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Thread: Buying a quilt.. are you cheating if you do?

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    I was in Gatlinburg TN with my family on a trip this week and stopped at a quilt store and bought a quilt throw.. They were on sale for around $19-$25,,, so it feels weird that i did that when I make them. If you make quilts, do you avoid buying them? I enjoy quilts, whether I make them or buy them.

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    I have never purchased one as I love to quilt and have made way over 100 plus throws, baby ones, quillows, wall hangings and so on but if I ever did I would make it as a purchased piece so that the kids and friends that receive them know I didn't make it. Enjoy the one you purchased.

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    A quilt is a quilt!!! If you find a premade one that you like, buy it, enjoy it, use it!!! :D :D :D

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    I think it's great that you bought a quilt!!
    Enjoy it!!

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    I have never bought a quilt. I have sold some though.

    But, if I saw one I loved, I would nab it up in a heart beat. Why not support our fellow quilters? I say, don't feel quilty, feel proud that you have helped out another quilter.

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    DH bought me a BEAUTIFUL quilt (wallhanging) on one of his trips to Carolina. The fact that he went to the store, waded through a boat-load of quilts, and picked the perfect one makes it so much more special than anything I could have made.

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    Just because we make them doesn't mean we do it for ourselves. Some quilts just speak to us with the fabric that was used---do you think we'd find it ourselves after seeing it and falling in love???

    By all means, indulge yourself. Art is art, whether we do it or treasure another fellow quilter's work.

    If I had the money and circumstances, there's some places I'd buy up all the quilts, have another house/huge space built just to showcase them for myself, tho' I *think* there would be others that would enjoy seeing it all too. That's part of my dream.

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    I've bought all kinds of antique quilts over the years. I can't leave them if the price is right and they are in good shape or repairable.

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    I would love to buy some antiques and one or two new ones by current quilters.

    I have bought one in the past that fit neither category. It's a masculine flannel patchy quilt. Probably made by some political prisoner in a far distant land. Less than $20. I knew my dying cat would enjoy it and she did.

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    Cheating on yourself? :D I have several bought quilts and when someone asked if I made them myself I say, Yes I MADE out the check for it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I have bought quite a few off Ebay, and some at estate auctions, sales, etc.
    A quilt is a quilt..... To me, it doesn't matter where it came from! :-)

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    I sell quilts, so obviously I think it's a great idea for others to buy them! Of course, I would never sell them so cheaply! :shock: You got a real bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diogirl
    Buying a quilt.. are you cheating if you do?
    Don't be silly. Of course not! :lol: I can grow tomatoes. Is it cheating if I buy them?

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    If I saw one I fell in love with I would buy it. Quilting is my therapy, but I can love any quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Quote Originally Posted by diogirl
    Buying a quilt.. are you cheating if you do?
    Don't be silly. Of course not! :lol: I can grow tomatoes. Is it cheating if I buy them?
    haha good point! :mrgreen:

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    Not cheating - just supporting other quilters. I paint in acrylics but have purchased watercolour paintings that I just loved.

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    i would never avoid buying a quilt! every year i try to make it to at least one quilt festival ( usually an amish festival in ohio) and buy at least one new quilt...it does not matter who made the quilt, it only matters that you love the quilt :D

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    I know how you feel. I used to have one on a bed and everyone assumed I made it. It had fabric I would have never picked or put together but it was a gorgeous quilt and worked in that room. I have a trapunto one as a throw now and love it but I'm not sure I could or would make one. I see lots of ready make quilts I'd love to own. Enjoy your new quilt.

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    I bought my first quilt in Gatlinburg Tn too. Then I started to make them. As it has been said, it only matters that you love and appreciate what goes into them.

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    I buy and sell on eBay. Two years ago I was looking at quilts that were listed. One was from someone's mother who had passed away and they were selling her estate.

    It is hand pieced, hand quilted. It is gorgeous! It is the covering for the bed in one of my spare rooms.



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    I don't think it's cheating at all!! I love all quilts....

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