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True, she didnt trash it... not much help to the OP as the mother didnt want or appreciate it, but at least someone is appreciating all that work instead of it just being thrown away.

That's awful! Sorry to hear that OP. I've had that kind of thing happen with many things but they were all accidental. You didn't deserve to have that happen to you. Hopefully your mother will come to her senses and realize how ignorant that was, and maybe try to make it up to you someway.

Well if it was for her birthday then don't waste more time and money and get her nothing cause clearly she's not grateful

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that is so inconsiderate..maybe you wanted to pass it on to your own grandkids someday and she just gives it away :(

Next gift time give her a $5 receipt to a charity of your choice. If she complains, just remind her of the quilt.

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This is a brilliant idea. Alternatively, you could donate some of your time to a worthy charity in her name. At least the gift will be appreciated then.

Almost nobody really appreciates handmade crafts unless they also craft. I hardly make anything for family or friends unless I'm specifically asked to. So sorry that happened to you, she really should have handled it better!

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I guess I must be weird because I absolutely love homemade gifts and I can't craft at all. I Especially love scarves or blankets. I would much rather someone make something for me than buy something any day.

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I think people appreciate them but don't really appreciate the time and effort that go into them, which is very different. I sure didn't until I stated crocheting and realised how long it took and how much money it took to make large items. And gifting something you've made also takes bravery because if someone rejects it, it's like they're rejecting a piece of you and it sucks.

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My family doesn't craft, but they love any gift I make them because I put time and effort into it. Especially the baby blankets...man those were rough!

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