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Yard sale quilt tops gifted to Comfort quilt projects

Old 04-23-2018, 05:29 PM
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This is how I feel and everyone has the right to their own opinion. When I give someone a present, I want it good enough that I'd keep it for myself. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:22 PM
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I am a very conservative person and don't throw away much. I do try to find appropriate places for the fabrics, quilt tops, quilts, etc. that come my way with someone saying, "Can you do something with this?"

However, I am quite discriminating when it comes to putting my time into reworking or making something out of a partially finished item. In addition to feeling that my time is valuable (to me at least), I also find that some projects are damaging to the psyche. That can either be because I am resentful of the time they are taking or because the drabness, ugliness, workmanship, or you name it, drag me down. Sometimes it is just the weight of having the item take up space in the house and making me feel guilty for not attending to it.

I think it is best to develop a good network of friends and find out what type of items they welcome. Also, find out what charities or work groups welcome what type of supplies. That way you are more likely to find a place that will get or make some good out of these items.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:46 PM
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Sorry! I guess I didn't clearly state my feelings above -- I'm not suggesting that anyone spend their time re-making quilt tops which are not in usable condition (for human beings). I just meant that whatever is not usable should be given/donated to animal shelters for bedding for the animals being housed there. I'd rather see that happen than clogging up the solid waste landfills with fabric/quilt tops that could be used for domestic animal bedding.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
I am a very conservative person and don't throw away much. I do try to find appropriate places for the fabrics, quilt tops, quilts, etc. that come my way with someone saying, "Can you do something with this?"

However, I am quite discriminating when it comes to putting my time into reworking or making something out of a partially finished item. In addition to feeling that my time is valuable (to me at least), I also find that some projects are damaging to the psyche. That can either be because I am resentful of the time they are taking or because the drabness, ugliness, workmanship, or you name it, drag me down. Sometimes it is just the weight of having the item take up space in the house and making me feel guilty for not attending to it.

I think it is best to develop a good network of friends and find out what type of items they welcome. Also, find out what charities or work groups welcome what type of supplies. That way you are more likely to find a place that will get or make some good out of these items.
After reading all the way to this response, this is me and my sentiments as well! If I don't like it or don't want to fix it, I find someone or somewhere else it can go to.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:48 PM
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Daylesewblessed & Love to sew, I appreciate your comments

We all have a niche. Sometimes things come are way that require more mental/physical energy than we can give.

A polite "No" is an good answer.
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