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Thread: What do you do with your quilts?

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    lue
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    I have friends in my quilt guild who have large stores of quilts; some give them to their children and some hold onto them. I'm wondering what you do with your quilts if you're not a professional quilter. I tend to make mine with someone in mind (making 1 high school and 1 college graduation now & made a wedding quilt last month for my granddaughter). After spending so much time with them it's difficult for me to give them away. What do you do with yours?

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    Same for me. I usually have someone in mind that I am making them for. And when I am done it is very hard to part with them. I have very few at home. Most go to my children and grandchildren.

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    Mine have all been made with someone in mind - as gifts to family/friends, or for doll quilt swaps here on QB.

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    They are always given away as gifts. I don't have a single one that I have ever made. . .

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    Mine all go to Family. I agree, it is hard to let go of them, but everyone that I give one to, knows how much work and pleasure that goes into one, so they are all dearly appreciated.

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    Usually have someone in mind...until recently...planning on peicing several for quick gifts.

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    I'm only on my third quilt but they've all gone out the door thus far. I really hope to work on one for ME soon! :P

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    I give them away! But thankfully, I have a huge family (8 siblings, 20 nieces/nephews), so I've got plenty of people to give quilts to.

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    I usually have someone in mind or a special occassion that I am stitching a quilt for gift-giving. I do have a couple of quilts for my own King sized bed and am now working on a couple of smaller quilts for the rec room. For the first time ever in my quilting life (as a result of our guild's Finish Your Pig Challenge) I actually have some quilts finished with no immediate owner. My nephew would like a new blue quilt but the ones in my finished pile both have green borders. I guess I need to finish another P.I.G!

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    All of mine are made with a recipient in mind. Sometimes that changes before I'm done, for whatever reason, but they all have an intended home. One that I started as a baby gift for a particular person I ended up doing a different one because she did not want pink. That one is now going to one of my daughter's friends who is expecting in October.

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