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Thread: my lap quilt from scraps

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    my lap quilt from scraps

    had these scraps from a quilt and and seemed to perfect to throw away so made a lap quilt with the price of fabric now i find it harder and harder to throw away now i have lots of lap quilts and not sure what to do with them any ideas would help thanks
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    There are many places to donate to. Older children and teens would love a quilt like this. Quilt for kids, Project linus, Homeless shelters, Women's shelters, disaster relief programs, Local hospitals, etc. check out your area and find a cause you would like to donate to. Beautiful quilt. Love scrap quilts~they are the best!

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    Very nice quilt

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    Love your quilt!
    I just hang onto any unclaimed quilts or tops and when a gift giving occasion comes around I just invite the person to come over and pick the one they like.

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    Great quilt!!

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    Most quilt guilds have projects they are working in their community/county. Foster programs, women's center. Families in need, Project Linus, your local hospital, etc. Your quilt is beautiful.
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    I like to use big scrap pieces, too. Mine are donated through my guild. They go to foster children, nursing home residents and QOV.

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    nicely done
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    Great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Love the fabric great job

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    Great job. Child services would love to have them for children removed from horrible situations.
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    There are so many places you can donate quilts to: your local hospital, hospice, nursing home, orphanages, shelters and so on.

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    That is such a pretty lap quilt! How generous of you to want to donate your hard work!
    If you don't have a favorite non-profit where you want to donate your extra quilts, you might consider giving them to your local quilt guild. They donate quilts all year round and usually know where the need is greatest. One of my guilds makes and donates over 500 quilts a year. We often are given quilt tops that we can then sandwich and quilt to donate. Fat quarters, orphan blocks, novelty fabrics and panels that can be bordered and made into good sized kid quilts -- all are welcome to create warm comfort quilts!

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    Love your quilt! I make a lot of lap quilts and donate them to The Healing Place in Louisville KY. My neice is there for drug addiction (and doing great by the way!!) and she told me that a lot of the girls there have nothing so I make them and take them to her and she gives them out. Makes my heart feel good. Also any Womens shelters like Domestic Violence etc would be happy to take them.
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    Beautiful use of scraps. You will find someone that needs a quilt.
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    thanks for all the ideas were to donate them
    asking a quilter to mend is like asking picasso to paint your garage

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    Oh my goodness, there are so many places you could donate them. My guilds I belong too all donate to different organizations. Nursing homes also like donated quilts for people in wheelchairs.

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    What a great job.

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    great idea for your scraps.. fun message as your signature too.. thanks for posting !
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    very lovely
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I met a lady that just carried quilts on her trunk! Every time she went somewhere there was a kid in a stroller or a grocery cart and she handed one out or asked if they would like to choose one!
    My guild has had a time finding a group that wants (actually NEEDS) any of our donations...or there are so many people looking for places to donate....and those places have loads to give out! That is what I am going to do someday! When I retire and have nothing but time on my hands!
    Bonitagaye...proud new Gramma

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    Nursing home patients love these lap quilts. It's always too cold for someone sitting still all day.

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    Nice job!!

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    Great quilt!
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    Nursing Homes use these. Also does your church do fund raisers? Our local food pantry has even been known to take items similar for the needy. God Bless.

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