16 August 2010

Look Closely

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What do you see? I wish people wouldn't use quilts for window coverings.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, dear... another case of blatant quilt abuse.

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  2. When will people understand quilts are precious. They are not to be triffled with.

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  3. Poor thing is going to have bleached fabric the shape of the window. So sad:(

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  4. One of my neighbors used a quilt as window covering too, although I think they have switched it out (or moved out) now. Sad.

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  5. Uh oh . . . . I am guilty of doing this very thing :-( It started out as a temporary fix in the new digs. Turns out I really like the look in our bedroom.
    In my defense - the windows have blinds which protect the backs of my quilts and are always in place when the quilt is over the window.

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  6. Oh goodness! I want to go rescue it!
    Vicki

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  7. Actually I see no reason not to use them, if they are created for that window. It keeps the window less drafty and it shows of the quilt inside the house :) Now I have a friend who using a quilt as a shower curtain, that seems a bit too much for me :)

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  8. Huh. Quilting Pirate has a point. Personally I have this fear that my quilts might end up in this sort of situation which is why giving them away is difficult and falls under "Quilt Worthiness" evaluation. On the other hand, I reckon people don't know and over time tops get abused. Gosh though. You'd think...

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  10. I know I would never subject my quilts to that kind of abuse, but you just never know - maybe the person made it just for the window. Now what really got me was the quilt that my mom and I worked on together and I HANDQUILTED it with black thread against a black background (pieced in bright colors - wheel of mystery pattern). My son wanted the quilt, so I gave it to him My daughter in law lets the boys (ages 5 and 2 at the time) use it outdoors to sit on in the yard.

    I love your story about the show and your quilt. The quilt really tells it the way it is.

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  11. don't complain, many use them to cover furniture in moving vans, and so on

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  12. That poor quilt will be faded and sagging in no time....they should have used an old sheet...anything but that quilt.
    You may need to do a quilt intervention!!!

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  13. and it is not just quilts...
    My husband used a quilt of mine to cover a small basement window -- sun bleached square right in the middle... Then an afghan for my son's new apartment was used to cover the patio doors -- those crochet fibres were hung for a summer, before I came to visit. It was too late -- when the afghan was touched it basically turned to dust, it was so badly scorched from the sun...

    I no long give things like that to any of the men I know -- I just buy them a screwdriver or a hammer...

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  14. I once went to a gunshow with a friend (he was collecting bullets for a pathology project...but I digress) There I spot a gorgeous pink and green ohio rose applique quilt in the process of becoming a table cover for nasty greasy guns....Crazy Quilt Lady to the rescue...yes, I stood there talking about quilts for over 30 minutes until he sold me the quilt for $50 and the promise I would go away....

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  15. yup, see that a lot. I say that quilts cheer people up. And if they are on the window, they're not under the dog! Or where I found a WHOLE CLOTH hand quilted one my GRANDMOTHER made for my MOTHER--in the garage being used as padding to move furniture! Yes, I rescued it and it's in a place of honor on a quilt rack in my living room.

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