When you are sorting through your UFOs, what happens when even after all the reasons I mentioned yesterday you really, really don’t like some of them anymore.
You know how your tastes change over the years. When I started quilting, I loved country style fabric and quilts. I still do, but I also learned that I love working with bright colors. Although I don’t have really bright quilts in my home, I do enjoy making them.
If you really don’t like the project anymore, and can’t bring yourself to finish it to give away, there are a few things you can do:
1. Give it away unfinished
Someone in your quilt group may love the quilt you don’t like anymore, and be happy to finish it. Ask your friends and see if you get any takers!
2. Sell it at a garage sale!
You’re never going to recoup the cost of the fabric that went into the project, but you know someone else will love it and finish it for you! My mum once bought a quilt at a garage sale (it was finished already, but it is the same principle) and she has hung it on a wall in every house she has lived in since.
3. Donate it to an Op Shop (Thrift Store)
This is another way to donate to charity, by just putting the whole project in a bag, instructions and all, and I am SURE a quilter out there will pick it up, finish it, and be sooo excited with their new treasure! I know that I have picked up some UFOs from Op Shops and either finished them or passed them on to others that I know would appreciate finishing them.
There is another fun idea which I will devote a whole post to later in the month, but that’s it for today folks! I’ve been driving in and out of town the past few days because my dad is in hospital and I need an early night!
Have I motivated more of you to go COUNT your UFOs??? Please tell me some of you have more than me….!!!
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