Have you ever made a quilt?

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Have you ever made a quilt?

surreptitious surreptitious
I've only ever made a quilt once in my life - and it was a group effort, so I don't even really count it - but I've been thinking lately that I might like to undertake one as a project if I could find a cheap enough quilting frame. There are so many gorgeous patterns, and I love that feeling of satisfaction when you make something that serves a purpose by hand. Have you ever made a quilt? If not, would you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I quilt now
gorgeous
1  (5%)
I have quilted in the past
CutiePatootie , ViVix , nimr
3  (14%)
I have not quilted, but I would jump at an opportunity to learn
Voilet , U3H , KinkyKatieJames , peachmarie , Princess Zelda , Cosmonaut
6  (29%)
I have not quilted and do not think I ever would
married with children , Rossie , Allstars316 , TrulyLena , jakjak , SourAppleMartini , SelectZen , spiced
8  (38%)
I've never really thought about quilting
joiedejouets
1  (5%)
Ooh ee ooh ah-ah, ting tang walla walla bing bang (witch doctor speak for "other")
eri86 , treehugger
2  (10%)
Total votes: 21
Poll is closed
05/07/2013
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married with children married with children
not a person to quilt. My mom made my wife and I a nice quilt for our weeding. She also made one for her before we were married. So we have two quilts in our house.
05/07/2013
Voilet Voilet
I voted as 'I have not quilted, but would jump at the chance to'... although now that I think about, I actually HAVE participated in a group-made quilt. 'Though, I don't really count it. A visiting artist was at our uni, and she made beautiful and creative quilts from donated wool blankets. C: I helped sew some pieces of a circular quilt. It was pretty enjoyable, sitting around a large circular table, listening to the other people chat. (Mostly strangers to each other).
C: But I am very interested in quilt work. But, probably something easy. The only sewing machine I have is really small and meant for children.

C: My grandma, when she was alive, used to make quilts for everyone. One of my favorite blankets to sleep with was a floral patterned quilt she had made my mom. Shame diabetes made her legally blind, and she had to mostly give up quilting. :C
05/07/2013
Rossie Rossie
I don't have the patience to quilt.
05/07/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
You won't see me doing any of that
05/08/2013
CutiePatootie CutiePatootie
My mom was a quilter, and I've made 3 myself (and need to make one for our king bed), but I mostly do other textile art forms (weaving etc.)
05/08/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
I started quilting a few years ago in high school. I have made tons of quilts but havent in a while
05/08/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
It's definitely something I would love to learn!
05/08/2013
GONE! GONE!
No but I would really like to!
05/08/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I've only ever made a quilt once in my life - and it was a group effort, so I don't even really count it - but I've been thinking lately that I might like to undertake one as a project if I could find a cheap enough quilting frame. There ...
I've quilted in the past, and by that, I mean that I made probably half a quilt, gave up, and threw it all away to save myself from a headache every time I saw it.
05/08/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Voilet
I voted as 'I have not quilted, but would jump at the chance to'... although now that I think about, I actually HAVE participated in a group-made quilt. 'Though, I don't really count it. A visiting artist was at our uni, and she made ...
I have a quilt made my by grandmother too! My mother has one as well. She passed at a fairly young age - not impossibly young, but she wasn't even sixty - any my mother still misses her terribly.
05/08/2013
nimr nimr
Yes! I took sewing lessons when I was younger, and I've made a few. My favorite one was a variation on a fractal pattern. I like mathematical quilts.
05/08/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by nimr
Yes! I took sewing lessons when I was younger, and I've made a few. My favorite one was a variation on a fractal pattern. I like mathematical quilts.
Oh my gosh, that sounds fantastic! I love fractals, and making quilts with those as patterns would be so very fantastic.
05/08/2013
TrulyLena TrulyLena
I'm not that creative. I also don't have the patience.
05/08/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I would love to learn, i love crafting.
05/08/2013
Catan Catan
When I was a kid, I used to make quick and messy (I would sew the pieces side-by-side overlapping so there was an exposed raw edge) patchwork quilts for my dolls.
I have a proper quilt started now that I will probably never finish. Its Snail's Trail pattern in leafy greens and floral pink/purples. I wonder, is there any market for pre-sewn quilt squares and pre-cut pieces....?
05/09/2013
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I was actually going to start making one
05/09/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I am really not a DYI person. Why bother if you can buy superior goods without wasting your time? I guess there are people who enjoy crafting, but I am not one of them.
05/09/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
I am really not a DYI person. Why bother if you can buy superior goods without wasting your time? I guess there are people who enjoy crafting, but I am not one of them.
A lot of the things that I make for myself are those that I wouldn't be able to find elsewhere without having them custom made, or which would cost me more than I can afford to buy from a dealer. I do get a sort of satisfaction about doing things myself, and I especially love the reactions that I get from friends and family members when I give them something homemade as a gift, because it's always something that hours and hours of work have gone into and I can really tailor it to each individual person's tastes without breaking the bank. While sometimes making things by hand can be really frustrating, I don't' particularly see striving to be self-sufficient or learning to work around budgetary constraints to be a waste of time.
05/09/2013
spiced spiced
My sewing skill is limited to replacing buttons and emergency backcountry repairs. Someday I do hope to learn how to use a machine, but I don't think I'd ever want to quilt.

I admire anyone who does, though, as well as anyone who can make their own clothes (or such like).
05/09/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
One day I will do this!
05/09/2013
Total posts: 21
Unique posters: 18