With so many arriving I have to stay on top of them all. I know that in some cases you shouldn't launder, but as I sell these I try to give them a gentle freshen up. Some, I know you just can't and the best you can do it line air them.
So now the slipped seams will be re-stitched, popped patches and shattered squares will be carefully replaced and a few other little repairs will be done. I do not like to change the character of the quilts, I like the ageing and the irregularities of them so I tend to only do what they need.
I let the new owner decide what they would like to do.
And its a great chance to get up close and have a good look at all the amazing patterns in them. I can look at them for hours and still find prints I didn't see before.
|1920's turkey red Squares. To be made up.|
|1920 to early 1950s Strip Patch quilt with loads of Novelty Prints, Silks, Rayons and Cottons.|
|1930's Feed Sack String Patch Quilt|
|Close Up of a 1950's Block 16 Patch.|
|1950's Block 16 Patch. Novelties and Rare Mid Century Prints.|