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Thread: Is this Cheating...

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    Super Member Arleners's Avatar
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    I notice you have 17 pages of replies! Just goes to show you the reaction you get when you mention mothers and advise being given. It strikes a chord is us all. My mother would sometimes look at something I was doing and say to me "Is that the way I taught you?" I would look her straight in the eye and reply - "No Mom, but that is the way I do it now." It usually worked.
    Folding the binding is FINE!

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    I too am sorry that your mother is so negative. Isn't it so much better to finish your lovely quilts (and they are lovely) and use them or gift them than to collect the unfinished tops in a closet? There is absolutely nothing wrong with tying or using the self binding. This is YOUR QUILT to be done your way. Enjoy the process and don't give anyone the power over you to take away your joy. Many, many, many quilters do not have the money to send their quilts out to the so talented LAQ's. There is NO SHAME in that! Again, finish your projects and enjoy them. Do them YOUR WAY. Sorry your mom is like she is. Maybe you need to screen your calls when you don't feel able to deal with her. My neighbor has to do the same thing because her mother is so jealous of the daughter's successful life (has her Dr in Childhood Education and leading principal in our district-well loved and respected by all).

    God Bless and enjoy your quilting, we are here for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    IGNORE YOUR MOTHER! Lots of people on the QB bind their quilts in exactly the way you're proposing, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it!

    I bet your mother envies your ability to finish what you start. In time you will rise above her snide remarks, but I can sure understand why you're angry right now.

    Know that we're all with you in spirit and urging you to quilt in your own way!
    TOTALLY agree!!!!!!!!!

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    I see there have been a of of responses telling you it's done this way all the time, it's a perfectly acceptable way to finish the edges.
    Just appreciate you mother the way I appreciate mine (though for a totally different reason) - she has shown me the type of mother I never want to be, so she is serving her purpose. I should thank HER

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    I think a quilt finished in the fashion you choose is just fine. The use is the same whether sewn on binding or folded from the back to front! It still takes time to hand sew it down... so smile and be happy and don't let the small stuff get to you :) :)

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    It stinks when your own mother is the quilt police. I'm sorry she is so mean to you. Ignore her comments and do your own thing.

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    continue....

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    "Well, mommy-dearest, a FINISHED quilt is much, much less of a 'waste' than those 100+ tops you've made that are just sitting on a shelf, completely useless!"

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    Sometimes it is not easy, but forgive her. It is a gift to yourself. Carrying a grudge only hurts you. Foregiveness lightens the heart.

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