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10 Reasons to Quilt Instead of Mending

10 Reasons to Quilt Instead of Mending
By Janelle CahoonQuiltcentric
  1. There are no three-corner tears in quilt-making.
  2. Who said shirts need every button?  They’re better used for quilt embellishment instead.
  3. Rag quilts are loved by thousands; frayed hems can be too.
  4. Quilts last a lifetime, but after a few months in the mending pile that garment will be forgotten.
  5. Clothes are just going to be outgrown in a few months anyway, but kids keep toddler quilts ‘til high school and beyond.
  6. It encourages education; learn a new quilting technique while they learn to mend it themselves.
  7. It fosters creativity – yours in working with fabric, pattern and thread, and theirs in devising techniques like hem-stapling.
  8. It’s an investment plan.  Holey jeans are sold in the mall for big bucks; patching those holes destroys the value.  And your quilts will certainly become heirlooms too.  Win/win!
  9. It’s your Constitutional right to “pursuit of happiness”.  Quilt-making leads to happiness, but mending is just another chore.
  10.  And like they say, “Picasso didn’t paint garages.”

 

 

10 Reasons to Quilt Instead of Mending

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