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Thread: What to do with Mom's crocheted blanket???

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    What to do with Mom's crocheted blanket???

    My Mom has recently passed after a long illness. I was in her home in CT looking through the upstairs closet and found bags of crocheted blankets. I knew during the times she felt well she would crochet blankets for futute use, but had no idea of how many there were. I can envision making pillows?? or incorporating them into a quilt?? I have never seen anything like it but know somewhere out there one of you may be able to help me bring something together. The challange is cutting the crocheted items!!! without them ravelling into nothing. Help! I can envision a quilt block with the blanket square in the middle. Any ideas?
    Gale M Kohler

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    I would just use them as is. I would definitely not cut them up. Crocheted afghans are great all by themselves. They do not need fabric to make them better. Enjoy your Mom's blankets.

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    Please don't try to cut them, you'll end up with a pile of yarn and ruin your mother's work. Use them, love them and give them to other family members so they can have a piece of her also. It's a great find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow View Post
    Please don't try to cut them, you'll end up with a pile of yarn and ruin your mother's work. Use them, love them and give them to other family members so they can have a piece of her also. It's a great find!
    i agree with athomenow i have 3 Crocheted afghans of my DH Great Grandmothers that she made before she passed and i use them just the way they are...
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    I so agree with athomenow; Oh my Goodness, I use to crochet it is a lot of work I still use mine even though I now make quilts. Please do keep them and pass some on to other family members. They are to be loved and use just like our quilts. DON'T CUT THEM, PLEASE.
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    I agree with everyone who has posted. I have a queen size crocheted bedspread that my late DMIL made. I don't use it because it is white and very heavy. I plan on giving it to my late DH's niece. She lost hers in a fire and I know she will treasure it. I can't give it to her until she drives this way. It s way tooooo heavy to be able to afford postage to mail it.
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    I have a couple of afghans that my grandmothers made - I still use them - they are always draped over the couch - give them to your kids or just clean them and put them up - or I rotate them in my living room - I think you will cherish them more in their complete form.

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    If there are more than you and other family members want, please consider gifting a long term care or assisted living group. Also any group in the area that helps the homeless or those who've lost homes to fires etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmkfit View Post
    My Mom has recently passed after a long illness. I was in her home in CT looking through the upstairs closet and found bags of crocheted blankets. I knew during the times she felt well she would crochet blankets for futute use, but had no idea of how many there were. I can envision making pillows?? or incorporating them into a quilt?? I have never seen anything like it but know somewhere out there one of you may be able to help me bring something together. The challange is cutting the crocheted items!!! without them ravelling into nothing. Help! I can envision a quilt block with the blanket square in the middle. Any ideas?

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    Stop and think about how you would feel if someone were to find your quilts and just cut them up. And they would survive it, but crocheted afghans won't. I crochet, and have made quite a few afghans for friends and family members, and I would never attempt to cut one. Keep them or pass them on to family members who would like to have one. I am sure you will find takers. Don't sell them cheaply at a yard sale....even tho I have to admit I have taken advantage of the people who do exactly that with their family quilts.

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    I guess I need to explain, me, my sisters, my children, every relative or friend has already received many... of her afphgans, I just wanted to get creative to find a new way to display them, rather than keep them in a box.
    Gale M Kohler

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