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Do you finish a quilt you donít like ?

Old 03-16-2020, 12:40 PM
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I would give the WIP to a guild or other quilting group; someone there might like to finish it. If you aren't one who feels compelled on principle to finish things, you might try listing the pros and cons of putting more of your precious time and energy into this project.
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:56 PM
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I put it aside to decide later. There are projects in my sewing room that have been sitting for a long time. For me I figure lifeís too short to work on something thatís not enjoyable.
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:58 PM
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I always finish everything. The being done makes me happy when I'm not in love with the project.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:15 PM
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That's a really personal decision. I have found that when I'm frustrated or don't like what I'm working on, it absolutely kills all enjoyment and I go into a funk. Not good at all for my mental health.
Having said that, I once made a top that I finished but found disappointing, so I gave it away to a friend who is a quilting maniac; she quilts about 30-40 quilts a month and gives them all to charity. She quilted my top and showed it to me, and I loved it. I did regret giving it away but I don't go back on my promises, so I thanked her for turning it into something beautiful and sent blessings to the eventual recipient.
If you don't like it, give it to someone who does, let it bless someone else.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:24 PM
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If I hate it, no. If I still like the pattern and fabric, I give it a time out and shelve it for a while.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:25 PM
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Like Dunster, I go through stages:
1. Pick out pattern and fabric—love it
2. Cut out— usually still love it
3. Sew first block? Never know
4. Sew balance of blocks—usually get bored but keep slogging
5. Put together top— usually start to hate it
6. Layer and quilt—often get frustrated. Decide to slow down and enjoy it
7. Bind—fall back in love.

You can stop with what you have done and make a wall hanging.
You can keep going and hope you like it again.
You can keep going and then give it to charity.
You can bring what you have to quilt guild or see if a local shop,has some type of fundraising you can donate to. Our local shop has a Xmas fundraiser every year. Someone else will love it.

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Old 03-16-2020, 02:12 PM
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I’ve taken 2 UFO to Guild & put on the free table. Both snatched up right away so that made me happy. It looked alright to somebody or maybe they finished it and gave it to charity. I know some don’t have a lot of discretionary income for quilting projects. I bring something for the free table every month.
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:24 PM
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I'd love to see a pic ! Many people on here have great advice, but if we saw it maybe we can help you turn your ugly duckling into a swan.
I set one aside and go back when I have a different mindset..sometimes they're not as bad as I thought. If they are still bad, I throw it together and quilt it minimally and give it to the dog or cat for a comfy place!
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:04 PM
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I just FMQ a small quilt for Ronald McDonald House today. I tried a different way of sandwiching the layers (I usually glue baste), and consequently wound up with a couple of puckers on the back. I was going to throw it out, but decided I may as well bind it and donate it to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. The quilt is actually very cute except for the puckers on the back. Maybe someone will see it at Goodwill or the Salvation Army and like it just the way it is. It's better than throwing it away.
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:10 PM
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I donate or give away most of my quilts and always finish them. I always like them when finished. No matter they will always be warm.
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