--but you could even make a baby quilt for yours or a
>neice/nephews or cousins--that way the fabric still stays within the
>family where it may be appreciated more.  Family members can even sit
>around the quilt & reminous (sp?) about old times & what grandma made with
>that individual peice of fabric.
>Please reconsider.  Because I do not have a grandmother but my DH
>does--she doesnt sew---I have staken claim to her cotton clothes when she
>passes on so I can make something from them so we can always have a peice
>of grandma with us.
>Colleen

 
 
 

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Post by JUDY KELLY-NOB » Sat, 28 Sep 1996 04:00:00


I'm gladsomeone ekse kives their memories of Grandma like I do.  My
own mother has now lost her sight and stopped needlework.
What I have done for years is collect the old family embroierey (eg,
pieces of teatowels, edges off sheets and pillow cases, worn out
pieces, cutwork pieces, etc.
I am making them into a crazy quilt ext different - all pieces o
family work.  I've included a few pieces of prety little hankies, and
will eventually put a few family doilies on it too.  I starte with
very white in one corner and am working towards pink in another and
blue in the last, so will be very pastel.  I have recently been given
a fairly large pioece made for a small wall*** of a cross
stitched pheasant, so may have t alter my plan and put it in the
middle
I treasure every piece, and have incluede some of my own
anyone like that idea?
Garage sales are good places to pick up pieces for this.  Don't
overlook those little gemshappy quilting judy

 
 
 

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Post by set.. » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I'm gladsomeone ekse kives their memories of Grandma like I do.  My
>own mother has now lost her sight and stopped needlework.
>What I have done for years is collect the old family embroierey (eg,
>pieces of teatowels, edges off sheets and pillow cases, worn out
>pieces, cutwork pieces, etc.
>I am making them into a crazy quilt ext different - all pieces o
>family work.  

snip

I make mini quilts or***s from embroidered scraps, old fabric
including feed sacks, and new stuff.  I made on based on a
flamenco dancer hand towel, with feed sack roses and
toreadors.  Can you imagine buying flour or feed covered
with toreadors!!??  Anyway I put random blocks together
to form the top.  I have several themes collected, Mexico,
Japan, and Colorado.  I need to get back to work on them.
But like the crazy quilt, it's a wonderful way to use odd
pieces and meaningful family things.
Good luck,
Susan

 
 
 

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Post by Steve and Ter » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


: What I have done for years is collect the old family embroierey (eg,
: pieces of teatowels, edges off sheets and pillow cases, worn out
: pieces, cutwork pieces, etc.
: I am making them into a crazy quilt ext different - all pieces o
: family work.  I've included a few pieces of prety little hankies, and
: will eventually put a few family doilies on it too.  I starte with
: very white in one corner and am working towards pink in another and
: blue in the last, so will be very pastel.  I have recently been given
: a fairly large pioece made for a small wall*** of a cross
: stitched pheasant, so may have t alter my plan and put it in the
: middle

I do like this idea -- I've got the curtains my mother made for my
nursery -- they're made from feed sacks, and embroidered with kittens
doing domestic things (from transfer patterns like Aunt Martha's.)  I
plan to turn them into a quilt someday, when I've come up with a good
design for it.  She could afford "better" ones by the time my sister
came along, but I value the ones she made more, needless to say.

Terri

--
Steve and Terri Carl