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Thread: Hmmm- Might be worth it to finish & turnaround for a little profit...

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    Hmmm- Might be worth it to finish & turnaround for a little profit...

    This is a great buy...I'm not interested, but if you're looking for something to maybe make $$ to sell finished (so you can BUY MORE FABRIC!), maybe this might interest you...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95340997..._type=supplies

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    With shipping that's $50 in the US -- PS: the corners don't even match!

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    I noticed the corners as well. I am very new at quilting and it is the first thing I saw.

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    wouldn't pay that much for something my DGD could do just as well and probably better, since the corners aren't lined up very well.

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    Teeler............Thank You so much for sharing this website with all of us, here on the Quilting Board. I have some friends that sew projects & sell them quite sucessfully on Etsy. I have even bought several things myself.
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liese View Post
    With shipping that's $50 in the US -- PS: the corners don't even match!
    quilt police???????????????

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    I can't believe anyone would buy something so poorly constructed.
    Also can't believe someone would try to sell something so poorly constructed.

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    The person selling this probably thinks they did a great job and we must pray that they get better at it next time. We do no like the quilt police so we will not be them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieces2 View Post
    I can't believe anyone would buy something so poorly constructed.
    Also can't believe someone would try to sell something so poorly constructed.
    I can see maybe buying it to finish for practice or to use as a picnic quilt, but I, too, would be embarrassed to sell it.

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    Smile re quilt top

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    I can see maybe buying it to finish for practice or to use as a picnic quilt, but I, too, would be embarrassed to sell it.
    I am the seller of this top. All the listings from my etsy shop are vintage and found at thrift stores, charity shops, church bazaars, jumble sales etc. They are not made by me.

    Far from being "ashamed" or "embarrassed" I am proud to sell pieces that have character, charm, history and have a story to tell.

    I should like to publicly thank Teela for giving my shop a link. It has bought me lots of views and favorites, some sales and potential sales, many inquiries and lots of great emails from folks who, for some reason, do not want to post here (perhaps they thought I would not see comments here)
    I really appreciate it.
    Very interesting forum, lots of information here.
    Last edited by Jan Marriott; 03-09-2013 at 10:47 AM.

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    welcome to the board, just keep doing what you are doing.

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    I guess I'm a little taken aback at some of the comments about the piecing of the quilt. I've seen many vintage quilts in collections that were poorly pieced by today's standards. This top was made in the 70's ... before we had many of the modern tools that we rely on today.

    There are also some very nice things about this top ... the color balance is nice and the maker took time to make sure that all her stripes are facing the same direction and are straight ... a skill I've seen lacking in far too many quilts. And I fully admit to not using stripes too often myself for this very reason.

    Good luck with your sale Jan.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Also, the materials are polyester and cotton. I don't think this quilt would bring much money if you wanted to re-sell it.

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    not crazy about the cotton poly.....I will pass

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    I have seen a quilt made by my grandmother in the 50's it is also done on a machine and is very wonkey but it is also very pretty fabrics, it is unfinnished and will stay that way, because she did it . just saying that not everyone is perfict ,and don't judge , they could have been very old when they made them. with very shakey hands.. DottieBug
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