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    what do you do with your finished quilts and quilting?

    I love quilting but after a while you dont know what to do with your finished quilts and quilting unless you are going to sell it.What do you do with yours?

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    Keep some, give as gifts, gift to charity

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    Visit a nursing home and see people with their lap quilts. There are never enough. When they play bingo, they always need gifts for a winner. A lap robe would be greatly appreciated.

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    If you like baby quilts, inquire if the Premies at your local hospital could use some.
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    I do sell a great deal of what I make. I also give mine to family..and friends. Seems like when I get started , and by the time I finish someone makes a comment about how much they like it... so off it goes.

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    Give as gifts to friends and family. Give to charity. Give to auctions for charity/local schools/fundraisers. Rotate them on my beds every couple of months. Hang as decorations and rotate those every few months.

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    For things i want to keep, I layer some on the spare bed. I have a carpet cardboard roll that I roll some on that stands up in the spare closet. I put smaller things on the plastic hangers with clips and hand them on the spare rooms closet rod.

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    Honestly I am just geting to the point where I am not sure what I will do , I guess the best thing is charity.

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    Most of mine are given away. Wedding gifts, baby gifts, I'm thinking of you gifts, and donations.
    I have given away hundreds of quilts.


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    I give mine to fund raisers and charities. My kids and grandkids already have enough.

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    I donate 95% of mine to McDonald House in Morgantown. Also send some to the local hospitals.
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    I stack them in closets.

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    I like Tartan's ideas. Years ago my mom told me about an old woman she knew who had a bed piled high with quilts. She would show them to visitors, folding back one at a time. I guess she either sold or gave them away. I have a trunk I keep some in, hang some, use some on beds. When my daughters visited from out west last month, one of them took a couple to use for kids in her preschool special needs class. She'd like more that kids can use for naps and such, so when current projects are done, I'll make some cute kid ones for her. Also gave some to a niece who works in children's hospital. She gave them to kids in great need of cheering up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Visit a nursing home and see people with their lap quilts. There are never enough. When they play bingo, they always need gifts for a winner. A lap robe would be greatly appreciated.
    I absolutely LOVE that idea! The elderly get cold so easily, and so many of them are the "forgotten ones". I will definitely start doing that!

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    I do what "Peckish" does cause my kids have more than enough but last year at Christmas I gave each of my married kids (4) a quilt an told them to give it away to some one who could use it. They were happy to do that. This year i really don;t know what I will do but I am going to a craft fair an just maybe I can sell some of them there. Don't expect I will make a profit but if I at least get the cost of the materials in it back that will be fine with me.

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    I keep/display, gift, or donate. Though I don't keep many.
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    So far all that I've finished and about half that I haven't have designated recipients. I recently sent a box full of UFO tops and some supplies to someone in Oklahoma whose guild was finishing them and giving them to folks in the tornado devastation area. By the time I finish one completely it usually has a recipient.

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    When I realized I was "pumping them out" too fast, and knew I was going to have "too many" ... I upped my style. I don't have kids, thus no grands, and no need for gifting them to the extended family. Yes, I give to charities, my favourite being the local Hospice Home.

    So to slow down the mass production ... I went for more intricate work, that was going to be more of a challenge and/or take more time to do. Plus, I started to learn how to do the actual quilting. Both have helped reduced the quantity, and sure have improved the quality. And yes, I still toss in some easy-peasy ones too!

    It's been more than worthwhile ... and I love the improved results!
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    charities are always looking for quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    When I realized I was "pumping them out" too fast, and knew I was going to have "too many" ... I upped my style. I don't have kids, thus no grands, and no need for gifting them to the extended family. Yes, I give to charities, my favourite being the local Hospice Home.

    So to slow down the mass production ... I went for more intricate work, that was going to be more of a challenge and/or take more time to do. Plus, I started to learn how to do the actual quilting. Both have helped reduced the quantity, and sure have improved the quality. And yes, I still toss in some easy-peasy ones too!

    It's been more than worthwhile ... and I love the improved results!
    I like this response. Good for you!

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    There is no bad answer to this question. I have one almost done (just needs binding) that is headed for my Nana, and two miniature newborn sized quilts waiting for the right home to present itself. And at least 5 WIP with no particular home in mind. Many of those I imagine will be donated to Project Linus or a nursing home. There are many wonderful options for getting your quilts adopted!

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    A raffle for a charity

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    A raffle for a charity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I like this response. Good for you!
    Thanks Peckish ... and thus I have completed the Farmer's Wife Sampler as well as the Pony Club quilts. Now, I am actually planning to start Dear Jane this coming winter. What have I got myself into?
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    So far I have made quilts for all but myself. Working on a dbl wedding ring right now that is quilt-as-you-go. Interesting but not going too quickley. I quilt with a group and have donated 2 tops. We hand quilt and sell them to help our community.

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