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    I think I'd call my shop "We'll Keep You In Stitches" and I love the idea of a combination Quilt Shop/B&B!

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    Before I started quilting, my fantasy was always to own a greenhouse/tea room/book store. Those were my 3 favorite pass times at that time. I would call it "Hobbyville." Now I fantasize about owning a fabric store/quilt retreat place/workshop place. I guess I would call it "Everything Quilting."

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    I would call it "Quilting Dreams come True"

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    Oh I think the B&B is a great idea!!
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    I think I'd call my store "Can I please have some more?" because of the fabric addiction that plagues so many of us.

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    I'm with teddysmom, "I quilt to relieve stress, not add stress"
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    I used to live in a small town in Missouri. There was a small neighborhood bar that burned down. The only thing that was left was a storage building next door. The owner put in a charcoal grill and started serving beer and hamburgers. The customers decided to rebuild the bar themselves. After a couple of months the bar was up and running again. The customers called themselves the "Cockeyed Construction Company" and their motto was "If it's straight and true, we didn't build it."

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    Quilt n Scraps

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    Mine would be "what pattern"
    With quilters for friends, I will always be warm.

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    Mine would be "Not for the Quilt Police" coz rules are just guidelines that can be followed but are not a must.

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    I've always wanted to have a gift shop named Memories and Dreams. I would have a combination of handcrafted items, original artwork of friends and miscellaneous nifty-gifty stuff.
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    Mine is going to be called The Sassy Stitcher!
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    Mine would be So much fabric so little time. When I go to my LQS they are always working on quilts or waiting on customers and it looks like fun but I'm sure when the orders come in and it needs putting away and pricing it's probably more stress than I want to deal with now that I am retired. Sue

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    Mine would have to be "Dump Truck List", that Bucket left the building long ago...no one would know it was a quilt shop though, so it would just be me, the fabrics, and the people stopping in looking for truck parts-hhmmmm....
    “Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest”~Jesus

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    I like the suggestion "Your Stash" It's always good to use up Your Stash when making a quilt so this just perpetuates the possibilities!

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    Really never have much of a problem as I square up as I go along...1/8 of an inch difference per block can really make a big difference when it is done. I learned the hard way. The 4th quilt I ever made was off and it made me so angry with myself so started making sure each block was the correct size. You can't "fudge" all those blocks and have it come out well. There are other mistakes that the "quilt police" would probably find. Hate it when I know something is wrong even though no one else does. I just say, "I wanted it that way". I would find some use for a quilt top that wasn't square...
    Last edited by granny216; 07-03-2012 at 04:29 AM.

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    I'd call mine "Sew Many Pretty Fabrics." My LQS has such a limited selection and I'm always looking for more fabrics to choose from. Also, my quilts usually turn out square, but not always. However, I've never had anyone tell me that they didn't want one because it wasn't perfectly square!
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    I would have to call mine "Clothesline Quilts" because there is nothing prettier than seeing a quilt drying on a clothesline in someone's backyard. In my neighboring town, the name of the quilt shop is "Quilt Therapy". It's so true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I would have to call mine "Clothesline Quilts" because there is nothing prettier than seeing a quilt drying on a clothesline in someone's backyard.
    But then there is always that clothesline with the ginormous old-lady underwear. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Mine would be "So Many Fabrics, Not Enough Time"

    The quilt police might lock me up but I never worry about my quilts being squared. I'm not entering them in a competition or show; they are going to people who love me and my quilts!
    OMG! They're supposed to be square?!? Mine are however they end up... LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
    But then there is always that clothesline with the ginormous old-lady underwear. lol
    Hey, have you been lurking around in my backyard? LOL! Granny panties 4-ever! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
    I think I'd call my shop "We'll Keep You In Stitches" and I love the idea of a combination Quilt Shop/B&B!
    We lived in a small-ish town in KS & there was a combination quilt shop/gun store. It sounds nutty but think about it... you could fumble fabric for as long as you wanted to because your DH would be over on the other side, looking at shot guns!
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    I think I'd go with "Quilting Chaos" because... well, because I just like the name. But I would NEVER own a quilt shop. Back in the Stone Age, I owned a gift/home dec store called "The Country Peddler" & it was sooooooooo much work. Yes, it was fun. Yes, I got some neat things for my house (all our gifts were hand made which was neat) but man... it was 60+ hours a week. And with a DH who travelled for work & 2 small kids, it was a handful!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
    But then there is always that clothesline with the ginormous old-lady underwear. lol
    Seriously, I'd rather see granny panties, than thongs.
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    mine is save ALL of the scraps I know that I need them!

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