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Thread: Giving Away your completed projects

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    I have a habit of giving away my projects to anyone who showes a real liking for them. Last weekend I made 4 super simple table runners. Of course I brought them in to show the girls at work and by the time I went home they all had new homes. Plus, I need two more. I can't help it. If you show a real liking to one of my creations you may very well go home with it. I had one quilt that I made at a class and my niece ended up taking it home with her. My sister commented one Christmas after she did not get a quilt, "when do I get a quilt?". Well she also took home a quilt. I made myself a quilted purse last month. Now they all (4 out of 5, one is in a wheelchair and does not carry a purse) want one for Christmas. I love giving things to them because I know they will use and love them. Is there anyone else that does this or am I just too easy?

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    Nope, I have been sewing since I was five or six years old, I only have a very few things that I have actually made for myself!!
    But, I love giving my home made things to others! It gives me great joy!

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    Im like that too!

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    I do it all the time. I had a quilt I made to take to football games, I took it once and didn't bring it home, it has a new home now. So you are far from alone in this.

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    I so the same thing!

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    Me to.

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    Please show us some of your quilts, and I'll tell you which one I like best! :)

    I do something similar. When I make a quilt top and don't know who it's going to, I don't always get it quilted right away. If I end up showing it to a friend or relative and they fall in love with it, I will finish it up and gift it to them.

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    That's the main reason I like to quilt...to give it to someone who I know will use it or who needs it. I only have one that I kept, but it's really one I made for my husband, so I'm not even sure that one counts. It just gives such a warm feeling to see someone light up when they get it. You can't buy that!

    Show us a picture or two and I'll bet someone will like the heck out of them!

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    Same here. All someone has to say is "I would love one like that" and it's theirs.

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    Me too most of my quilts are given to family first then friends - I had a lovely Amish one which I really wanted to keep but my eldest daughter kept saying how lovely it was so guess where it is - yep in her new home but I know its loved and used so that more than compensates

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