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Thread: What do you do with all your finished quilts?

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    Junior Member Caer Urfa's Avatar
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    I have quite enough quilts for my own use but can never resist making just one more. My family have as many as they want. I do make quilts for the Linus Project as well and I get real satisfaction out of that. How many do you have and what do you do with them? I'm talking about finished quilts!

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    Most of the quilts I have made since I started 4 years ago have gone to family, friends and charities. I have 5 that I made, but I have several planned that I will keep. My DD and DSIL just asked for a new one since they moved into a new house and are decorating their bedroom. I also have a new grandaughter coming next month, so....

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    I don't actually finish enough quilts to have any extras. However, if I did, I would make a raffle quilt for each of my favorite charities every year.

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    So far the quilts and projects that I am making are for myself. I am working on a quilt for kids for the Downy program.

    The kit includes the pattern.

    anyone can make these as they send you the kit everything but the thread and batting, you make it and mail it back to them (so you just pay for the thread, batting and return postage)

    here is the link for the kids quilts for Downy program

    http://www.quiltsforkids.org/volunteer/

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    thanks for starting this thread!

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    I just sent two donation quilts to ALS organization, I also have two Downey quilts finished to mail out, I have two great-nieces with quilts ready for them. My quilting buddy and I work together and started making quilts for all our co-workers when they turn fifty. We have also made quilts for all the co-workers newborns. I have a few I have made for myself and hubby. Both my boys have special quilts. I have made my mom three, my dog has one( which is big, she is 136pds). I'm definitly a busy quilter, I have made a couple picture memorial quilts as well. I have only been quilting about three or four years. I caught the quilt bug!!!

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    Of course as well as finished quilts I have a huge number in my head!

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    I don't have that problem. :cry: Everything I've made has either gone to family, friends, or charities. I'm just getting around to being able to do something for myself. I do have quilts from my Grandmother and my husbands mother that are in storage though. We've been trying to figure out if we want to display these or keep them stored to preserve them.

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    I have always given all my crafts away. I have knitted, crocheted, macramed, cross-stitched, etc. The only thing I have to show for it is a couple of macrame hangers.

    I can see the same thing happening with quilting. But that's OK! I love seeing the expressions on people's faces when they receive a home-made gift from me.

    Once while we were on vacation, I was making a macrame hanger on the deck in the evening while we were sitting around a fire. I have difficulty just sitting without doing something. I feel as though I am wasting time.

    The woman was in awe over it. I ended up giving it to her and she was so appreciative of it.

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    I give mine away too! Someday, I want todo two for me, an animal one and a 30's. So far mine have been gifts or for charities to raffle. Would love to do project linus, ect, just lack the time!

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    I doubt I will ever have that problem!
    Number one...I'm a slow quilter
    Number two...I've got 6 kids
    Number three.....I expect lots of grandkids!

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    I have three full size quilts for myself, my kids have more than enough quilts so now I give them to charity or if I hear of someone with a terminal illness I give them away. Because I love to make quilts I prefer they get used.

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    I always give mine to friends, family, teachers, co workers, and anybody else who shows interest. I have only made 2 quilts for myself and I have been quilting 10 years.

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    I would take a few to nursing homes, they would apperciate them!

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    I make some particularly for friends*; my grandkids (one a new quilter) like getting quilts still.
    And, I make on commission and for charities.

    * I've made 9 or 10 I-Spy quilts, appliquing circles onto backgrounds of their favorite colours and using fussy cuts (don't like that term) of objects that have some meaning for each one.

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    All of mine have gone to the children(I have four), grandchildren (I have seven) and friends (I have MANY) and extended family (Bunches of those too). I haven't made one for myself yet, but I do have it planned.

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    All of mine have gone to the children(I have four), grandchildren (I have seven) and friends (I have MANY) and extended family (Bunches of those too). I haven't made one for myself yet, but I do have it planned.
    I also make lap robes for Hospice patients (too many to count). I have ten done this last few weeks.

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    If there is a retirement home near you I'm sure they would love them. You could always surprise a neighbor or check with the local hospital to see if they could use them especially for new mother's. I could go on forever but I will stop. Most of my quilts have gone to family, only because I haven't made too many yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I doubt I will ever have that problem!
    Number one...I'm a slow quilter
    Number two...I've got 6 kids
    Number three.....I expect lots of grandkids!
    I also am a slow quilter with kids and grandkids. My concern is keeping up with supply and demand. I also have a clothing repair pile to tackle. Moods and prioritys lean to the quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    I just sent two donation quilts to ALS organization, I also have two Downey quilts finished to mail out, I have two great-nieces with quilts ready for them. My quilting buddy and I work together and started making quilts for all our co-workers when they turn fifty. We have also made quilts for all the co-workers newborns. I have a few I have made for myself and hubby. Both my boys have special quilts. I have made my mom three, my dog has one( which is big, she is 136pds). I'm definitly a busy quilter, I have made a couple picture memorial quilts as well. I have only been quilting about three or four years. I caught the quilt bug!!!
    I would love to see photo of your Picture Memory quilt - I also make them and love seeing how others do it!

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    I can't keep up with the demand :shock: I don't even have one for me :oops: LOL Maybe someday I will catch up, maybe :roll:

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    I have given a handstitched quilt to each of my kids, my gks and my sister's kids and their kids, mom. mil. etc. So now that everyone has one, I make some for me and still make for Project Linus, etc. I love to display my quilts. I buy nice hangers and have them all over. No empty walls in my house. And I have floor quilt racks which hold 3 or 4, I have a 1956 German china cabinet I display folded quilts in. Then all my beds have them. I have baskets on the floor with a couple in each one. Even have them in my kitchen. Guess I have too much time on my hands. I also switch the quilts out during seasons. One idea I got in a magazine, I hang a quilt over my shower curtain which folded, hangs halfway down, doesn't get wet. My house is an 1908 ranch house we redid so I have those wonderful big cabinets on top of the closets and I have quilts folded everywhere. Ok. Maybe I need to get some help. I think I am a little manic about my quilts. LOL

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    I also have a nursing home here called Mission Granbury and they have lots of my lapquilts and a shop full of yarn and material I donated to the ladies who can still sew and crochet. I do door prizes for lap quilts too. Donate quilts for groups that do auctions for ill people etc. SO many places, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    I doubt I will ever have that problem!
    Number one...I'm a slow quilter
    Number two...I've got 6 kids
    Number three.....I expect lots of grandkids!
    Good for you!!!! :thumbup:

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    I have many around the house. My kids all have at least one, right now my kids and all their friends are of "marrying" age and I have (foolishly) been giving everyone a quilt as a wedding gift. I have at least 5 to do this summer.
    I have donated quite a few to quilts for kids, to families in Mexico the High Schoolers from our church has built homes for, to my guild, (those go to varying charities) Several places had gotten donated quilts from me, and of course all those married folks who got wedding quilts are starting to have babies!!!

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