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Thread: All the "thank you" when giving quilts...

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    All the "thank you" when giving quilts...

    I just want to say that even though my DD is just 4 years old, she loves the things I make. Every time I am sewing something, she will ask if it is for her. And when I say yes, she says "for me, oh thank you!" She loves every skirt, every shirt, every blanket, and even just a mish mash of something I threw together for her.

    I have given 4 quilts thus far and both have been well appreciated. I think my Mom hardly uses hers because she says it is too pretty. lol My DD's teachers thanked me over a hundred times through the rest of the school year for their quilts.

    But in the end, the response I get from my DD is still the best.
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    I think that is why most quilters give a lot away..We know it will be appreciated

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    There are however, ungrateful recipients from time to time. Don't let those get to you. Just be selective of to whom you gift a quit to. You can almost predict who would and who would not appreciate them.

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    I'm always so disappointed when people say "it's too pretty to use". I hope every quilt I make for someone gets used until it's thin and raggedy!! The best thanks are also from my daughter. I have pictures of her with my quilts wrapped around her, and she has a few thrown across the furniture in her living room. Best thank you ever!!
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    I have a grown daughter like yours. It is a lot of fun to give to her. She overflows with gratitude. God bless them.

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    I have 4 children: 2boys, 2 girls. All four of them really appreciate the things I make for them. They all have quilts. Just last week I sent my oldest son hot pads from orphan blocks as house warming gifts for my oldest son. I got an excited phone call to thank me for them. (There is a queen size scrappy in the works.)
    The other 3 will get hot pads, too.
    I have one grandson, age 7, he has 4 quilts and every one of them has been received with a, "It was just what I wanted, Grandma." and lots of big hugs.

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    My son has been the most excited when I took his old hockey jerseys that he loved (and couldn't part with but never wore) and pieced it into a quilt top. I thought it was not great looking until dmyers LAQ'ed (then it looked awesome). he uses it all the time.

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    My 27 year old daughter still wants to know if every quilt I make is for her. She claims when I am gone, she will remove all the quilts from my house before she calls her siblings, because she likes my quilts best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spokanequilter View Post
    I'm always so disappointed when people say "it's too pretty to use". I hope every quilt I make for someone gets used until it's thin and raggedy!! The best thanks are also from my daughter. I have pictures of her with my quilts wrapped around her, and she has a few thrown across the furniture in her living room. Best thank you ever!!
    They might be from the same family which puts plastic covers on the furniture and makes you take off your shoes in the mudroom and...so on. But sometimes things re just to precious to use, in someone's eyes. I think you have to respect that.
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    Oh Mom uses it and even my little cousin she keeps during the day likes to use it. But at the same time, she just likes to admire it as it lays on the back of her couch.

    I got my Berenstain Bears quilt top done. I hope DH will watch the Little Bit so I can finish it up this weekend. I need batting so I plan to go get that tomorrow. I like Warm & Natural for my quilts and I am out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spokanequilter View Post
    I'm always so disappointed when people say "it's too pretty to use". I hope every quilt I make for someone gets used until it's thin and raggedy!! The best thanks are also from my daughter. I have pictures of her with my quilts wrapped around her, and she has a few thrown across the furniture in her living room. Best thank you ever!!
    I hate that, too. I made it to be loved to pieces! I'm fortunate that my family does appreciate all the things I make them. Especially my DH. The first nap quilt I made him was in the spring & it was warm outside but not hot. I heard the A/C click on & said "Why are you turning that on?" & he said, "So I can sleep under my new quilt"! What a nut!

    Your DD sounds like a little gem! Give her a big hug from me & my puppy dog!
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    I agree with you. My DGD does the same thing.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    I have made my DGS 2 quilts so far and he sleeps under both at night, walks around with them wrapped around him, has to get one to sit and watch tv with me. He is 12 now, I see many more in his future since he loves them so much. All my adult children also love them and they realize how much time and work goes into them. They often call me to ask me to make one they could give as a gift for someone and they do pay for the materials.
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    thats precious!!!....It feels so good to know they are loved and used...my 2 children and thier spouses and all 4 grands love them...(sometimes maybe to get more..LOL)
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    Isn't that sweet. I love little girls, mine are grown. No grandkids yet!

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    I know who in my family appreciates what I make and give. I have a DDL who only appreciates hand made things from her grandmother. Nothing from me is ever in sight when I go to her house. Needless to say, hand made quilts will go to granddaughters whose mother appreciate what I make.

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    Attitudes of gratitude. Wonderful and makes you want to keep turning out the quilts.

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    So nice to hear you have grateful people in your life who enjoy your quilts. I read about so many whose quilt goes unappreciated and it's painful to read. But I'll bet you are quick to show appreciation yourself... little apples don't fall far from trees.
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    I think I figured out why some people don't seem to appreciate a home made quilt. They can't return it for a refund or exchange like they can a regular store bought gift. I may be wrong, but I think that may be one of the reasons.

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    My DDIL is the one I love to gift quilts to. She says she is in awe of my work, I wouldn't go that far. It just fills you up to know someone is happy with your work. Last year I gave a crocheted potholder to my Dr's receptionist, and everytime I go to the doctor, she tells me how much she loves that potholder and that she uses it every day. Now she is going to get a quilt for her soon-to-born baby.

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    I just attended my great niece's second birthday party. She got lots of toys and a Good Night Moon quilt from me. A couple hours later, a tired little Adeline took her new quilt out of the box and walked over to me and asked me to please take her for her nappie. Yup, I believe there are people who can feel the love sewn into a quilt. Then there are the others who never use it and never thank you. Adeline will have all the quilts her little heart desires.

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    Must say i agree with garysgal i see people returning gifts all the time

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    Such a sweet baby.
    Robin in TX

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    Good for your daughter. Your training her right. I made three beautiful quilts four years ago for my three grand daughters and they didn't even let me know if they received them or liked them. I had to phone the other grand mother to find out if they even received them or not, they live in NC. Congratulations to you for raising your daughter right.

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    I crochet as well as quilt and always have people say it's too pretty to use. I try to explain it's well made but they are afraid to use it. I've also encountered those who not only use but abuse the things I make. I always just try and let it go completely when I give it away. I do love seeing my stuff used though. It makes me feel good to know something I've made is keeping my older girls warm since I live 300 miles away.
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