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Thread: Don't like quilt top ..what to do with it

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    Don't like quilt top ..what to do with it

    I made a quilt top not long ago & do not like it at all. I also made a couple mistakes on cut placements. I don't want to take the time to layer & quilt it. I am on a very limited income so putting the money into it is not something I can really afford to do.
    What do you ladies suggest?

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    Donate to your local Quilt guild, they can finish them and use for one of there charity's

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    you could give it away, you could donate it, you could put it away for now (sometimes a year or more from now you may pull it out & decide you like it after all- or may know someone then that it would be perfect for) sometimes the quilting winds up (making the quilt) brings a quilt to life-
    you could sell it as a quilt top-
    you could cut it up & make something else out of it.
    how 'bout a picture? with a pic we may have even more ideas...and remember- something you aren't that fond of may be absolutely beautiful to someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    Donate to your local Quilt guild, they can finish them and use for one of there charity's
    In my area there is No quilt guild...Isn't that sad.

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    Here is the pic ..Name:  $(KGrHqFHJCME+Z+Jm7LVBQI,f3Ln8g~~60_12.jpg
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    If it something you really dont like trade it are swap it for something you can use are might want. I've done it a couple of times on here and got things I could use and the trader got something they could use, works well

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    I think it's very pretty! BUT if you don't like it then you don't. I'd give it to a friend to finish for a donation if I didn't like it. Perhaps there is a group at a local church that would like to finish it...

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    I think it's very pretty too. If you really don't like it, what is it that you don't like? If it's the pattern, rather than the fabrics, then you could take it apart and re-purpose the fabric. If it's the fact that you made some mistakes, then you could either fix them or learn to embrace them. The quilt will be just as warm and cuddly with mistakes as without, and somehow more interesting too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I think it's very pretty too. If you really don't like it, what is it that you don't like? If it's the pattern, rather than the fabrics, then you could take it apart and re-purpose the fabric. If it's the fact that you made some mistakes, then you could either fix them or learn to embrace them. The quilt will be just as warm and cuddly with mistakes as without, and somehow more interesting too.
    It's not the mistakes that bother me. For some strange reason..I just don't care for it.

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    If you'd like you can send it to me -- I will long arm it and give it to the charity of your choice.

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    Very pretty, great color, great pattern, great work. I can only see lots of greatness. Sorry you don't like, I can't find anything to not like. Finish it up and someone will love it.
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    IMHO, it might need more color. Maybe quilt it in red. I agree with Susan, that you need to either change the errors, accept them or, what I would do, put something over them. An appliqued lady bug, for example. However, you might take it out into daylight and see if you still don't like it. It looks fine to me. If you don't want it, I bet there is someone who would love it as a gift.

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    Oh, you don't need a guild. Ask around at the churches, quilt shops and fabric stores for someone local who would be willing to quilt the top for charity. Depending on the finished size, there are many charities that need donations like this. Check with your local hospital(s), Quilts of Valor (they actually like quilts that are NOT red white and blue), veteran's groups, retirement homes, Project Linus, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSellers View Post
    If you'd like you can send it to me -- I will long arm it and give it to the charity of your choice.
    Since you are the first to ask please PM me your address.

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    I love this Group
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    How nice KSellers!!!!

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    There's a member here who doesn't enjoy piecing but loves quilting so she picks up already finished tops. I think she has a rabbit in her avi? She might be interested.

    Eta: oh I see you have a taker already. Yay!

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    I think you should put it away for a year, it is very pretty and you might like it better some other day.
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    I'm quilting one I did that I am not fond of right now. So I know what you mean. It is a graduation gift for a friend's son. Just don't like it, don't know why. Maybe when I get it off the longarm I will like it better. Darn thing was expensive, too, all Batiks. Maybe you could sell it here on the board and at least get a little of the $$spent on fabric back. Someone who likes it might finish it for a quick gift. But I have to say I do like yours. The fabric choices and the pattern.
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    I once took a "found" quilt top that was ever so ugly and cut it into placemat size rectangles. Quilted them a little on my sewing machine and bound them. I made no attempt to make all the rectangles match in placement. I loved them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSellers View Post
    If you'd like you can send it to me -- I will long arm it and give it to the charity of your choice.
    I was going to suggest this myself. I would just give it to quilts to kids or something like it.
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    Blue Roses!!! Pretty lol there is something else there and I'm not sure what...my first reaction was "Blue Roses!! But..." I can't tell you what the "but" is though lol Lots of great suggests out there

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    LOL, that must be me!!

    And yes, always interested!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misskira View Post
    There's a member here who doesn't enjoy piecing but loves quilting so she picks up already finished tops. I think she has a rabbit in her avi? She might be interested.

    Eta: oh I see you have a taker already. Yay!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I think it is beautiful! You would be very surprised once it is quilted how it changes! A quilt look diffrent when it is finished! Sometimes I get tired of looking at a quilt when I am piecing it. When it is completed, it amazes me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Very pretty, great color, great pattern, great work. I can only see lots of greatness. Sorry you don't like, I can't find anything to not like. Finish it up and someone will love it.
    I agree. When I first saw it I said "What's not to like?" It's so pretty. Luv the colors & the pattern. As said. I would finish it & give it to someone who also likes it.

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