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Thread: what do you do with all of your creations??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    I give away the majority of my quilts - either to friends and family, or I have just finished a couple to donate to the local CASA.

    I have kept a few for myself - two tabletoppers and a couch throw. But I'm working on a bed quilt for myself now.

    I do have a photo album, and once in awhile I like to look at my "babies".
    What is CASA?

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    Most have been given away - but I take pictures first for my album.

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    All of my completed quilts have been gifts. Most of my UFO's are also designated as gifts. I have one that I'm trying to claim, but DD insists it needs to be hers...I told her she'll get it eventually anyway! LOL!

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    I kept 1, gave away several baby quilts as gifts, made many from my stash for QFK, made 2 for my parents. I'm starting a hexagon quilt in blue white & yellow for my cottage. Maybe I'll make one for my husband.

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    so far they are all for giving and for my kids. i'll probably sell some eventually, when i have too many of my own around. i have yet to make one for myself though so it won't be for a while.

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    It is about 50/50. Half I make for my childern and the othe rhalf for friends or as donation. there is a small precentage I do for consignment. This offsets some of my quilt money spending but not way enough.

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    I have made many as gifts, all babies born in the family have one. I make a lot for Linus, and the rest that I cannot part with are either used as snuggle quilts in the living room or folded away in a cupboard, and only brought out occaisionally. I do take a picture of each one and keep them in an album, although there are some that I have given as gifts that I have forgotten to take a picture of.

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    Gave a couple to charity, made both DDs 2 each & one for each of 3 Grkids.All were full to K size.Have made shams to match for DDs, a ton of sofa pillows & a lot of throws/wall hangings for myself.

    No longer do bed size quilts(have one last K size for LA quilter).Sofa throws are it & also do a lot of miniatures.Mine are used as table toppers,folded in an antique trunk, hanging from wall racks, on back of chairs & sofas.....folded at foot of bed.I just like looking at them.Also have a quilt rack in bedroom......so surrounded by quilts :-)

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    Mine get claimed usually before they are finished.
    I just love going to my DS, DD, and DS homes and seeing my wares displayed.

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    Mine are given to my family and friends.

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    Mine hang on the stair railing, are folded and draped over the bed in one of my guest rooms and stuffed in the closet.

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    I THINK I'm making another that we'll keep and use as lap quilt in TV room. But someone in family might sneak it away.

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    I make things and give them away just for no special reason. Example: I made one of my fellow teachers an Ohio State bag last week. She was so happy. No money is worth that excitement. I really try to teach my students the joy of "Random acts of kindness".

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    I used to make quilts as gifts and also to use and hang in my house. About 3 years ago, I joined a quilt ministry and any quilt we make within the group goes to a pediatric unit in a local hospital. The fun of knowing that I can take a tutorial off this message board and make 3 or 4 small lapquilts from the pattern and have a place to give them away when they're finished makes all the difference in how creative I've become. I also photograph each quilt as I put the last stitch in the binding with the pictures in an album. It is nice to look back at your body of work.

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    Have given away lots of them, sold a few, make a donation quilt every year for a Navy reunion group.. have quite a few here for us to use.. I love them.. the more they are used the softer and sweeter they are (to a point)..

    Just had one returned to me... My dear MIL's.. I made her one the first year we were married.. 40+ years ago.. I have it again, she passed away a few weeks ago.. It's sad to have it back again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    I kept the first dozen that I made. After that, all have been given away. I feel blessed that I am able to give them to others.

    My bible study teacher wanted to commission me to make two quilts for her grandaughters. I told her no, I would just give them to her. She wouldn't take them. I told her to give a donation to Airedale Rescue rather than pay me. She did. That was good.
    That's a Win-Win for all.

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    Mine have been given to friends for weddings, house warmings,first apartments for my kids, gifts of comfort in times of loss and the next one's going to be for me, if I can decide on just one pattern...

    Andie :roll:

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    Since I am pretty new at it, I haven't that many finished pieces to account for. I am keeping my first as a bedspread in my guest room. The others so far have been gifts. The next few will also be gifts, as my goal is to make one for each of my children and grandchildren that want one. In between that tho, there will be one special one that is going to be for my DH and I to go on our bed in our new master bedroom. I will have to fit it in between projects, but my goal is to have it finished by our 40th anniversary in 2 years from now.

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    My first (well really second) was a lap size and I made it just for me. Working on numbers 3 & 4 now and they will both be giveaways.

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    most of mine are gifts for folks -- there's a link to my blog with pictures in my signature.

    you could also search for the purple turtle on facebook - there's more pictures there...

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