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Thread: I stand corrected...

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    Junior Member rebeccalr's Avatar
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    My women's group at church is making a quilt to silent auction for one of our missions. We met this morning to sew together some of the blocks. Let me just say that leading a women's group has greatly increased my patience levels, thank God!! A few of us were discussing where/how to label the quilt. Here is the conversation with a person that doesn't quilt:

    Me: We could put the person's name in the sashing under their block.
    Lady: In the what?
    Me: In the sashing.
    Lady: What is that?
    Me: The material you use to frame the block.
    Lady: That isn't what it is called.
    Me: Yes, it is.
    Lady: No it isn't. I have never heard it called that.
    Me: Well, the frame you put around the block is called sashing.
    Lady: No, it isn't. We just had a quilt made by an Amish woman and she didn't call it that.
    Me: What did she call it?
    Lady: I don't know, but it wasn't that.
    Me: Well, lots of people call things by different names, rails or 'blocking the square', but it is also called sashing.
    Lady: No, it really isn't. Maybe borders or something.
    Me: Borders go around the outside of the quilt, not the individual squares.
    Lady: I can't remember for sure, but sashing makes me think of satin or something like that.

    I just had to change the conversation, because I was really getting aggravated. She just had the most matter-of-fact tone and aire. I am not an expert quilter, but have it called sashing, from other quilters, quilt patterns, and the quitingboard.com! Some people's children!!

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    I am sure you were bitting your tongue and saying a lil prayer for her to be on her way.......lol

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    Don't let it bother you. Some people are know it all's and you can never change their minds even if you have proof.

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    Ya' no, duct tape works wonders for people like this.lol

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    Just gotta luv the Quilt police!

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    If she was thinking satin, she must have been thinking of a sash on a fancy dress or something. Totally different. lol

    On another note, when I put in the word sashing, my spell check says it's not a word.

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    Yes, women's groups at church can turn you into an active prayerer! You do have alot of patience...lol!

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    Did you ever pray for patience? BIG mistake!:>)

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    Had to be a painful situation! :/

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    Yeah, you have a lot of patience!

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    The quilting police should have been called to take her away.
    Take her to do something she knows about.
    What was her idea on the subject?
    And really ,why did it matter as long every one knew what you were talking about?
    Some are not happy if they can't stir the pot even in church.
    :thumbup:

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    you did great!!

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    for a minute there I had to look at your location- I thought it was my sister. She doesn't quilt- but she knows it all!

    Sounds like you handled it just fine!

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    Sounds like you handled everything very well. Why is it that church activities can be the greatest challenges?

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    When I get into conversations like this I usually chuckle a little and say, "O.K!", smile, and go on. You were very patient.!

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    I agree that some terms are called different names but I've never heard of a sashing called anything else, but for sure I don't even claim to know everything, which is something she needs to consider or not say anything, instead of arguing. I'm glad you held your tongue, I can't say I would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    Ya' no, duct tape works wonders for people like this.lol
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    You handled it just fine. I worked in a quilt shop for a while and there were ladies who new it all and there was no teaching them anything new. Just let it go. You are right...it is called a sashing.

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    As a child, one of my more less than patient uncles used to teach me how to get rid of pests. Not the kind you hunt with a swatter!

    You stare at their heads and keep thinking of her kitchen sink full of water and running over...running over the edge of the sink...running across the floor and under the fridge..running across the floor... keep repeating this, and a lot of the time she will start getting antsy and suddenly remember that she had to go home for something or other.

    And a book written by a burglar still in jaii, said about robbing houses, when tip toeing through a bedroom and suddenly find someone there, immediately start thinking of cows in a pretty pasture, resting in the sun light. Tired cows, sleeping...sleeping

    He claimed that it usually put the homeowner back to sleep and he could keep on tip toeing across the room.
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    =====This WAS sashing...you left a pan on the stove with the burner on..the pan is getting hot...the pan is smoking...the pan is getting hot!!!! You must go home..go home...go home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymsmess
    I am sure you were bitting your tongue and saying a lil prayer for her to be on her way.......lol
    Like...Dear Lord, bless her with a brain. LOL

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    lol!

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    Sashing is also called lattice...that may have been what she was thinking of.

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    Jeezzzzzzzz was she having a bad day or is she always like that????? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Did you ever pray for patience? BIG mistake!:>)
    AMEN!!! :shock: Never again, and I'll throttle anyone who prays for patience for me!!!!! :evil:

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    I'd call it sashing :)

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