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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > What do you do when you have too much finished projects? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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What do you do when you have too much finished projects?
It worries me when i have too much finished projects.
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Date: 1/14/11 3:25 AM

what do i do with it? do i give it to charity? sell it on ebay (this might be hard). I just don't know what i will do if i have too much finished projects like quilts, home decs, cushions cushions and pillow cover, etc (i could go on). this sometimes discourages me to do more projects.
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Date: 1/14/11 6:02 AM

You could sell them on a place like Etsy maybe ? or simply make things you need more of like clothes and more clothes

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Date: 1/14/11 7:03 AM

There are a lot of charities out there that could use quilts and baby items.

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Date: 1/14/11 8:09 AM

Do you not like these things you've made? If you like them and are using them, you don't need to make more of the same kind of item -- maybe just switch to a different type of project.

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Date: 1/14/11 8:14 AM

You could save them up to give as gifts. Or you could find a local craft show where you can set up a table and sell them.

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Date: 1/14/11 2:35 PM

There are some charities that need specific things. Here in Ottawa they take I spy quilts for children in foster care so they can have there own blanket. The hospital also takes baby blankets for babies in neonatal care. They have certain requirments of course ie size.

Maybe you could donate some of them or start making items for charity?

I bet womens shelters would love all those donations too! - some women are starting over with kids and having a nice quilt or new curtains would be really appreciated
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Date: 1/14/11 8:45 PM

I think you need to see what your needs are. If you need the money, sell them. If you need gifts for people or want to thank some folks for various reasons, give them to those who might like them. If you don't want to part with them, keep them for yourself. As has been mentioned there are also charities who might auction off a quilt or other item or the charity might know of someone in need. That answer might also be determined by the quality of your items. Sometimes it's nice to know your items have a good home. Sometimes it's nice to imagine they do. I still have several items given to me by the mother of one of my more notorious students when I taught him about 25 years ago. She was an avid crafter and it was her way of saying thanks (or sorry). :)

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Subject: Consider WHY it was made. Date: 1/14/11 9:44 PM

If you made the project to learn a technique or to use up fabric or because it was fun to make or doing it kept you from a bad habit, then the project actually accomplished its main goal - for you, at least.

I suggest taking a few samples of your work and asking at the local charities if they could use the items. Don't be upset if they say no - it's possible someone else is filling the need. Keep asking other places.

At one point in my life, sewing was my little moment of sanity - I made some pretty wretched baby size quilts. NO one, not even my own kids, would want them. It was ok - each one was an emotional rescue. I stacked them up for about a year. Then, one day I dropped off my dog at the vet and saw the dogs sitting on ripped up sheets. When I returned for my dog, I left behind about 6 of the quilts. About a month later, I dropped off the rest. The vet and tech were happy, and I was estatic to get the evidence out of the house.

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Date: 1/15/11 3:14 AM

thanks for your suggestions everyone reaally appreciate it. make feel it's okay to have too much finished projects They will all have some place to go to.

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Date: 1/15/11 8:34 AM

I do small quilts as therapy also
I donate them

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