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Thread: So Now, What to do with it?

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    Last year some time, I picked up this unfinished quilt top at a garage sale. They threw in some coordinating fabric with which to finish it. I finally got around to finishing it today.

    This quilt isn't something I'm especially thrilled with; for starters, it is made with 50/50 polyester. It has a sort of hard feel to it, not soft like cotton. I decided to use it as practice. I recently got a mid-arm quilting machine and frame, so I used the garage sale quilt as the guinea pig, so to speak. The back is a sheet.

    I started out using a design on paper, following the design with a laser pointer from behind the machine. This was rather tedious, as I am a little taller than average and hunching over was killing my back, so about halfway through I changed to freehand meandering. Things went much more quickly after that. I know I still need a lot of practice, but I did learn a lot from this quilt. Now the only question is, what do I do with it?
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    You can always gift it!! :lol:

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    Well it's pretty. You could donate it to charity.

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    give to charity............or someone u know who would want a nice quilt to cuddle up with...good job

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    How about donating it to a woman's refuge shelter?

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    Know any girly-girls ... they'd love it!

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    Donate it to victims form the storms/flooding. I think it has pretty colors and looks very nice. It served its purpose for you to practice quilting and now it can serve as a quilt.

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    Donate it to your favorite charity. Good pratice piece.

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    Just look for a needy individual...they are out there in abundance! It's a very pretty quilt!
    Nice job!

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    those type of practice quilts i have done usually wind up being the grandkids play blankets- they have picnics on them, make great forts, drag them everywhere (safely out of site from the quilt police so they don't get yelled at)
    the 50/50 poly fabric wears like steel- they make great play blankets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Donate it to victims form the storms/flooding. I think it has pretty colors and looks very nice. It served its purpose for you to practice quilting and now it can serve as a quilt.
    I was going to suggest the same thing...if you are looking for a coordinator...it think BamaMama has info.

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    Oops! double posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Donate it to victims form the storms/flooding. I think it has pretty colors and looks very nice. It served its purpose for you to practice quilting and now it can serve as a quilt.
    This. A woman's shelter or donate to flood victims.

    It must have been nice to have something to practice on that you didn't have an emotional attachment too. I'm always afraid to FMQ because I put so much time into the quilt top and don't want to ruin it practicing!

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    It is pretty!

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    Thats beautiful, great colors, kind of calming

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    It is pretty. Maybe you can save it for someone that has had
    a fire or maybe a tornado victim. I would think they would love
    to have it if they have been left with nothing.

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    It is gorgeous, gift it to someone

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    our volunteer fire department has a chili supper and auction every year ...maybe there is one close to you.
    I am making 18 inch doll clothes for ours and getting a doll to go with it and maybe they can get a few dollars.last year I gave them a quilt top.
    just an idea........but it is pretty and you did a great job quilting it.

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