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Do you consider a panel to be a "cheater quilt"?

Old 06-28-2018, 10:09 AM
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Default Do you consider a panel to be a "cheater quilt"?

I always thought a cheater quilt was a piece of fabric printed to look like a pieced quilt as opposed to a panel that is obviously a printed design. Someone recently referred to one of my projects as a cheater quilt after I'd added intricate borders to a panel. I wasn't trying to pass it off as if I'd created the center. And this person Is are quilter. Do I need to rethink my thinking?

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Old 06-28-2018, 10:16 AM
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I agree with you on what a cheater quilt is. I can't believe someone said that to you. Some people really shouldn't open their mouths!
So no, I don't think you should rethink that. Some people really bug me!
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:23 AM
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No, I don't consider a quilt made from a panel as a cheater quilt. Some people (even some quilters) just haven't got a clue to what all goes into making a quilt of love. Ignore her comments & carry on with your passion of quilting.
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I refer to them as pre-printed panels not cheater panels. The quilt police strike again.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:01 AM
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No I do not. When my daughter was a baby, she received a panel quilt as a gift and she loved that quilt for years. Probably still has it! Fabric is fabric and if someone is taking the time to make that fabric be a quilt - then it is a quilt!
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No,not cheater. What gives why can't people just be positive
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:21 AM
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I also would not consider a panel a cheater quilt.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:42 AM
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I don't think a panel is any more a "cheater" quilt then any whole cloth quilt. (which means not at all)
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:11 PM
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I think the person that made the comment needs to do the rethinking.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:32 PM
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You got it right. A panel is a panel. I have used them and they are cute.
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