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Thread: Nine Patch Plaid

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    Nine Patch Plaid

    I made this little table topper for a friend's son who is getting married this month. I have no idea what their colors/likes are, so it's this or cash. What do you think? Would it be better to stick a gift card in an envelope? I do care that they appreciate the gift, I just have no idea what they like. I've never even met the bride.
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    Maybe you can call your friend and ask her opinion? The quilt is gorgeous, but if you will feel hurt if they don't appreciate it, cash might be better.
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    WOW - Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing. I would call my friend as PaperPrincess suggested.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    It would be a shame for that little charmer to go to a home where it wasn't loved. Do ask your friend if the couple would like it. 95% of the young ones I know would adore to have that, but there is one niece who only likes things from one special catalog.

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    l like your quilting

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    That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    My vote? If you like it you keep it cuz YOU will use it. Gift card for happy couple
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    That is a great design... Don't waste it unless you are sure they will like and use it. I'd keep it and give money, if it were me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    l like your quilting
    I've been studying other quilter's work for years now. This is sort of what Karen McTavish does. I like it on table runners because it flattens the quilt and makes it stiff. I do not like it on "real" quilts--those for cuddling under.

    Thanks everyone for your opinions. It's looking more and more like the happy couple will get a gift card and never know what they missed. lol

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    It's very pretty - but who knows about the couple? Cash is usually well-received!

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    I agree with Sewbizgirl. Don't waste it on someone that might not appreciate it. It is darling.
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    Awesome and amazing quilt sharing, it's really so sweet and pretty. I like it very much, those colors are looking superb. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Can you get an idea of their tastes from their registry, especially if it is online? That might give you an idea of their style, colors and needs.
    I would be very hesitant to give a quilted gift to someone I didn't know as a wedding present.

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    it's a very pretty top. it would be hard for me to give it away. if you really want them to have one of your quilts, how about making a quick 10-minute table runner in some very neutral colors?
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