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Thread: to the dogs..oh well

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    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
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    well mine were sold on Ebay. at least they went for money to someone else who might actually enjoy them.

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    when i give a quilt, i hate to hear "it's so pretty, i'll never use it". i tell the person, ok, then give it back! i want the quilt used/loved, and if in a few years it's the dog's quilt. ok then! but truly, i'd like it to be used for a few years by the humans first .....

    as far as the person selling the quilt on ebay....oh, that would hurt!

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    Welcome to the club! We will all belong eventually and many may not know they are long time members already. LOL
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    I gave a wonderful Lady a quilt and she likes to tell me how much her two cats love laying on them. I just cringe and tell her nicely that my cats are not allowed on my quilts. I know she washes the daylight out of them. When I give a quilt away I try not to think about it's treatment. Easy to do unless they tell me about it.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    I would be more than a little miffed if someone gave the quilt to their dog. However I would have no problem making a quilt for their dog if they asked me to.

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    Some people just don't understand the effort and love that goes into a quilt. Their loss.
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    About twenty years ago, I made my DS a quilt (it was one of my first ones). It was a simple one, but very striking in black, white, and a touch of turquoise. Anyway, the dog tore it to shreds. I was really upset. Fast forward to today -- I am working on another quilt for him for his 40th bday. I know the new dog may get it, but hopefully the significant other or DGS will convince how much work and love went into it. And maybe he has grown up a little... I'll post when it is finished.

    Linda in Missouri

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    One of the quilts I made is protecting a sofa from their dogs.....the dogs love it! Another is protecting a sofa from spills...the owners of these quilts are best friends....
    I figure that at least they are using the quilts...

    My Tinkerbelle has 2 quilts...and she is only 10#. Both were made just for her....she loves them...but she also loves to be on my chenille pillow shams.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Oh well, at least it is being used!

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    A few years ago I made a quilt for the baby daughter of a wonderful therapist who was helping me through a very rough patch in my life. When I gave the quilt to her (to give to her daughter) she said it was too beautiful to use, she'd have to figure out a way to hang it. I said oh no no no. I WANT this quilt to be on the floor with a baby on top. I want it barfed on, peed on, washed many times, and wore out. Two years later she told me her daughter LOVES that quilt and has to sleep with it every night. The binding is pieced out of different colors of fabric, and she said her daughter picks a different color to hold on to every night when she goes to sleep. That made me so happy, I cried.

    On the other end of the spectrum is my SIL. She's strongly hinted about a quilt, but I am reluctant. She is very conscious of how things look; everything has to be perfect. She changes her deco every 18 months or so. She sells things at garage sales when she is done with them. I'm afraid I'll make a quilt for her and it will be gone after 2 years, and I will resent that and it will affect our relationship.

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