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Thread: What A Waste Of Time And Money

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlong
    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    I have to be honest when I say, I don't care who likes or dislikes the colors I choose. Being creative means you make the decisions. I love my bright and at times almost obscene color mixes. To quilt it makes me happy and the people I give them to. That is what quilting is for me. If you don't like what you are working with or using someone else's idea then you are not doing it for you.
    Nuff said.
    I have a friend who is more artistic than myself and her first quilt's colors were not even near my color preferences. But it was great when she put it together. I'm hoping you can find patterns and colors that will inspire you to continue this obsessive hobby. :lol: :lol:
    Thanks... I love the idea of breaking all the rules when I quilt. Conformity was never my forte obviously. Feeling free to make your own choices based on the feeling you get from the fabrics makes all the difference for me.

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    You have come to the right place. Everyone here is friendly and helpful. I am so glad you did not give up on quilting after they made fun of your color choices. They just sound rude. I haven't found any rude folks here.

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    I feel so badly that you had that experience. Shame on them! Maybe you could put that project away while you're gaining skills and then you can get it put together.
    Someone also suggested the wonderful people here who would be glad to help.
    Don't give up, we're all here for you!
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    I agree with all. Quilts are about love and creativity...pick the colors you like! I had a quilt shop talk down to my 6yr old daughter for her choice in colors, I was horrified!!! I hope to post pics soon of that one because it's very pretty! Keep on quilting and enjoy the process.

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    You'll learn a lot more here...and it's a LOAD cheaper! Welcome from Kentucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Sorry they did this to you. She probably figured that since you were new to quilting that wouldn't know the difference. It's folks like that that give the LQS's a bad name.
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    Are you sure that you are sewing with a 1/4 inch foot? I had that problem with some precut pieces from a quilt shop years ago - swore that they cut the pieces wrong - come to find out it was MY machine/foot.

    HTH

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    so sorry you had such a horrible experience with your LQS...i do hope you realize that your experience with them is far and few between most quilt shops.....they must not care about keeping customer happy, or they are the only quilt store in the area, so customer service does not matter to them....i am glad where i live we have lots of quilt stores and so they all try to just as nice as pie!!!! please do not give up on quilting, it is great, there are hundreds of people willing to help you.....take care...gina

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    Don't let that one bad experience turn you off to quilting. There are so many people that would love to guide you along the way. That kind of treatment won't keep their doors open for long!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu
    Are you sure that you are sewing with a 1/4 inch foot? I had that problem with some precut pieces from a quilt shop years ago - swore that they cut the pieces wrong - come to find out it was MY machine/foot.

    HTH
    This was one of my thoughts. If this is so, you go unsew the seams, iron the fabric and then resew.

    There are several tutorials about how to check to see if you're sewing an accurate 1/4 inch seam. When you first sew you should've been instructed to sew a scant 1/4 inch. This is 1 or 2 threads shy of the 1/4 inch. I believe there might be a You Tube video.

    You could also follow some of the other suggestions given.

    Pam M

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