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Thread: Why did I spend $1.00 on this?

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    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
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    Why did I spend $1.00 on this?

    1. Every kind of fabric under the sun,
    2. no 2 blocks are square
    3. no points meet
    4. no seams match
    5. stitches by hand and machine, no rhyme or reason.
    6. no overall design

    I don't even know why I bought it and now i don't know what to do with it. Maybe the round file?
    Any suggestions?
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    Just passing through!

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    You felt sorry for it?

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    as a lesson? that's cheap ;-)
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    Cut it up and make a beloved teddy bear, rabbit, etc for a child or not-for-profit.

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    I'd finish it and give it to charity. Someone put some love into it and you will too.

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    You can square it up if you work at it. It's a treasure! I still have a few we found in my grandmother's attic and I treasure every quilt I've made from them. I'll gladly send you a $ and a Priority envelope if you don't want it.

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    I believe every quilt has value. Even the ugly or wonky ones. Because someone, at sometime, put time, energy and love into it. Every quilt tells a story. If you have the time (and patience) to take apart and redo what needs to be redone that would be wonderful. If not, perhaps you know someone that does. It appears from one picture that the stars were hand pieced and possibly at a later time someone else sewed them together by machine. I think you would get a great deal of satisfaction if you were to finish it. But, please don't round file it.

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    and someone made it with love ....
    Do you want to sell it for $1.00 plus postage?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    oh, I have to agree. you can see the effort. that is the story. I like the way you (abd) tell stories, so I am sure something cool is going to come of this ;-)

    oops again. this was supposed to go under Stacey's post
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    I find it endearing. Maybe you did, too. I would take the borders off and reborder it in a yellow flour-sack style print and put it back together. YOU can redeem it.
    I found an old quilt in an airport hangar with a motor wrapped in it. I took it home, and gently washed the grease out of it and folded it to look its best and laid it on top of my filing cabinet with the 72' width, hanging over the sides. EVERY day, I look at that lovely old quilt and figure I gave her a new home.
    Just like a stray cat. Doing that, makes us both happy and blessed.
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    so sweet ;-)
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Use it to practice your FMQ and then donate it. Someone is sure to love it

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    I loved it. It's wacky and oh, so colorful. It'd be great quilted and out on the porch for the summer. Oh, what possibilities.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    I'm sure a doggie stuck in the pound would gladly accept it as a new bed!
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    I think it's adorable and funky. I took a similar quilt top that a friend bought at a garage sale and used it as practice on my longarm. It actually looked pretty good after it was quilted. I'm still not sure whether the friend donated it or kept it. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...rm-t34459.html

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    even a doggie at home. My doggies love my wonkies.
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    Every quit has value. I'll send you $5.00 for it and pay for the postage. I love it. Someone spent the time to put this together. You can see the old paper in the back. Just think about all the work they did. We don't know what was going on in the life of the person at the time they that did this. I think that it has a charm all its own. What ever you do with it I am glad you got it and it's not in the round file. BrendaK
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    That quilt has such a story to tell -- if only it could talk. Did the quilter's machine break down? Was she crying when she made those crooked hand stitches? Now the top is finished and so is it's story -- unless you add your contribution to its legacy and share in its history.

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    That's a true scrappy. Looks like something my mom would make. She never really got into the details of quilting, you cut out your pattern from the fabrics you have on hand and sew it up, it didn't matter what it really looked like because it was to keep you warm. She'd throw an old blanket inbetween and tie with the big think yarn. Brings back memories.

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    make a bag

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    I see what you mean but by no means do away with it. I bet some homeless person would see a lot of beauty and warmth in it. If nothing else , make a backing out of old flannel shirts or something warm and tie it, then give it to the homelss shelter. I'm sure someone will love and use it.

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    I love it. Looks like a top that was made for it's true purpose... one to keep a loved one warm. If it could only talk. I say finish her up and breath life into her, then donate it, if you decide she's not for you. Then the cycle will have been completed, thanks to you!

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    I like it. In all the faults listed, I didn't see "doesn't lay flat". So, in my book that's a keeper. So what that the points don't match. Quilt it and pass it along. If you can't see spending time quilting this top because of all the 'faults', then pass it along for someone else to quilt.

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    I see love sewn in that quilt. My husband's grandmother gave us dozens of quilt blocks she had put together. They were not sewn into a quilt, just blocks. Just last year I took them out, picked out the ones that were the best and picked them apart. I pressed, re-cut and restitched them back into the Ohio Star pattern they were in (just a little smaller and straighter) They are true treasures to us and I will put them into a quilt for my husband.

    Perhaps if you pick the best ones and tweek them a bit you can get a wall hanging, lap quilt, pillows or something you create from what you have.

    It was worth the $1.00 you spent and can become something worth so much more because you took time to rehome it.

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    You can send it to me. I will give you $1.00 for it.

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