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Thread: My Wedding Quilt

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    Super Member UglyCook's Avatar
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    A friend gave this to us as a wedding gift 21.5 years ago and we've used it ever since.

    My first impulse was to carefully put it away but fortunately another friend told me that quilts are meant to be used.

    I've washed it and dried it countless times and it's very soft and lovely now.
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    Ahhhh, the comfort of a broken in quilt. Congrats on your 20 plus years of marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    A friend gave this to us as a wedding gift 21.5 years ago and we've used it ever since.

    My first impulse was to carefully put it away but fortunately another friend told me that quilts are meant to be used.

    I've washed it and dried it countless times and it's very soft and lovely now.
    I always tell anyone I gift a quilt to that if they put it away and keep it "for special" that I will take it back!

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    I love this quilt and I am so glad you are using it! :)

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    The quilt (and the maker) are much happier that you're using it! It sure is beautiful.

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    Such a soft pretty quilt, so glad that you have used it.

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    UC, that is just so beautiful! It must make your house feel like home.

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    Very pretty and I'm glad you're using it and enjoying it.

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    Beautiful, what a treasure. Quilts only get better with use!

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    It is beautiful.

    I'm glad you are using it!

    When my previous next door neighbor moved into assisted living her daughter asked me to go through some things of hers that she didn't have room for.

    I was flabbergasted, there was a whole box of "wedding gifts" with the plastic still on them in the original boxes and the cards from her wedding. They were silver pieces such as a butter dish, salt and pepper shakers, trays, etc.

    They had been married over 50 years when her husband died almost 15 years ago. I felt it was a shame that they always "saved" them for a special occassion which never happened.

    After being told she was GIVING them to an antique dealer, I took a whole bag full of items. I love using them on holidays or when my family is all home. Everytime I use them I think of her and how much she missed by never using them.

    A gift is meant to be used, after all who knows what will happen to it when you're gone! Enjoy and cherish it!

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    Boy aren't you the lucky one! Beautiful quilt.

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    What a beautiful double Irish Chain. I'm so glad you used it. It looks very warm and cuddly. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love that!! I'm so glad you use and enjoy it! I love a wellworn quilt!

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    Uglycook- I love your quilt and your attitude :D:D
    Question: were you a quilter when you received it?? Just wondering.

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    Very nice and loved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Uglycook- I love your quilt and your attitude :D:D
    Question: were you a quilter when you received it?? Just wondering.
    I just started quilting a couple of months ago. I now sit in bed at night and study that quilt!

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    Awesome wedding quilt. So what is your secret to a long and happy marriage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Uglycook- I love your quilt and your attitude :D:D
    Question: were you a quilter when you received it?? Just wondering.
    I just started quilting a couple of months ago. I now sit in bed at night and study that quilt!
    Wow that is hard to believe after seeing the picture of your sewing room! What is the main thing you sew? ;-)

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    it is very nice

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    It's very pretty!!

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    What a wonderful quilt and so glad you use it and enjoy it the way they are meant to be :thumbup:

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    That's the best kind of quilt--used.

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    What a lovely story. Deautiful quilt.

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    What a gorgeous quilt, and I think the same..."My Quilts are made to be used..they are afraid of the dark in cupboards"

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    I do machine embroidery, I have a small business mainly doing shirts for school music groups and clubs.

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