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    Super Member jcrow's Avatar
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    I usually finish them and then don't want to give them to anyone because I'm embarrassed about them. I have a few just sitting in my closet with no one I would dare give them to.
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    Senior Member leakus's Avatar
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    I bought expensive batiks for a quilt for my sister. Then I fuse some yellow flowers on top of the background I made. I hated it. I still have the unfinished top but decided I will rip it off and re-use the fabric on other projects. It took me a good 2 years to decide to rip it off and I haven't done it yet. I guess if I came up with a design for the fabric it will be much easier to do it.
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    Yes, I have made quilts that I regret the color choice, but others loved them. I now know that I personally prefer quilts that have a great deal of white in them. I know what types of quilts I like and what I don't like. Since I quilt just for me, I make quilts with the colors that I like and they mainly turn out OK.....now.

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    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
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    I would not rip, I would finish the quilt, you might grow to love it. If you don't feel like using it now, store it and maybe use it when company comes and you need extra bedding. Can't have too many quilts when guests come.

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    Senior Member rush88888's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    My first quilt is still sitting because I do not like my fabric choice.
    i say finish it up, donate it or throw it out. in any event, it would be out of your house, and you will be able to focus your energy on the positive experiences. i know that this kind of negative energy bogs me down.

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    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
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    I tell my LA. Quilter that i dont want to see the quilting thread. I want to see the fabric. Live and learn..

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    Since I make a lot of quilts for Linus, I figure if I'm not all that crazy about my fabric choice, I'll still go ahead and finish it. Someone, somewhere is bound to like it

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    Yes, this has happened to me. But, LOL, for me, I am way too lazy to tear something apart and way too A type personality to not get a project finished. I belong to a quilting group and someone there always loves whatever it is I am not liking...lol...so I send it home with them and they finish it. Then we always bring whatever we have completed to share and so eventually it shows back up at the quilting group and looks great! Win win for everyone!

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    Hi there..you know if that is all that bothers you , you can take a fabric pen or crayon and color the threads on the back. I know that is allot of work but it seems tons less work than tearing it all out..good luck..

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    Chicago, IL
    Same thing happened to me too. Bought material on an impulse at the end of a quilt show and once I got home really didn't like it. Finished the quilt but it went to charity. Live and learn. Nice to know that happens to other people too.

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