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Thread: What do you do with your quilts?

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    I just love making baby quilts. I find the bright color fabrics of today very uplifting and I find lots of happiness in sewing them together.
    My question - What do you do with all your finished baby quilts? There are just so many that can be given as gifts. I started donating to the Linus Project, however, I put too much money and effort into them to just donate all of them. I tried selling on Ebay and Etsy, but with all the competition, I can't even find my own quilts listed.
    I tried a local Co-op on a busy holiday weekend, but no takers.

    I have reduced my prices to just cover the cost of supplies which amounts to about $25-30 per quilt. What do most of you quilters do to find homes for your happy quilts?
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    There are some fun ways to donate quilts. Once a year, I donate to the church auction. It is a blast watching people bid for the quilt.

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    Last month I placed an ad on Craig's list for vintage hand crocheted doilies I inherited & was selling. Within 20 minutes a got a reply from someone who turned out to be a neighbor 2 streets over. She came to my house & ended up buying a quilt. Having a garage sale today & sold 2 quilts already at an early viewing last evening. Life is sometimes just an accident or the unexpected.

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    Your quilts are exquisite! Your choice of patterns and colors are just beautiful. You must be a long-time quilter to produce such beautiful masterpieces.

    However, at a garage sale, people are looking for bargains. What can you charge for one quilt to at least
    re-coup the cost of making it?

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    Beautiful quilts and a very good buy.

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    Love your quilts. Need to know the pattern for the first one. Is it a Bargello? Where might I find the pattern? It's very, very eye catching.

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    I would try to find a place that would let me put them there on Consignment. Last weekend, I found a shop and a state lodge that had quilts for sale and they said they were there on consignment. Places are out there. Prices was what I expected for handmade quilts too.

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    Set up a booth at an Art and Craft show.

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    Your quilts are very nice!! Have you tried a Farmer's Market in your area, they take crafts as well. Not as much commitment and $$ as a craft show.

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    Beautiful quilts! Have you tried Etsy or Ebay. It easy to do and they both have high volumes of buyers. Just pm if you like.

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