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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010 05:05:10 PM »

I finished my kit (the red and black doggies) and sent back 2 extra from my stash (kitties). I think I may send for another kit soon. Thanks for the quilt along post. Can't wait to see what everyone gets finished Wink

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010 06:38:34 PM »

I saw the posting on QFK here and picked up two kits this week (turns out they're right in my back yard!).  One is for me and one is for my mom.  We're kind of quilting newbies, so we've made a pact with an experienced quilting friend to finish these kits together. 

Thank you JodiLynn85 for the repost about the batting.  That's a great suggestion.  I think I'll do the same. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010 11:20:03 PM »

I definitely want to join you at some point. I need to finish a rag quilt I'm making for the Grandgirl first. Then pay my taxes. I want to try the basting spray and buy the queen/king batting (with a coupon of course). Then I'll be ready to order my kit, so it may take me a few months to get my act together!

MareMare - any idea how much it costs in postage to send a finished one back from our area of the world? Do they require you to send it back a certain way or with a certain carrier?
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010 11:27:26 PM »

I don't hon, I haven't sent mine back yet. They sent it out UPS, but unless I read somewhere that I have to send it that way I plan on sending it USPS.  Maybe someone else has shipped back already has an idea?
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2010 04:05:15 AM »

I sent all 3 of mine back in one priority flat rate box. If you have one quilt it might be cheaper to go first class mail. I would just suggest you put a DC# on it since they keep track of everything they send out. You want proof that it was sent and received. Keep all your receipts for taxes too. They will send you a donation note.
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2010 07:42:06 AM »

I want to try the basting spray and buy the queen/king batting (with a coupon of course).

If you sign up for Joann's loyalty program or email list or whatever they call it, they send you emails every week with what is on sale, and then include a coupon at the bottom that's usually good for a week or so. They send pretty good coupons too (30-50% off, sometimes your whole purchase, sometimes just one item that's not already on sale). Sometimes they're only good for online purchases, but about once a week they will send one that's good for in store as well. I only get emails from them about 2-3 times a week, so it doesn't fill up your inbox either. I've saved a lot of money doing that.
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2010 07:57:24 AM »

This is a fantastic idea, everyone here who is donating there time and materials making more quilts are just wonderful people. Good on all of you Cheesy I just wish that I could join in doing this as well. But being in Australia I cant. I wonder if there is something like this in Australia tho. I think I'll have to look into it.
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2010 10:11:37 AM »

I am mailing back to a local mailing address in my own state so I am guessing I can send two via UPS fairly cheaply...yes, be sure to keep track of your shipping, materials and etc. If you itemize your tax return, you can deduct all of it as a charitable deduction! (also, mileage for your trips to buy supplies!!)  It is not a huge amount, but depending on how many you do, it cand add up---if you are using stash, you can estimate what you think you used based on current stuff you are buying!

funthreads--all three quilts are nice and bright! 

sgriffin--this is a perfect project for you and your mother! They are fairly easy and what a wonderful opportunity to share quality time and do some good for the kids! YAY for joining here!
 
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2010 10:58:16 AM »

I requested my kit today! I've never quilted before so I'm hoping I don't mess it up too much.
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2010 05:00:24 PM »

I made this quilt from fabric provided by Quilts for Kids. I had seen another craftster (Compwalla)post and was inspired to sign up with this wonderful organization. When you receive your quilt kit, there's a little note enclosed, challenging you to make one or two additional quilts.


So, I dug through my fabric collection and put together this 2nd quilt at the same time. It was fun to make two at a time. Also fun to make a "boy" quilt -- the racecar one and a "girl" quilt -- the floral one.
This is the first time I have ever machine quilted. I was dreading it...thought I'd have all sorts of bunching and pulling. But, it worked out really well...much easier than hand quilting (duh).  Cheesy


The back has a hidden kitty...for warm feet!
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