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Thread: Would you want to have someone mention it to you?

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    if it's a 'glaring error' i already know about it. would have already decided to 'fix it' or leave it before the quilt was finished. if i left it i decided it was (artistic license) and my choice to make it that way
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I would like to know, so I could fix it.

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    No. If it is fixable, maybe. I make sure all my blocks go the same way before I sew rows together. The people (lots) I give my quilts to would not know the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Absolutely. Even if the quilt is finished I might still be able to change it.
    I'd always want to know, finished or not. Even if I can't fix it, I can learn from it and lessen the chance of repeating it.
    And if I already know about it, I'll be sure to let you know...in the same tone you told me about the mistake.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    There's definitely a nice way of pointing out what might be a glaring error that the maker hasn't noticed because she's too close to it. For instance, one could say "I like the way that the red block is really noticeable in the blue row" or "that block is really more noticeable since you didn't quilt it"
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    i definitely appreciate being told!
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    I would definitely want to know.

    I used to handquilt for an older lady with a small shop/business. Once she sent me a top that had all the same kind of blocks. It was a commission quilt and she said her daughter had pieced it for her. As I was quilting it, over 50% quilted, I noticed one block near the edge was significantly smaller than the others, causing distortion in the blocks around it. I felt awful that I had not seen it before (she did the basting) and went back and forth about whether to tell her about it. I felt bad that it was her daughters work, did not want to bad-mouth her daughter, but then I thought about the customer, knowing I would feel bad if I got that quality of work in a quilt I had paid for.
    I did tell her, and she said to just quilt over it. Not sure what happened when she got it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    There's definitely a nice way of pointing out what might be a glaring error that the maker hasn't noticed because she's too close to it. For instance, one could say "I like the way that the red block is really noticeable in the blue row" or "that block is really more noticeable since you didn't quilt it"
    You could maybe qualify for a job with the diplomatic corps!

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    Tell me, tell me, pleeeeease before it is quilted!

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    a couple of years ago my sister entered a quilt in a Quilt Show. She won first place. Later when I was out there on vacation she had it hanging in her sewing room. When I told her the yo yo's were sewn on back wards. She laughed so hard, she said oh no now everybody knows what a dummy I am. I said evidently not no one else noticed either. we had a good laugh!

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