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Thread: If you are not selling your quilts, what do you do with all your quilts that you hav?

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    I too wondered what to do with quilts I make. I do give away, but also hate to part with some of them. I heard a lady once say that she had one hundred quilts that she kept. I have a LONG way to go to get to that amount. Plus, it is like a savings plan for my kids and grandkids to sell when I'm gone.

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    If you have family members you would like to have some of your quilts, at least pin there names on the ones you think they would like. When you are gone to your reward, they will know that you thought of them and made them a quilt.

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    I wish I could make a quilt for every member of my family. I can't don't have the money to buy the fabric nor the time to do it. Eventually I hope when I retire I will have the time. The money I'll see.
    I agree with somebody's comment. If you are ok selling for the price of the fabric and some more you can go that route but don't forget that not everybody understands the difference between a handmade quilt an a blanket named "quilt" made in Indonesia and sold at USD 29 at some stores.
    Either way, good luck and continue enjoying your craft and love for quilting.
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Seth selling prices are low but the problem is there are thousands of quilts on the web site.

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    I have been quilting since 1975, I have no idea how many quilts I have made. I have 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 Great granddaughter. I give all my quilts and quilty items to them. I did sell 1 quilt about 4 years ago, and Im still not over it, will never do that again. I can't explain it.

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    craigs list is free try that. I have used it from time to time to sell things like yarn, sewing table and a few other things can't remember right off hand. It is free so it won't hurt to try it.

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    Just start small and see how you go. Here we can put sale notices on a board at shopping centres, supermarkets and our library. Maybe just print out a couple of ads for one quilt and see if you are successful/comfortable with marketing them. If not as others have suggested there are many charities/worthy causes that could use them.

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    I donate to the neonatal unit at the hospital . They love quilts either under or over the incubators to brighten a very sterile world . In some cases the quilts go home some are washed my local hospital likes them closely quilted so they will wash and not puff up. I also knit for them. In some areas hospital worlds for children will take quilts. I enjoy giving here as they brighten up the children's area,. Ditto to all the above. I also enjoy finding new techniques and notions to have a go at.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by joym View Post
    I am a fabric horder. I love fabric. And I love, love, love to make quilts. I am from a very small family and they all have quilts. I have donated many, many ,many quilts and knitted/crochet blankets. I have a small house and hard to find a place to display so many. I would really like to sell them as I could use the money....but not tech savvy. I could even barter. Anyone in the same predicament as me? Any suggestions or comments will be welcomed. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
    perhaps you could place your quilts on consignment. your lqs or someone might have an idea of where.

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    Do you have a gift shop in your area that might take your quilts on consignment? That way word will get out about your talents, you might sell your quilts, make a few dollars AND make room for more quilts in your home. I have a cousin who owns a gift shop and she's always looking for new items to sell. There is also a small gift shop a half mile from me...I stopped in to chat with the owner. She asked if I would do up some lap quilts and consign with her. I think this is a win/win situation! Good luck!

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