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Thread: How Many of You Actually use Your Quilts......

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    I have noticed that a few of us have pets and kids running around the house and was wondering, after all the long hours of labor and love do you put your quilts to use?

    For me the answer is OF COURSE!!!

    The way I look at it I want mine to be used and enjoyed, not stored in a container so it is kept safe from anything happening to it. My wife always wants to put them up, but I keep telling her that I made that one and I can make another one just like it if it ever wears out.

    But this is coming from a guy that drives a full custom 1951 Ford everyday and uses sewing machines that they haven't made in almost 100 years for everyday sewing/quilt making. :D :lol:

    Billy

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    Hehe :) Ya we use ours as well. My SIL used hers on a hay ride to look at christmas lights and the pics were gorgeous because of it! :) They are meant to be used. Now if I did an art one that took me a million years I might hang it haha :D

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    We all use ours.. mine on my bed, my children ran all over town with theirs and here 10-14 yrs later they still have them, faded but good lap quilts now for big tall strapping children. Excuse to make them another. I am making a wall quilt that will be hand appliqued.. that I would not use on a bed.

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    USE THEM! If they are put up in the cedar chest then my daughter would put them in theirs and so on and on. Finally it would dry rot and noone would ever see it or appreciate and use it.

    Now I have kids and and dog and the ones we use the most are quick and easy patterns and cheaper material, LOL!

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    I do use a few! My mother-in-law has made several for me and all are hand quilted. Several are behind glass doors for display. I know the work she has put into each and they are all so beautiful! They might be behind closed doors but they are glass doors!

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    I enjoy making quilts and use mine and give them with no strings attached. Once a quilt is given they can do whatever they want with it. I tell them that in the begtinning. I have cringed when I saw one of my quilts in the dog bed, but they are being used and not stored. The dog enjoyed it and kept him warm.

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    I use all my quilts. Well...mine that were given to me. Mine as in mine I make have all been for other people. I'm finishing up the boys' D9P's very soon, they'll use those. My big project for this year is my anniversary quilt. I'll use that. Quilts are meant to be used.

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    We definitely use ours. I have several here at home that are in use and the Gkids are all getting quilts for their birthdays and some are already using them everyday.

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    I have 4 dogs (Irish Setter, 2 Poms and a Chihuahua) and they usually sleep with my wife and I every night. Sometimes my daughter will take a couple of them but since she has her new quilt I finished for her she is kinda leary of them sleeping on it. :roll:

    But when I change the bedding and throw on the freshly washed quilt they love to roll around and snuggle in it!! I have trained them well..................

    Billy

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    We use all of our quilts I change them out on our bed every month. And all my children use theirs. Most of them never make it to the bedroom are used in the den to snuggle up with. All are hand quilted. My daughter's first quilt is faded from so many washings, and the binder is fraying, I need to replace it, and it is still in her den. being used everyday. She has others that I have made for her, in the guest room, but the one she loves the best is the first. All my sons took their new quilts to college with them, and had that love and comfort to see them through all for 4ers, or in on case 5 years LOL. they are all still in use today. We have a Great Dane, that thinks each new one is for him. He is our third, and the 2 before him were the same. :lol:

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