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Thread: Best Advice Received

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    Senior Member k_jupiter's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    Bay area CA
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    What is the best advice you have received to help make your quilting experience more joyous?
    Joyous? Are you crazy woman? Annoying, irritating, frustrating, bamboozling, boring, stuptifying. 'did I say irritaing?

    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    and...... if anyone ever makes the perfect quilt, I certainly want to see it! Some people can give constructive criticism and some people can just criticize!
    Just wait Kathy. You see me posting it soon. Just hold yer breath waiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by triciasquilts
    The best advice I've ever gotten, was something I told myself.

    Quit your job that you hate, and do something for yourself that you love.

    Now I have a successful business doing what I want and I can work in my jammies!!!! Life is good.

    Also the perfection thing as you all have said. I think everything has to be perfect, but have found others don't even notice those little imperfections.
    Don't quit yer job you hate. Jobs pay the bills. Your art is what you make of it. Don't compromise it for a paycheck.

    I AM just kidding folks. I do love making things in fabric. And I am just almost perfect.

    But I am not kidding about jobs. It's 8 hours of your life, 5 days a week. Screw it. Make the best of the rest of your life.

    tim in san jose

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    Dec 2006
    Vancouver, WA
    A few quotes -

    Don't be limited by past experience!

    Try a square and see if you can stand to make a quilt out of it! If not, use
    these 'singles' to make a wonderful quilt.

    Sew what you LOVE - and experiment with what you don't!

    Sewing is my sanity!

    If nobody else knows you made a mistake, then why point it out?????

    :P Lisa

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    Jan 2007
    Lisa....ALL great advice! But I have to admit, I for one, don't always follow it! LOL Especially the last one! I am forever pointing out my mistakes to the recipients of my quilty things..... my husband has tried many times to tell me to just keep quiet ....but I can't! LOL (But then he's never been able to shut me up for any reason! ) LOL

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    Aug 2007
    Several pieces of advice came instantly to mind, but I think my favorite is "Don't work tired, relax and enjoy yourself." Another one that really helped: "If it were perfect, you'd just piss God off."

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    Jul 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by desertdebbe
    The best advice I got was this:
    There is no such thing as a perfect quilt. If you strive to make every aspect of it perfect you will be disappointed at one (or two) little spots. You may or may not be the only one to see them. Try to actually ENJOY the quilting process and remember it's not a race to get it done.
    Yes! Pretty much word for word. :) And thank maude it's not a race. It's not one I'd ever, ever win. I keep making tops........and then more tops...... :mrgreen:

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