Quilts from Thrift Store Fabrics

My 85 year old mother-in-law lives with me. We've been buying fabric and notions at thrift stores for about a year now, costing us 2 dollars a Walmart sized bag. We decided it would be neat to make the family quilts for Christmas. We chose easy patterns, she cut and ironed the pieces and I sewed then together. They turned out beautiful and I'm sure the family will cherish them for years to come. We had enough to piece together more than 2 quilts with a 2 dollar bag of thrift store fabric. We recycled, saved money and made some great memories working together.

By Sherry from Paducah, KY

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December 15, 20080 found this helpful

I think maybe I'm your long lost cousin and I want a quilt, too! =(^.^)=

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December 15, 20080 found this helpful

Those are just beautiful, I'm sure they'll be cherished. What a creative and frugal gift. :)

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December 16, 20080 found this helpful

Oh, WOW!! I am so impressed. How kind and thoughtful of you. I'd be happy with even a lap size throw. I am going to stow this idea away in my mind for future plans.

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

They are gorgeous! What a talented lady!!!

I buy flannel sheets at the Salvation Army and use cast off jeans to make rag quilts for my grandkids...I've made 7 so far and have bunches more to go. My kids want them, too but have to wait till the grandkids get theirs. They are nothing near what you've made...but the kids love them!

Grandma Jan

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

They are so pretty, I also quilt. Very nice job .

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

...Time caught in a lovely web of quilts. So beautiful to look at.

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

The quilts are beautiful!! And isn't it a blessing to have a good and sweet mother-in-law you can make memories with instead of fighting? Both of mine were absolute jewels!!

Merry Christmas!!

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

Just simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

How warm and loving. Wish my mother-in-law was still with us and we were enjoying doing things. She left behind three candlewick quilts which she made and they are beautiful. I love quilting but arthritis grabbed me at an early age and I can't do handwork any more but do have them machine quilted when I get the tops done. We have a nice thrift store and that gives me ideas.

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December 19, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you all so much for the positive feedback. My MIL is amazed with the internet and now she feels like she has friends everywhere. She is a most wonderful and kind person who dearly loves her family. I hope they will know this when they coverup with these quilts.

sherry

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December 23, 20080 found this helpful

I have long admired people who can do hand work like sewing and quilting and can their own food harvests.

I used to do floral design and that was a lot of fun for me. Alas, old arthur has got me too.

Your quilts are so pretty- great job.

Great Granny vi

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December 26, 20080 found this helpful

WOW very nice that both of you could make all those quilts together you are both very blessed to share this time together............HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you both,Jeanne 3737 IN Maine

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April 22, 20120 found this helpful

I get supplies for quilting at the local Salvation Army. Choose large flat sheets or large men's shirts for the fabric. The selection is excellent and the price is very inexpensive.

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June 7, 20150 found this helpful

I have been collecting fabric scraps the same way and is wonderful, I have made two quilts for granddaughter and grandson that recently got married. I also check out resale shops for more just in case. Each quilt only cost about $25 plus my time.

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