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Old 02-21-2009, 05:11 AM
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What do you do with your finished quilts? Is there a quilt your bed and do you use it (sleep under it) or is it there as bed covering/decoration during the day?

I have given all my quilts away as gifts. I am finally working on my first keeper quilt that will go on our bed. I recently asked some of the recipients of the quilts I made what they do with them and some are being used as covering across the back of the couch I was informed by my aunt "no one can use it". My mother is using the first one I gave her but refuses to use the second one because "it's to nice". :shock: I guess I am just making decoration...lol...but it's so much fun.

So how do you and your recipients use your works of creation?
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:19 AM
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All of mine have been given away. But, I do have 2 beautiful ones that I wrap myself up in.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:24 AM
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I've given all of my quilts away as gifts. And I see that the recipients do use them. Perhaps it should be hung on the wall if you don't want to use them???? -Pat :)
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:26 AM
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Ah, you really do want to know. I will tell you.

I have 2 quilts on my bed, one of which is folded across the foot to keep my feet warm or to pull up if needed!

Hubby has a quilt on his bed. Then we "hung" Sun Bonnet Sue on the wall between the hall and kitchen. That was after I decided to hang 2 quilts over the glass door at the end of my living room. I did not want the expense of draperies (would need to be custom made) so we put up wooden drapery hangers....and uses 2 5 foot long poles. Two of my quilts now cover the glass area and block the cold air that reflects off the glass.l

Then, about every 6 months, I load my trunk and take about a dozen quilts to my favorite charity. that is the primary reason I make quilts. When I realized how much I was spending having them quilted, I bought a Bailey Home Quilter and Grace GMQ Pro frame and have been doing the job myself...for just over a year.

As hubby says, this keeps me happy "out of trouble and off the streets!"
I have friends who give me fabrics that become quilts so I really don't spend much on supplies. I buy sheets in Thrift store. All with the idea of helping someone who needs to keep warm!

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Old 02-21-2009, 05:26 AM
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I know a few that I have given are being used. Not sure about the rest of them. They could have thrown them away for all I know. Most of mine have gone to family members. My MIL uses hers all the time, but don't know about the rest of the inlaws. A few of them turned their noses up at them.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:47 AM
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My very first quilt is on my bed and I sleep under it every night. I love the feel of a quilt. Very snuggly. All the others, so far, I have given away. I always tell the recipient that I want it to be used, not put away in a drawer some where. I also crochet and have made many baby afghans. One in particular I made for my cousin's granddaughter. She is a teenager and still sleeps with it. That makes me feel good.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by tlrnhi
I know a few that I have given are being used. Not sure about the rest of them. They could have thrown them away for all I know. Most of mine have gone to family members. My MIL uses hers all the time, but don't know about the rest of the inlaws. A few of them turned their noses up at them.
That is so sad for you after putting all that work in them and giving from your heart and hands and not have someone appreciate that. Shame on them!
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by june6995
Then we "hung" Sun Bonnet Sue on the wall between the hall and kitchen. That was after I decided to hang 2 quilts over the glass door at the end of my living room. I did not want the expense of draperies (would need to be custom made) so we put up wooden drapery hangers....and uses 2 5 foot long poles. Two of my quilts now cover the glass area and block the cold air that reflects off the glass.l


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Doesn't the sunlight ruin them?
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:07 AM
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Sun is not an issue there. It opens onto a deck that has a roof over it and faces North. When Spring comes, they will come down and be stored for next winter. I am not too concerned about them fading.
They are also "lined" with a sheet for backing and batting inside. they are pastel colors so some light does filter through.

A comment about giving quilts as gifts to family members. I have only given quilts to those who have expressed their desire to have a quilt that I have made. As far as the charity quilts, I know they go to disaster areas and can be put to good use.

We give quilts out of love and I guess that counts for something. I know most of you make quilts with lots of love stitched in the seams!
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:18 AM
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OH...well then, I guess that really does work out well then!
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