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    i was just reading another post about a store bought quilt and i am totally confused. do many quilters actually purchase a quilt from a regular store? that just really amazes me. just curious if it is common.

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    I wouldn't!!!!

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    I purchased a King size wedding ring that years looks hand quilted for $19.00 years ago before I started quilting I still use it but it is getting pretty worn

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    I purchased a beautiful quilt from Bed Bath & Beyond a couple yrs. ago. It was perfect for the bed I needed it on & I could not make one with ribbon embroidery & queen size for what I paid. I do machine quilting, but not queen size.

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    I would if it is something that I would use outside or in the motor home with all my children. I do have several on the road quilts but they get a tremendous amount of wear and tear if used in the motor home, on the beach etc. Eventually I would like to have some more motor home outdoor quilts but in the mean time we use the few we have plus the store bought ones. Also I would feel sad if one of our home quilts would get lost when camping.

    we use this one for on the beach and camping.
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    I have one on my bed right now. I no longer worry about my kids ruining it. It washes up beautifully and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am making a new one for my bed but might keep this one also :)

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    My DM bought me one and 6 months later it was full of holes where the seams came apart. There was barely any seam allowance so it was falling apart.

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    all our bedding comes from the store.

    a king size quilt costs thousands between materials and time - far too much to use for sleeping and washing every 3-4 days.

    if my customers want to sleep and wash them all the time thats their business - once its out of my hands i don't care what happens to them - they can give it to the dogs for all i care.

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    I purchased a sample quilt from a quilt shop with dinosaurs for my 8 yr old. It was so perfect, affordable, and DONE. Bought a scrappy from a guild sale for my older boy. Other than that I wouldn't buy anything that was supposed to look like a patchwork quilt. Just me...

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    There really are no rules with quilting and quilts.

    I paid big money a few years ago for a hand worked quilt made in Tibet. I love it. It's a rusty/red color with some kind of thick threading used to embroider it and mirrors all over it. To me, it is functional art. I use it for several months of the year - when kids aren't around - then switch to other quilts. That lets me change the look of the room with very little work.

    My DH is worried that the quilt will be ruined by using it. I tell him that my enjoyment of it is ruined by not using it!

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    Yes, My name is Sue and I am a fabraholic.

    I have purchased 2, didn't need either. They were solid top and bottom, but had the neatest quilting, square in a square in a square... They were on clearance from like $90 to $20, so out of impluse alone I bought them.

    I have a LA, and many sheets I could do the same thing...
    But they were on sale.

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    I have a king size store bought solid black quilt, but, hey, I make my own soup and I still buy store bought of that, too. :lol: I have zero interest in making a quilt as large as the one I bought.

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    I had to buy a quilt when we purchased our King sized bed. I didn't have anything in my house large enough to fit. It was cheaply made, had awful colours but was only $20 in the clearance bin at one of those Bed and Bath stores. I now have three King sized quilts finished and my $20 quilt is in my son's camper. It's perfect on their bed, they drag it down to the beach and I don't care if it gets wet or dirty. It was $20 well spent.

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    I love to decorate with quilts all around my home. I used to buy them if they are were well made and matched my decorating colors. Now that I'm retired and have the time to make my own that is how I will proceed but I still use and love all the quilts that I have purchased. I will say that they haven't held up all that well with regular laundering but maybe mine wouldn't either, who knows? I don't have little kids and pets all over the house anymore either so maybe I won't have to launder my quilts as often anymore. I don't see a problem with store purchased quilts personally.

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    I've bought several - one a twin double wedding ring that looks home made; one a Laura Ashley whole cloth that I could pass off as having made myself (but I don't). Another Baltimore Album that needs some work but I just loved the colors in it and will mend it next winter.

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    I don't buy them anymore. I did before I got a quilting machine because I couldn't do anything but tie them for a queen size. I'd rather make my own now. :)

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    I bought a quilted cotton bedspread at Kohl's. It's holding up very well after several launderings and almost four years of use. I made curtains to go with it and I'm making a bedskirt. I hope by the time it wears out, I will have my own purple quilt made, but in the meantime, this one is so soft and very thick and heavy - really beautiful.

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    All my bed quilts are bought...I make tons and give them away...Have a couple of lap quilts I keep in the LR for cold winter nights while watching TV.
    I buy quilts in antique shops and ebay...I just love to give old quilts made by someone else a home...I usually display those...

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    Oh I use my quilts! i love to see them on all of our beds and couches.

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    if i love the pattern and is too complicated for me to make, i would buy it.

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    I never bought one because they are made in sweat shops and the people making them are not compensated properly for their skills. I do not want to promote such horrible business behavior. Think about it, how could you ever justify making a quilt and selling it for $25. I think that the existance of those quilts devalue the ones that we make.

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    I have a gorgeous kingsize quilt on the bed now that I purchased from a neat little store in the hill country. Can't ever see myself doing a quilt that size.

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    I have thought about purchasing a cracker barrel one, they are beautiful.

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    Never! That's why I took up quilting.

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    Do I look Yes, if on super Clearance do I consider buying Yes, do I want it to look nice and be done well none of the printed fabric, yes. Can I control who makes them No. Do they hold up as well as ones I make No. But on the other hand, don't always want mine ground into the sand at the beach... JMO

    Like the comment about the Soup... Great comparison

    May need bail if the QP come a knockin.... :)

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