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Old 10-08-2015, 05:58 PM
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Made this quilt for DD when she was in grade school or first year high school - don't really remember exactly. The Blue/green/yellow marbled fabric must be rather low quality because she had pulled the top of the quilt apart. I appliqued leftover quilt squares and fabrics over it but the disintegration continued. Last year she strip-pieced the top board and sewed it over. Now the rest of the quilt needs mending because the fabrics are so worn.
I really don't feel like fixing it again. Should I? I don't think it is worth my time.
Of course she has used it every night since she received it that Christmas. She is now 25.
It was machine pieced and quilted.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:03 PM
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I would do it because she loves it so much.

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Old 10-08-2015, 06:22 PM
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Just explain to her that sometimes you have to let it go and this might be one of those
times. Or fix it and tell her that's the last time and make a new one for her in anticipation
of the disintegrating quilt.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:28 PM
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It's a very pretty quilt - I can understand why your daughter still loves it.
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Of course she loves it, but maybe she could (semi-) retire it and you could re-create the quilt with similar modern, higher-quality fabrics.
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I like the suggestion from wesing. Store or retire old one and make a new one. :-) Everyone wins.
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My daughter just asked me to put new batting in her Christmas quilt that I made for her 20 years ago. it was just a patchwork quilt and it was tied, not quilted. There were 2 patches that needed to be removed and replaced, which was not a problem. The problem was the back did not fit any more and I thought it was easier to just put on a new back than retro fit the other, and I am quilting it, instead of tying it. My daughter feels it is not the same but likes it just the same and very happy that I have done it for her.

Back in 1978 I made an embroidered baby quilt for a friend. I was told this summer, it has been re-done with new batting and backing for the three children of the baby I made it for. My friend said each baby has used it - the blocks were the iron-on nursery rhymes, she has turned it into a family tradition.

Is it worth it? Only you can say for sure.
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I would offer to make her a new one to replace the worn one. Maybe you could shop together for the fabrics.
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Of course she loves it, but maybe she could (semi-) retire it and you could re-create the quilt with similar modern, higher-quality fabrics.
I agree with this.
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Of course she loves it, but maybe she could (semi-) retire it and you could re-create the quilt with similar modern, higher-quality fabrics.
I agree. It has such sentimental value to her, patch it again for retirement and make a new one. One of my college roommates still slept with her baby blanket that was literally just tattered rags/threads of fabric.
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