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    I wrote this question about a year ago. I was really worried about all the thousands of dollars invested in my sewing room. My sewing machine is worth $10k and my husband knows to sell it. My daughter gets first pick of anything she wants, but she lives in a small one bedroom. I have a whole bedroom full of stuff. I have whole fabric lines, fat quarter bundles, charms, jelly rolls, layer cakes, yardages; yards and yards of fabric; lots of fat quarters; lots of quilt kits; lots and lots of big scraps; drawers of fabrics; storage unit of fabric and kits; tons of thread; patterns galore; books by the ton; every ruler possible; long tables for my 24x72 cutting mat; every gizmo ever made plus every gadget I could get my hand on; a disappearing wall; rubbermaid tubs full of fabric, fat quarter holders made out of nice fabric. Bookcases, dressers, big fat hand built ironing board, two nice expensive irons; lots of fabric starch; basting spray; buttons; just tons of stuff. I have a feeling they will have a yard sale and sell everything for 25 cents. I told them to advertise everywhere that it's a Quilter's Yardsale and to sell the fabric for $2.50 a yard and fat quarters for $1 each. The rulers for anywhere from $2 to $5. I even have two wooden hanging ruler holders. I also have my Gingher cutter and Olfa cutters and all my good scissors. Oh my goodness. It could all be sold for $100 and my husband would be just happy as could be. I have to tell him that my Viking Huskavarna in my closet goes to my daughter. Now, I getting sick to my stomach. I think I'll tell him if he dies first I'll sell all his tools for 25 cents each, including the boxes they come in and see what he has to say about it. Maybe it will sink it then.
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    My husband decided many years ago that I was getting a Viking funeral...he and the boys would gather at the shore of Lake Michigan and send me and my stash off together...they are already fighting to see who gets to light the fire. I did ask if they could just use scraps and save the yardage.
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    My stash has to be limited to 3 drawers as I have to sew on the dining room table (if one of the boys ever moves out this will change). But I just had to go thru my mother-in-law's stash and clean out her sewing room 2 months ago. She passed away in April, my father-in-law finally let us DIL's in the sewing room. They had 3 girls and 2 boys. The boys live on the family farm, the girls all moved off to city and don't care nothing about sewing. My SIL that lives here with me has an extremely large stash and doesn't want anymore. I spent the weekend cutting everything up into 4" squares to make all the girls patchwork quilt tops out of their mom's fabric stash. I'm going to try to keep my stash limited so I don't have to worry about it. My son's wont want it and as of right now, none of the girls they date are even interested in learning to sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat M. View Post
    Look up the Quilter's Will on the net. I had a copy of it and now I can't find it. It is really funny, and will help the kids, etc. know what to do when you are gone.
    My Daughter sews and my Grandaughter wants one of my embroidery machines and my sons they will have to wait on Dads toys . But what the girls don't want I hope they find a loving home for
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    My guild has a tradition that the guild gets sewing supplies and UFOs are finished by the guild members then turned over to the family. That works for me.

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    My girls have first pick, probably only 1 of them will be interested in machines, fabric. The rest goes to my quilt guild as they have appreciation for the" finer" things! Anything after that can be donated . I don't want those I love to agonize over this- they are still only things( not people).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I read where you should pin the names of your friends on your onfinished quilt tops etc and that way if you "go" when your family is going thru your stuff they will say "Oh, mom wanted Suzie to get this etc. I thought that was a good idea.

    I looked up the Quilters Will and here it is....
    http://quiltville.com/quilterswill.shtml
    THANKS...for both!
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    HUGGIES! ttfn

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    My machines, I have listed with grandchildren's names. Fabric and batting to church. My children have put their names in/on a lot of my "stuff" and the past few Christmas' I have given them things they have specified they would like to have after I am gone.
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    I want mine divided between a good friend, my middle dd, and my 2nd granddaughter. They are the closest people to me that sew/quilt and will appreciate my stash.
    If dh can't find this, he will donate to charity or the dump.
    Hmmm, think I am gonna have to make several copies of this and post in fridge, bathroom, near tv and under his pillow.
    Oh, and one for the saddlebags on his motorcycle.
    Oh and 1 GIANT one, in my sewing room. Maybe I'll paint it on the wall with a picture of myself with "I can see what your doing" eyes!
    It is a blessing, to be a blessing !
    ~Quilters are warm people!!!~
    An heirloom is in the eye of the quilt-holder! the stuff you accumulate? - takes looking after!
    A mighty mouse w a marshmallow heart, defender of underdogs, cheese brings parties together
    HUGGIES! ttfn

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    My best quilting friend was very ill last year. She had a daughter that she named as executor of her estate who siad she would get a dumpster put below her second floor apartment and throw all her sewing stuff into it. My friend changed her executor to her son. He is to see that I get all her UFO's to distribute as I see fit. After a neice that quilts chooses what she wants I get the rest of her quilting supplies and books to distribute as I see fit. It was very upsetting for me to hear her talk of passing but I agreed. She knows that I, too, hate waste. Fortunately, with surgery she made it through.
    My kids know that I have a list of quilting friends to contact to give my things to after they have chosen what they want. No fighting allowed -use a lottery system. But I think I should put it in writing, too.

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