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

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    Do you give them away, sell them, trade.. etc?? I'd love to hear :)

    If you sell them online or blog about them, please provide a link.

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    I give most of mine away, that is the ones my DD doesn't snatch up. LOL

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    do you keep a photo album of them? You sure have some lucky friends & family (and DD) ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I give most of mine away, that is the ones my DD doesn't snatch up. LOL

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    Mine have all been give aways, or are still lounging around as UFO's :D:D:D

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    Most of mine go to Hospice and family. One day I would love to sell some of them iether as tops or as quilts

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    oh gosh.. I wish I had close friends like the girls on this board have!

    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Mine have all been give aways, or are still lounging around as UFO's :D:D:D

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    All of mine are give-aways. I don't have a single quilt I have made for myself!! I take pictures of them, save small pieces of the fabrics I used in them and put these in an album. I love looking back at the pictures and often wonder what became of those quilts. I wonder if they are being loved? :wink:

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    I made a teeny tiny blanky for a pregnant friend and she was thrilled, the look in the receiver's eyes are priceless. However I am so new I have yet to make anything for me and the hubby out of fear.

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    Presents, donations. I used to sell years ago, but it is more fun when it isn't a business.

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    I've never been brave enough to give any away. They are all over the house.

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    Two have gone to my DS. One is an incomplete couch quilt for me. Another is in the works for my BIL as a wedding gift. A couple were wall hangings I gave as prezzie. One went to my niece.

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    I have given away a lot. would love to find a way to sell a few. Have lots of tops done. not in any hurry to finish as they have no home yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    do you keep a photo album of them? You sure have some lucky friends & family (and DD) ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I give most of mine away, that is the ones my DD doesn't snatch up. LOL
    I don't have a photo album yet but I load pictures of them to my computer. I remember who gets what so some day I can print them out.

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    Most of my sewing is french hand sewing by machine, heirloom style clothing for my girls so most are saved. My first quilt was given away to a charity. My second quilt "Jane" is half way done, she matches my antique picnic basket and is looking forward to life as a beach bum. (we are moving to Virginia Beach in December) My future quilts are for my kids, my nieces, and for my linen closet, to save for winter. When you have a 100 year old farm house it gets drafty.

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    Sold some, but never get what my time is worth. Mainly, I keep them or give away as gifts.

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    I have a single bed piled high with completed quilts, lap quilts, wallhangings, tablerunners, dolls quilts. I make a few charity quilts for raffles and give away an occasional one to friends. I hope to one day sell some online but quite a few I can't bear to part with.

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    I give them away. A friend at work said she would pay me if I made one for her baby. I said no...........but I would give her one. She didn't know I had already started one for him. She held off decorating the babys room til she had the quilt and decorated around it. Made my day.

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    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.

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    Hi,I have given many away but also try to sell some.I also have bins full,lol-really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodie02b
    I made a teeny tiny blanky for a pregnant friend and she was thrilled, the look in the receiver's eyes are priceless. However I am so new I have yet to make anything for me and the hubby out of fear.
    You just sit down and make something for you and your DH. He will love it because you made it. How could he not! and then you will be on your way to making many more. Go to your local quilt shop and sign up for a beginner class. I have been quilting for going on 9 years and can't believe how far I have come and how much I have learned! Just choose something relatively easy, like all squares and rectangles. I love my first quilt, even though I learn more with each quilt. You'll do just fine. All the best.

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    With the exception of a few made as gifts, I am hanging them all in my guild's annual quilt show. We also make quilts annually for charity.

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    mine are gifts, donations, i sell a few, but i give most away. for every one i sell i give away 6.

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    I have given ALL of mine away so far, but am in the process of making one for me and the hubby, a Cathedral Windows quilt all done by hand. It may take me a few years to complete, but it'll be worth it when I get it done. I've made more baby quilts than any other size, but have been making some larger sizes lately. I also make lap robes for Hospice patients and try to get 25-30 of these made per year.

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    I use mine as decorations (wall hangings), only one queen sized quilt for my bed. I've made for my kids, there rooms when they were kids and grandkids. I've made a lot of Christmas presents this year. I take a picture of everyone I've ever made and have them in a little photo album, and I'm starting to run out of room.

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    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".

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