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Thread: purchased quilts from a store

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    Senior Member ljorange's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    There really are no rules with quilting and quilts.

    I paid big money a few years ago for a hand worked quilt made in Tibet. I love it. It's a rusty/red color with some kind of thick threading used to embroider it and mirrors all over it. To me, it is functional art. I use it for several months of the year - when kids aren't around - then switch to other quilts. That lets me change the look of the room with very little work.

    My DH is worried that the quilt will be ruined by using it. I tell him that my enjoyment of it is ruined by not using it!
    I'd love to see a photo of it.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    I could see it if you wanted one for rugged use and didn't want to worry about it getting ruined, sometimes store bought ones are pretty as well. I have one my aunt bought me with hearts i still use from a store, It is falling apart, had it since high school, but I still love it, hand pieced and quilted, someone still put a lot of work into it even if it was from a store

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    I made a 102" x 102" quilt to use as a throw when watching tv. The first time the dog slobbered on it, it went onto my bed and I went to Big Lots and got a cheep one I wouldn't worry about.

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    Senior Member kapatt's Avatar
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    I purchased 5 quilts when we were living in Japan and visiting Korea. My children needed quilts for their beds because the winter was very cold. That was over 20 years ago, and I still use those quilts. It was definitely a good buy.

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    Super Member Rainy Day's Avatar
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    I have a handmade silk one from Thailand, made by a cooperative of women who have a history of sex work (prostitution). It is on my friends bed, as she is very ill, and finds comfort in it. It was not really my colours, and she loves it.
    I bought it at a quilt show.

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    Senior Member sarahconner's Avatar
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    I bought 2 quilts from Cracker Barrel and then are still good. One is wholecloth (queen size), and I have washed it 15 times. Still looks great. The other is a King Size I bought for my DIL. They use it in the winter, (which here in Fl is about 4 wks)

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    I'm way behind on all messages on the board. Been out of it for a while, but I wanted to put my two cents worth in here anyhow. I have a king sized bedspread on our bed, and a full size one on my guest room bed. Both purchased. The reason? I'm always so busy making quilts for everyone else in my family that I never get a chance to make any but small ones for my own home. But this year I've promised myself that I WILL do that. Let's see how far I get with it. So far no progress has been made. 8-)

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    Super Member jdavis's Avatar
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    I bought one from the National Wildlife gift catalog, one year after the holidays, when they had them on sale for $20.00. I just wanted a spare for my son's bed. I was worried that the colors would run terribly, or it would fall apart, but it has held up fine. Well worth the $20.00. It's no work of art, but my DS has no complaints!

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