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Thread: Do any of you buy quilts?

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    i've noticed that people have been posting links for quilts they are selling and i'm wondering if any of you buy completed quilts?

    i've never purchased a quilt - i'd much rather make it myself, even if it doesn't come out as nice, then to buy one.

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    I've only bought one and that was the Hawaiian Quilt.

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    I used to buy antique quilts.

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    Have never bought a quilt, might if it was an old one like at an estate sale, but other than that no way!


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    I would buy an antique quilt if I found one that struck my fancy...but I haven't found one yet...but I'm always looking.

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    I've bought a quilt although I've thought about buying older and/or antique quilts. However, never seem to have the extra money when I see something I like. :roll:

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    I've bought quite a few vintage quilts, and vintage doll quilts on Ebay, not recently though.Then resold a couple of the quilts, and one or two I got at estate auctions. This was before I got back into quilting my own. :-)

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    I bought a double wedding ring quilt when we visited Pennsylvania. I knew I'd never take the time to make a quilt with that pattern and yet it's a pattern I really like. I love this quilt and have no regrets about buying it.

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    I have never bought a quilt. I have too much fun making them.

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    Before I learned I could make them, I bought some. But from Sears (2), Linens n Things, and Walmart. You can guess I didn't pay much for them and pretty much got what I paid for. Weirdly enough though, the 2 from Sears wore out in a couple of years (I think the fabric was too thin), and the ones from Walmart and Linens n Things are pretty much going strong if you do not count the abuse (holes) from a puppy and an old and bored (stiff joints, couldn't do much) Doberman.

    I haven't gotten to the bed sized quilts though....

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    I have never bought a quilt but was sorely tempted when I seen a Pineapple quilt, hand quilted. But it was $600 and too much for us to spend. I have always thought about that quilt and said someday I'll make one (I never have.......yet)

    Vicky

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    I have bought 3 quilts 2 are still good and the other one has come apart at some of the seams. These are the cheap ones you buy in stores.

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    I've never purchased a quilt, only comforters for the beds.

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    I bought a couple of quilts when we were working in West Virginia they were from some amish group. I love both of them. One is whole cloth and the other is nice fall colors with some velvets. Kind of expensive but it was before I was brave enough to try myself. I have some my grandmother made that have been used and are in bad shape but I love them to much to get rid of them.

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    before I started quilting, i did buy some. love quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    I bought a double wedding ring quilt when we visited Pennsylvania. I knew I'd never take the time to make a quilt with that pattern and yet it's a pattern I really like. I love this quilt and have no regrets about buying it.
    Yvonne!

    Is that quilt on your avatar "Entwined"? Looks nice.

    I am making that for my younger daughter's 12th birthday present (Next February). It's about halfway done.

    timin san jose

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    Oh yes. I bought a quilt on EBay to fill the need till I completed one of my own. Still waiting for that to happen (at least one for me).

    It was cheap.

    tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    I bought a double wedding ring quilt when we visited Pennsylvania. I knew I'd never take the time to make a quilt with that pattern and yet it's a pattern I really like. I love this quilt and have no regrets about buying it.
    Yvonne!

    Is that quilt on your avatar "Entwined"? Looks nice.

    I am making that for my younger daughter's 12th birthday present (Next February). It's about halfway done.

    timin san jose
    Thanks Tim. It's not entwined at all. Just "Rolling Waves".

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/13977.page

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    Nope.. I've never bought one. I'd rather take it's picture then try to make one like it of my own color choices. It's much more fun to be the quilter or art appreciater.

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    I've bought some of the cheapie ones and they do fall apart, but then I don't feel bad about it. They do serve a purpose.

    I have never bought a handmade quilt, but I have been tempted. I wonder how some people can sell them for so little. I have seen quilts on Etsy for as little as $50 or $75- that's less than I have into mine!

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    My husband and I used to go to lots of auctions, and we have several from estate sells..........before i got into making them my self......now i am pickier, but i still love vintage quilts........

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    I've also rescued tops and old blocks from tag sales - does that count? Sometimes I finish them, sometimes I pass them on.

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    I found a beautiful quilt at a thrift store last week. It was in great condition and according to my friend who know a lot more about dating quilts, it is from the 1940's. I've only bought 3 old quilts in the 20 years that I've been quilting. I try to only buy quilts in patterns that I'd never make. One of them was a "Postage Stamp" pattern with 1" pieces. I know I'll never even try that. The one last week is a pattern I've never seen. What a find for less than $100!

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    Years ago as a new quilter I bought a few old ones and a number of 1930-40 tops which mostly did get finished. Now all my time is devoted to making them myself.

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    I would like to know what the site is to sell quilts. I don't want to go on Ebay or Graigs list, I live alone in a condo, and wouldn't let just anyone in my apartment. I have a Oriental throw/wall hanging, all embroidered, and Apricot Blush Queen. All embroidered.
    TIA :?

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