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Thread: How Many Quilts Have You Made

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    ...in your lifetime? You can count the ones you have started and not finished yet.

    I started number 70 about a month ago. It would have been more but I only started quilting in 1992.

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    Only 3.

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    i'm estimating but i'm some where around 242 quilts in 8 years.

    that includes the quilts i sell.

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    Absolutely no idea! I made the first one for my doll 55 years ago. Still have it...and the doll. :oops: People actually keep track of how many quilts they make? Why?

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    the only ones i can count for sure are the ones i sell. the ones i made for family/friends/gifts i have to estimate because i don't keep records of them.

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    I have a running record of every one. Finished or not. I give them a number and a name and tell a story of each one. Many times it says the same thing as the label, and sometimes much more. All the information is on a flash drive along with another folder that has their photographs.

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    I'm rattling around 30 or so.

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    I have been quilting for 1 1/2 years and have made 30 quilts (including quilt tops waiting to be quilted) and numerous table runners and wall hangings.

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    I have no idea, I guess I should keep better records, but never thought to do so. Just in the last year, I have started putting labels on them. :oops: :oops:

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    Maybe around 80, I'm not sure. Most of them have been given away.

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    Somewhere around 150 or so - but if you ask my hubby he might say 300.
    Way to many by his count....... the other day at a local fair he was asked to buy a raffle ticket on a quilt and his reply to the gal was we have way to many quilts at our house - can't buy a ticket I might just win........ :D :D :D

    Scrap

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    I take pics of everything I make, quilts, totes, purses, whatever. i make a lap quilt for every house I sell as a house warming present ( I am a Realtor as well) so it is probably over a 100.

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    I would have to say counting everything quilted or quilt related 500+. I made 41 Linus quilts last month. I have also done a lot of handquilting for other people over the years. If you add those the number is a lot higher. I handquilted two queen size quilts this summer. I have also made purses, tablerunners lots of wallhangings etc. etc. I made my first actual quilt in 1967.

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    Wow, you all have made a lot of quilts! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    I'm working on number 8 right now. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do!
    Don't worry about it, Eddie. There's no prize for the highest number. Enjoy what you do at your own speed, learn from each one and strive to make the next one better than the last. Works for quilting and just about everything else in life, too. :D

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    I have made right around 100-including wall hangings, table runners, etc. I do have quite a few UFOs staring me in the face right now that would up that number if I finished them all!!

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    I had to make a list. If I didn't forget anything I've made 6 baby quilts, 33 wall hangings, and 42 quilts lap size or bigger. Most of the bigger quilts are either twin size or queen size. Plus too many table runners to count and 6 tree skirts.

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    Somewhere around 25. I didn't think it was that many til I started adding them up. I learned something new with each one.

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    Boston...you are way too organized!!!
    I wish I had a photo of all the quilts, table runners, baby quilts and etc...that I gave away...
    I cannot get an accurate count because of this but I have made alot!
    Some great, some not so great...
    I laugh because some of my first ones that I gave away were so terrible (in my eyes now) that I cannot believe I gave them to the person...
    How funny!!!
    Kirsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    Boston...you are way too organized!!!
    I wish I had a photo of all the quilts, table runners, baby quilts and etc...that I gave away...
    I cannot get an accurate count because of this but I have made alot!
    Some great, some not so great...
    I laugh because some of my first ones that I gave away were so terrible (in my eyes now) that I cannot believe I gave them to the person...
    How funny!!!
    Kirsten
    I get it from my mother. She liked to take pictures of the things that she crocheted, and even her decorated cookies. She was famous in our town for all the cookies. She had about 310 cookie cutters.

    Anyway, I started taking pictures of my cross stitch and now my quilts. Glad I did too. I love looking at all the ones I have given away. I looked at my list today and for each one I have kept, I have given one away.

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    I think around 20. Mostly baby quilts. Only 2 wall hangings and 1 twin have stayed at home. All others have been gifts. That will change in the coming year. I've put a moratorium on gift quilts until I get a few done for my own family, including a tree skirt and stockings.

    Sad part is, my first quilt was a wall hanging that only measured 24" square. It had 25 appliqued hearts and took me 4 YEARS to complete! :oops: I was a college student at the time. Never worked on it during school, but couldn't bear to leave it at home. So every semester, it resided in my dresser drawer until the next summer/winter break. Didn't have a lot of time to devote to it, but felt so triumphant when finished. :roll:

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    since i just started may 2008. I've done 8 or is it 9? lol

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    Sorry I asked. :cry: :cry:

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    Oh My Gosh ... I wish I knew! In the beginning I kept a picture of all my quilts. I even started to sell them on consignment at a local gift shop. But, over the years, with kids, job, etc, I stopped being so good about the pictures. I would say I've made an average of 15 quilts per year for the last 20 years. WOW... 300? That seems nearly impossible! But, I have to confess ... I'm looking at a huge pile right now that still need binding. And, from the ones I see, I know that one of them was 'finished' in 1999 -- so, I'm not really done with all of them :wink:

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    Why are you sorry you asked? I would give - well, a quilt, I guess, if I'd kept track of all my quilts/table runners. I am GUESSING I've made 75 all together.

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