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Old 08-08-2011, 04:21 AM
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I would not purchase anything from a smoke home. However, lots of the ladies have given you good advice. Just be upfront about it and there are others that also have smoke/pet homes that would purchase.

I have had problems with the row/round robins in my guild. I had to take the blocks outside for awhile until I was able to work on them, then back in the bag and my car trunk until time to exchange.

Needless to say, the row/round I added was a simple one and quick to attach.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:00 AM
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help the smoker to quit....and everyone is a winner!!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jeaninmaine
Keep your fabric and sewing equipment in a room with a door where the cat and the smoker won't go. That way you can go in there and sew without worrying about cat hair or smoke.
smokers do not realize this but to someone that gets
migraines from the smell of smoke, the smell permeates everything...seeps under the door etc......awful...why expose someone to that smell............
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:17 AM
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I married and have lived with a smoker for 53 years and have sewed for others most of that time. I had a slipcover business at one time. I still sew for ladies and gents in a upper-crust living complex. I GET NO COMPLAINS. I do have a sewing
room up stairs .
My DH uses freebrez for his computer room. I just got a room
deodorizer meant for pet smells. It is by Purina and is just a
little glass jar with the stuff in it. It seems to really illemate the
odars from my cats, the smoking and then we deal with a wood
fire in the winter. Oh yes and my cooking. I am a retired cook
and have trained as a dietition.
Get a life !! Our world is full of all kinds of oders we don't like.
I for one will not allow a little odar I don't like to dictate my daily life.

Have a good one. It is your choice.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:29 AM
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Smoking scents are no worse than animal hair and dander I am a former smoker and have a pet. Allergies are allergies I strongly feel that our world picks on smokers. I havent smoked for many years, my husband who choose to smoke untill the end of his life died of lung cancer. That being said I say you should disclose to people buying your products that you smoke just as pet owners should disclose they have pets and let the public decide what they want to do perhaps at craft fairs you could make up a cutsie sign that says made by a smoker need help in suportting my habit lol I am sure your products are as good as products made in homes with pets and or in a home that uses hair spray or other chemicals just be proud of who you are and the talent you have. I am sure smokers work in factories and they carry the smell of smoke on their clothing , that being said when they return from there smoke break they still have the smoke smell on them snd they are touching many products thaat consumers buy so in a sence they are contaminating the items they touch with smoke. There is no true smoke free enviroments unless you ban everyone from your home or business who smokes or lives with some one who smokes. Smoking can be bad but alcohol kills many people also
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:33 AM
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I would give selling a try. Like others have said a label on the package is a great idea.Good luck & happy sewing
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:36 AM
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It must be horrible to have to be on constant guard to avoid smells that cause bad headaches. Is it from a low immune system? What does the Dr. say? My eyes water when around new bolts of fabrics or a strong perfume smell in a close area but never a headache.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:49 AM
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Just be honest in your advertising so people can make an informed decision...to buy or not to buy.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:52 AM
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You know it is sad when a smoker doesn't have consideration for others. I can say this because I am a smoker! I wouldn't think about smoking in my house (period!). I don't allow anyone else either! You should talk to the smoker in your home and beg for that person not to smoke in the house. My DH accommodated me by enclosing our back porch so that doing the wintertime I won't be too exposed to the coldness and since he is away a lot, I will be safe when I go out to smoke.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:11 AM
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I say give it a go. If someone gets a quilt from you and they don't like the smell, and can't get it out, they'll let you know. Good Luck :)
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