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Old 03-22-2016, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
GET RID OF THEM!!!! If they make you feel guilty, give them away, it is a freeing experience. You will have more room in your sewing area, your mind, and your soul. Your heart will be lighter and you will be able to enjoy working on your next project. Last year I gave some unfinished quilt tops to my guild, They were finished and passed on to those in need. It is really nice not having them looking over my shoulder every time I sat at my machine or looked for something in that room.
Thankyou. This is why I think I need them to be gone! They've been troubling me for the past 4 or 5 years, and I suspect that I've done much less quilting than I might have as a result.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:33 AM
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:58 AM
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As other's have stated, by all means give them to someone who will gladly finish them and donate them to a worthy cause. I make a lot of donation quilts. Many of them going to a transitional home for young women in
Romania and other going to local NICU, pregnancy center and Children's care home.
I hope you are successful in finding a new home for your projects.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:06 PM
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A couple of years ago, I had a garage sale for quilters and cross stitches only. I sold everything at a greatly reduced price. A lot was free, especially projects I had started and never finished. It was so liberating. It also made me happy making other quilters happy. Cut loose anything that weighs you down.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MarLeClair View Post
A couple of years ago, I had a garage sale for quilters and cross stitches only. I sold everything at a greatly reduced price. A lot was free, especially projects I had started and never finished. It was so liberating. It also made me happy making other quilters happy. Cut loose anything that weighs you down.
I can imagine how good that felt. And did it free you up to enjoy your crafting more? That's what I'm hoping.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:14 AM
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I use the quilts I'm not wild about to practice my free motion quilting, and I then donate them to various charities. I took some to our local hospital for newborns and babies and have another charity I give them to. If I end up sort of liking a quilt, I give it to a community group to raffle off. But I don't see anything wrong with just throwing them away if they cause you stress. You learned something from the process of making them, and we do throw away school papers and projects, don't we?
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:19 AM
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Our guild's annual Show has a "boutique" of donated stash items from members. Priced to go out the door. People line up before doors open to go there instead of see the quilts. Your UFO's might enable a $$$challenged quilter to create something she otherwise couldn't afford.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:41 AM
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Good luck. Yes, definitely find a group or organization that will enjoy finishing them. If you lived in the USA, I'd get them in a heartbeat. Our church makes prayer quilts for ill parishioners, and our guild makes them for a teenage shelter. I hope you can find a group willing to finish yours. Bless you for being able to get them out of your way. They will do tremendous good to others.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:48 AM
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I applaud you for trying to free your mind and rooms of clutter. Like someone said previously, it won't be time and money wasted, you started the process for someone else to finish, just not you. They taught you something along the way, and they will end up being well loved comfort for others eventually. Not a waste at all. Good luck with the purge and enjoy the new guilt free journey. Sometimes we have to do things for ourselves too.
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:14 AM
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I have gotten frustrated and tossed quilt blocks and tops in progress in the trash bin and that felt pretty darn good to get it out of my site. If I don't donate or give it away it's because at the time I didn't want to.
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