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Thread: Baby Quilt - I didn't know tied quilts counted

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    Senior Member Somebunny's Avatar
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    I didn't know tied quilts counted until I saw a beautiful one from someone else amongst all these wonderful pictures. So I guess I have finished a quilt. Here is my favorite as it contains fabrics from both my mother and grandmother. I saved pajamas and pretty shirts after their passings knowing some day a deserving person would appreciate their value. It went to a niece, the first grandaughter/great grandaughter to have a baby in the family.

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    Oh, that's wonderful, lakehouse! I love the sentimental value and the fact you waited for someone who would appreciate it. BTW, lots of people tie their quilts. I've tied a few, too, and still plan on doing it on some. Great job and thanks for showing us this picture!

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    there's an heirloom right there, and a new proud owner...
    and a wee one!

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    Yes a wonderful gift.

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    Beautiful quilt filled with lots of memories. Of course tied counts and I'm glad you shared yours.

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    What a cherished heirloom that will be!! Wonderful job!! :D

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    Its really nice :-)

    Do you have any close up photos of the tying? its interesting to see what others do :)

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    That is so great, and of course tied quilts count, Other wise I would be in trouble on some of mine.

    Great quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakehouse97449
    I didn't know tied quilts counted
    They do. Yours looks very happy.
    Many of our community service quilts are tied.

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    Ofcourse they count!!!! You have made a treasured heirloom that will be passed down through the generations!!! Please say you did make a label describing where the fabrics came from and the significance of the young woman who received it and your name and date! Beautiful quilt, how many more relatives are waiting in line for their turn???? :D :D :D

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    This quilt is so special. These kind of quilts are my absolute favorites! I have a quilt that was left in my great-grandma;s basement as a top and my mom tied it off and gave it to me for my birthday, oh, ten years after great-gma died. We were all crying. It's my most treasured quilt, because it could never be replaced.

    I agree with amma about making a label- future generations will be grateful for that.

    And absolutely tied quilts count! I do it sometimes if I am in a hurry. I notice that they don't last as long, though- most of mine that are tied I am now slowly just adding hand quilting around the ties and then cutting the ties off. But we use our quilts really hard- I have a 3 and a 5 yr old- both boys. So the quilts around here get a little beat up, what with forts and picnics and the like.:-)

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    I like the tied quilts, they just look so cozy and scream to be used!

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    What a treasure you have created!

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    Your tied baby quilt turned out gorgeous!!
    It will be a well loved treasure, forever.
    Great job & thank you for sharing.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    I never really knew about labeling quilts until this site, but I plan to make one and add it next time I see this neice. I have an embroidery machine so it will be easy to do. I do not have close ups of the tieing, but I used a tan colored, embroidery thread and finished with a nice boy scout knot. I have learned and enjoyed SO much from all of you on this site, I just want to say thank you. I'm on this site in our truck driving down the road now. :D

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    FANTASTIC JOB! I tie all my quilts/blankets as you see in all my pics. I don't use batting , I just put fleece on the back.

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    A beautiful job. She will have something to hand down to the baby. And, who knows, if it is a girl, she may take up quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakehouse97449
    I didn't know tied quilts counted until I saw a beautiful one from someone else amongst all these wonderful pictures. So I guess I have finished a quilt. Here is my favorite as it contains fabrics from both my mother and grandmother. I saved pajamas and pretty shirts after their passings knowing some day a deserving person would appreciate their value. It went to a niece, the first grandaughter/great grandaughter to have a baby in the family.
    Your quilt is lovely and even more so when you and your family look at it and remember "oh! that was dad's shirt that he wore on that camp trip we took to the beach," or "I remember grandma wore that blouse when she made cookies for our girl scout troupe." Great memories and now another generation can learn about the fabrics and people who helped make the quilt possible. Lucky neice and her baby! Great job.

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    very nice quilt.......

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    What a sweet, sweet sentiment. I bet it was hard to let go of.

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