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Thread: Do we keep our very first quilt?

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    Senior Member tortoisethreads's Avatar
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    This was my first quilt ever. I thought about putting it on my etsy site. Did you guys keep your first quilt?
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    I kept mine b/c even though it's not gorgeous it reminds me of what a huge, happy door it opened for me :D
    Yours is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!! I say KEEP IT !! :D

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    If you are attached, hang onto it, if not, let it go! I have my first, gave away #2, I really don't think anyone would want #1.

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    yes, I did. It is a crib size, and I have it hanging on my wall. Just can not bring myself to part with it. I pieced and machine quilted and actually did a pretty fair binding on it. It it is in batiks.

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    Keep it, otherwise you might regret it two or three years down the road

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    I lost my 'first' quilt sometime not too long after I made it; I think it went the same way as various blankets, towels and sheets... my ex never seemed to have a drop cloth on the job when he needed it...
    I did just give away my first hand quilted, sampler that I made around 1997 when I got serious about quilting... you know it didn't bother me to give up the quilt it's self, as I don't care for those colors any longer, but I miss all the beautiful handwork on it.

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    I have my first 5-6 quilts, i didn't think they were good enough to give away lol. Yours is great!

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    I gave the first quilt I ever made to our oldest son, and he still has it. I think that was back in 1993 or somewhere around that time.

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    I've got mine!

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    I also gave my first quilt to my oldest son, who still has it and uses it. As a matter of fact, I've never kept any of my quilts....yet.

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    i still have my first one.

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    i saved my frist one and always will keep it just to show me how far i have come .

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    I didn't keep one until about the 20th one. And it was a gift for my dh. My first was a baby quilt for a friend at work. I did take a picture of it. I didn't get pictures of the last few. My camera has bitten the dust, but the quilts needed to go to their new homes.

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    no i gave mine to my mother cause she wanted it and now they buried it with her that was her wish but i do love your quilt it is beautiful

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    I have my first quilt. Actually I should say my dog has my first quilt. It was made with 50-50 poly/cotton. Over the years the cotton fabric disintegrated.

    I vote for you keeping your first quilt.

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    Beautiful Quilt! I kept my first one so I can compare it to the newer ones and see how much I have improved. :)

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    Yup, still do. Talked about giving it away a couple times, not that it was that wonderful, but my sweetie said, O No, that was your first quilt, don't give it away. Funny thing is he wants to keep every quilt I make. Says things like o not that one it was your first try at applique, or not that one we had such fun on that vacation when you found that pattern. He's my biggest fan, can you tell?

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    Ohhh keep it. I still have mine. Well not really my mom has it on her bed. So I get to see it once in awhile. If you get rid of it you'll wish you had it on down the road. :thumbup: Its very cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie
    no i gave mine to my mother cause she wanted it and now they buried it with her that was her wish but i do love your quilt it is beautiful
    Elsie, that is such a wonderful thing, thanks for sharing :) HUGS, Sue

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    I have my first quilt, and second one here too.

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    I didn't keep mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i still have my first one.
    me too

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    My dogs have my first quilt lol. I didn't use very good fabric. I used it on the couch and washed it so many times that it faded so they got it and love it. The second one, better fabric. ...is still on the couch and gets washed often. It still looks wonderful. All the rest of my quilts are rolled up on fabric roller in my doll room. I keep all my quilts lol...unless I get an offer I can't refuse...Now I have made quilts that I have given to family and friends.

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    I was glad to get rid of my first quilt. It was .....bad. My second was not much better either. Just thinking about them I am embarrased. They were ...Sooooo bad, but that was over 35 years ago and I have thankfully learned a thing or two.

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    no i gave mine to my mom,she loved it ,was really ugly lol. now my dd has it.

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