Spotts on Quilt

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ButchL wrote
on 5 Sep 2013 11:52 AM

I have inherited my Grandmother's hand painted quilt. When mom passed away, I found it on a top shelf in her closet. It has several stains " looks like rust" , can I put this quilt in the washer or dry clean it. I can remember when my Grand Mother quilted the quilt. The squares are hand painted birds and flowers. Grandma died in 1974, who knows here mom had the quilt. I have taken pictures, if needed. I would guess the quilt is late 60s' or very early 70s. I really want to preserve the quilt. My local quilter friends looked and said as more skilled quilters. Any help would mean a whole lot to me and my daughters. Thanks, Butch L.

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Muppin wrote
on 13 Sep 2013 9:56 AM

Hi Butch L.

Without knowing the type of stain, and your desire to preserve the quilt, you could perhaps take the quilt to a local museum where someone who works in preservation could assist you.   We would not want to tell you to wash the quilt only to see it ruined.  I would talk to an expert in fabric preservation, and a local museum might be your best bet.

Thanks,

Cheryl / Muppin

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