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Thread: Pay It Forward!!

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    I was having trouble doing some paper piecing blocks (2 of them) and after seeing a paper piecing block from Old Man-New Quilter, I pm'd him and asked if he would do my 2 blocks for me and he agreed!! I sent him the patterns and my fabric and I've already gotten them back, they are beautiful.

    --Pay It Forward

    A lady on the board asked for someone to make her a antique block quilt-I agreed to do this for her, at no charge of course. I should be receiving her material before the weekend. I am so excited to do this for her.

    ***Always been interested in a Pay It Forward project. Who will join in the fun? Do you already have a story to share and inspire others? It's aa great and wonderful feeling--let's all give this a try.

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    This doesn't have to be related to quilting in any way. just post some way that you have paid it forward recently. Get to thinking!!!

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    Since DH is unemployed I didn't want to spend a lot of money on Christmas gifts for co-workers. My friend makes beautiful jeweled suncatchers. I made a long table runner for her daughter and she made me 10 suncatchers for co-workers. Everyone was happy with their gifts. I've also traded quilted items for lawn care.

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    I'm game to do a project. If anyone has something they need done, paper piecing, block piecing, etc., I am willing to barter in some way. Maybe we could start a section on the Sale page. What do you think?

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    I guess no question is a dumb question, I never heard PAY IT FORWARD what does it mean??????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I'm game to do a project. If anyone has something they need done, paper piecing, block piecing, etc., I am willing to barter in some way. Maybe we could start a section on the Sale page. What do you think?

    Hey that's a great idea!! i'll post it there also!!

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    I never heard the phrase before I saw a movie a few years ago about a young boy who would help people out or do things for them then, instead of having them pay him back, he'd ask them to "pay it forward" to someone else. There is actually an informal organization of people in our society who encourage this through bumper stickers, etc....random acts of kindness, I think is the phrase they use..It's all about doing things for other without expecting thanks or a good deed in return...you just want to encourage folks to "pay it forward" by doing something good for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quitnbabe
    I guess no question is a dumb question, I never heard PAY IT FORWARD what does it mean??????????
    Pay it forward--based on the movie. You do something nice and unexpected for someone that needs it and they in turn have to do something for someone else when they can. Doesn't have to be money or material things. Just do nice, unexpected things for people-make them feel good and you also!!

    Example: Go to a neighbor's house mow their lawn. They appreciate it. The neighbor sees someone that is need of food. They go into the store, buy a bag of groceries and gives it to them. Maybe years down the road that hungry person that was given the groceries remembers their kindness when he was in need. He then, is in a position to do something for someone else. "Pay It Forward"!!!

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    Yes the true definition of Pay it Forward means the giver gets nothing in return from the receiver, but the idea is for the receiver to pay it to someone else in need. Your story is a great example of this. Imagine if we all did this a little more, they say your own kindness comes back to you tenfold, so even though the receiver isn't paying you back directly, the universe will find a way to smile on you. I absolutely love the idea of pay if forward. I have done something like pay for the car behind me at Dunkin Donuts, small things like that. It's fun to do nice things without expecting something back for it!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    easy ways to "pay it forward" is to pay for the car behind you when going through a toll booth, or pay for someones coffee who is inline. There are lots of small ways to pay it forward. it doesn't have to be anything big.

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