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That hasn't happened to me yet. I always make my quilts with a specific person in mind for them. In fact I've given away every quilt I've ever made, I don't have a single one for myself yet. Usually, by the time I get one finished, I'm so tired of looking at it that I have no reservations about letting it go. I did have one "professionally" quilted and I was terribly terribly disappointed with the outcome. In fact I felt ripped off and the "quilter" was not friendly at all when I pointed out all of the places that should have been quilted, especially when she used the cotton batting I gave her and it stated that it needed to be quilted every 1"-2", not every one to two feet! I won't be doing that again. I bought myself an affordably priced long arm and do my own quilting now.
Janome D1822/Janome 4618LE/1946 Singer 15-91 in original cabinet
Bailey 17 Pro/Grace Original GMQ Frame with No-Flex carriage upgrade
I recommend keeping your first quilt and making another to give to the friend.
Rules of Life:1-Don't take anything personally 2-Integrity of words and deeds 3-Don't make assumptions 4-Do your best
I only quilt my own, that way I can say I made it all myself. I have given away most of the quilts I've made.
This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.