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Thread: Do we keep our very first quilt?

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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    My first quilt was a gift..it was hard giving it up but I did!

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    No, it was truly horrid and I have the photographs to prove it!

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    I vote to keep it for now. You can make another for ETSY.

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    I made a baby quilt for a gift as my first quilt!

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    I made my first quilt as a wedding gift for my best friend in high school. Then, Mom cut 4 1/2" squares from the leftovers of clothing she made for us in the 60's 'cause I had "made a quilt" with that size square. I still have it! It is a falling apart mess - but so warm and cozy. Two layers of batting - only tied. I patch it once in a while. My kids love it to death. We've found it works as a moving blanket too. But it always comes back. To embarrass me, I guess.

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    It is precious and no doubt you could sell it on Etsy, but keep it! I kept mine so that I can compare it to those yet to come. One day when I'm an old pro I can look at it and see all the things I did wrong and see how far I've come.

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    I never finished my first quilt, it was so bad! I did get it pieced, but never quilted it. I keep it to show myself how far I've come. One day I plan to finish it just because.

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    I guess the real question is...do you WANT to keep it? If it isn't something you want to keep...then may as well sell to buy more fabric!

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    I have my first quilt, and it hangs proudly in my living room on a rack with my others. I show it happily and announce that it was my very first. Yes, I have kept it, although it has been asked for several times by family members. Nope...that one's mine!! :-)

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    I'd keep your first quilt. Make another one to put on Etsy! Your quilt is adorable.

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    Darling quilt.

    Yes I have mine, it is thread bare, made with flour sacks and an old blanket as batting.

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    No, my sister talked me out of it. But I made another just like it for myself.

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    I vote keep it:)

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    I have my first one hanging in my sewing studio right above my sewing area. I made it in memory of my mother who was a seamstress. It is a wall hanging of "Antigue Spools" with my own touches of color and detail.
    My second one I gave away.

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    aww it is so cute, I would have trouble parting with it :) unless someone in the family were having a baby girl :)

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    The first quilt I ever made I made for my sister in-law. It was made using her color and fabric choices and she wanted it to be tied not quilted. I gave it to her as a gift.

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    Still sitting in my drawer needing quilted.

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    I need to finish mine. Recently I pulled it out and separated the layers. Not sure what I will do.

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    I kept my very first quilt that I made in 9th grade. It became my picnic blanket and now has been retired. It was made of one of those very "ugly" flannels and it has been worn through in many places. We lived in a single wide trailer and I tied in on frames leaning in the hallway. Thankfully I have much more space these days!

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    yes, keep your 1st quilt, awesome, thanks for sharing with us

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    I'm still WORKING on my first quilt. King sized, hand quilting. I've done lots of others over the years since I sandwiched that first one + made lots of tops that are stored away for future quilting, but ... still hand quilting my first one!

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    My first quilt was a modified JoAnn BOM kit. I finished it and gave it to my mother for Xmas, a few years ago. There were a few mistakes in it. But she loves it and shows it off to everyone.

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    Ikept mind and now, altho, I am embarassed to show it, it does show me how far I've come and what I've learned on the journey. Your quilt is lovely besides. I would keep it and treasure it. I love your color sense.

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    I kept mine because it is on DGD bed and she loves it.

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    Keep it! that way you wil always have it to see how you have improved over time and also because it is just sooooo cute.

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