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    Have you ever.....

    been to a quilters house and never seen one quilt? I just found out a couple we know, she makes quilts and owns the same exact machine I have... but she has not one lap quilt or any quilts showing in their house at all. No matter how much I clean my house...some how one of the darn little threads sneak out in the open...and her house is not near as clean as mine and I have never seen one thread. I must not train my threads as good as she does... lol
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    I don't have a lot of quilts out on display but I can't imagine a quilter without any on display. Thread?Please..... we are lucky if it doesn't end up in our food.

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    My quilts are on the beds under a bedspread. On my sofa are antique crocheted afghans.

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    thread?? kinda like dog hair!!
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    yesterday I was in a meeting and found a black thread wrapped around my diamond ring! well, what one can do?
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
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    No quilts, no thread? Strange.

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    I have a small wall quilt hanging up in my living room. I have the one in my avatar hanging up in a hall so I can see it every time I pass thru there. I have a wall quilt hanging up in another hall way and one up in my studio. The rest are folded in my stuido and others I have purchased and/or made are folded on top of an armoire in our guest room and some are displayed on a quilt rack in that room. One can only put out so many. lol
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    LOL In spite of being a "quilter" I've only got 1 finished for myself and that took forever to finish. LOL

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    Maybe she is an alien from Venus or something.

    I find thread everywhere...lol I admit when it starts crawling out of the sewing wing of the house I vacuum.
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    This made me smile. My friends at church are always "grooming" me...picking off the stray threads. They just say..."been sewing again haven't you Deb". haha

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    Just here in my family room alone.... a wall hanging of house swap blocks above my computer...a 3D sunflower wallhanging beside the sliding glass doors with a quilt rack below that has 2 quilts visible on it, the back of the recliner has a quilt on it, the back of the wooden rocker has a quilted back pillow and a folded quilt on the seat, a wallhanging above the gas fireplace, and a seasonal wallhanging beside the loveseat, whew! (and that's all just in this one room)

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    for years as soon as I made a quilt it found a home with a friend or family member,after I got lots of practice, (LOL) some quilts started to stick around, must have around 40 scattered around the house just now. Several tops to be quilted, and many many more in the planing stage. You can never have to many quilts, LOL
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    The neighbors are always laughing at me when I walk the dog. My clothes are full of thread and they know what I've been doing!

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    You could always just ask nicely. Maybe "I can never seem to find a place to put all my quilts, where do you put yours?" or something similar.

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    you dont see any in mine unless they are on top of the bedspread, so doesn't completely seem odd unless your keeping hundreds of quilts
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    I have threads-a-plenty ... floor, me, clothes, even the dog will wear an occasional thread ...

    ... but not a quilt in sight in my house!!!

    So far every single quilt I made has been given away.
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    I noticed in church the other day my husband had a thread hanging off his shirt sleeve. He is the pastor. LOL...

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    I give away many of my quilts but the quilts I keep are used - I have them over the backs of chairs, couches, on the beds and on a quilt rack. I like seeing quilts in my home.

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    That just makes her a different kind of quilter...thank goodness we aren't all the same!
    My mother drilled into my head that it was vain to display one's own artwork in one's own home. Pretty stifling but really, my biggest deal is making things just for us and finishing. I do have one wallhanging up..that I made for her and took back after she passed away...

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    I don't have any close friends/family who quilt...so I'm the "lone ranger". Plenty of evidence of my obsession here....waggas, quilts and stitched items abound (we have pets so the sofas and chairs are covered in quilts/blankets as they are allowed on the furniture).The coffee table nearest to my spot has a bowl with sewing notions and a box containing my latest projects...and as for threads...even the pets have been known to carry them about.

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    DH is a lint picker....well years ago I made at our home two quilts for the church to raffel off...well threads all over then another year I decided to make graduation gowns for the Catholic School kindergarten class so I had threads all over again he came home from work and he said what are you making now.....I told him I was working his way into heaven....he had no answer end of conversation just the way I wanted it....but I think the loose threads are like bunnies they just multiply....

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    We were visiting my son's family. We went out to a very nice restaurant and both put on our nice fur coats. I looked down and there were threads all along my black pants!
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    My mother in-law made afghans throughout the years and gave them to many as gifts. This was before I met my husband. When we would visit his nieces and nephews, I saw many in the corners in kennels and cat beds and none on the sofas or even in the rooms. At the time, I did not know that she had made them. I commented (and I can be very blunt) I call it the way I see it. After asking her if she made them for the pets, she said no. I told everyone how I thought it was so disrespectful, they looked at me like I had 3-5 eyes. She also stated she hadn't made any for years. When my DH and I married, I found he had 5 stuffed in a box in the attic. I pulled them down and hand washed everyone so they wouldn't fall apart. When she visited last she told me the stories behind every afghan she made. Ours are displayed openly and in very good shape. They get used often in the cooler weather. I now can put them in the washer on the hand washing cycle. My dogs are using old stained sheets in their kennels. I will one day make them a quilt out of those same sheets with an old blanket that I have. I love my dogs, their just not getting the good stuff. And certainly none of the afghans my DMIL gave my husband. I'm working on a quilt for her as soon as I can get some ideas of her favorite colors. DH wants to help. He actually taught me how to sew.

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    I'm afraid you wouldn't find many at my house. One very old (Made by me) on the bed, that is so raggy I am almost ashamed to show it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    My mother in-law made afghans throughout the years and gave them to many as gifts. This was before I met my husband. When we would visit his nieces and nephews, I saw many in the corners in kennels and cat beds and none on the sofas or even in the rooms. At the time, I did not know that she had made them. I commented (and I can be very blunt) I call it the way I see it. After asking her if she made them for the pets, she said no. I told everyone how I thought it was so disrespectful, they looked at me like I had 3-5 eyes. She also stated she hadn't made any for years. When my DH and I married, I found he had 5 stuffed in a box in the attic. I pulled them down and hand washed everyone so they wouldn't fall apart. When she visited last she told me the stories behind every afghan she made. Ours are displayed openly and in very good shape. They get used often in the cooler weather. I now can put them in the washer on the hand washing cycle. My dogs are using old stained sheets in their kennels. I will one day make them a quilt out of those same sheets with an old blanket that I have. I love my dogs, their just not getting the good stuff. And certainly none of the afghans my DMIL gave my husband. I'm working on a quilt for her as soon as I can get some ideas of her favorite colors. DH wants to help. He actually taught me how to sew.
    I still treasure the afghan my great aunt made for me for a HS grad. present (1974). Even though it is getting a couple of holes.

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