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Thread: If you are not selling your quilts, what do you do with all your quilts that you hav?

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    [QUOTE=Minmom3;5755912]I've given away every one I've finished.

    Minmom, Please remember that when you gifted these that YOUR heart was in the right place. You can't control what someone else chooses to do with what you have given them. You are a dear person and God will reward you for the good things you have done. May God Bless you and hopefully give your family insight and care and compassion.

    Ladibug

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    If you have family members you would like to have some of your quilts, at least pin there names on the ones you think they would like. When you are gone to your reward, they will know that you thought of them and made them a quilt.
    I like this idea and think I will follow through....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan01948 View Post
    My hubby always says "so who is that quilt for" or "what is that project for". He just doesn't get it, I'm doing projects just to see if I can, or how it will look, or just because I feel like it, the fabric inspired me, etc., etc., etc !! LOL!!
    I often feel the same....I am making them just because.......

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    Mine go to Quilts for Kids and Quilts of Valor. If you save your receipts, donate to an official 501c charity and itemize your taxes you can deduct the actual costs of fabrics and supplies for the items donated.

    If you try selling, you may have problems getting a decent price for your items. Non-quilters just don't understand how expensive fabric and supplies are and how much time is involved.

    Good luck

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    Here's a couple of ways to think about whether to use those beloved quilts or not:

    1) So what if they get soiled? Taking the opportunity to wrap yourself in your Mawmaw's love every day is more than worth a bit of dirt. I expect the quilts I make to be loved to tatters! Start slow - Take each of them out once a week, different days, and enjoy them. Put them on the back of a chair where the pets can't lay on them, and use them when sewing or watching TV. Then put them back in the closet.

    2) The only way you're "enjoying" them now is by knowing they're there. Not satisfying to me, but maybe enough for you.

    3) You can't take them to heaven with you!

    4) Once you're gone to your reward, someone else MIGHT enjoy them to tatters, OR, worst of all, someone may just toss them in the trash.

    5) make a copy of the 'just for me' quilt to use, and keep the first one you made in the closet.

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    Minimom3, Sorry your Mom has that attitude about the quilt. My Mom had a bit of that streak in her, but I think it was because she was brought up to NOT praise kids for good work. Crazy, huh? Your Mom is using the quilt, which is quite nice.

    As for telling her friends that you made that 'ratting looking thing', some folks simply don't deal with compliments very well and minimize the subject of the compliment with comments like that. I've heard many people say similar things about 'stuff' I know they love and would have a very hard time parting with...but that compliment shakes them up.

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