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    If you could rid the quilting world of one problem....

    If you could rid the quilting world of one problem....what would that be?

    I've read several threads today and in so many of them we blast the quilt police. Wouldn't life be more pleasant without them?
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    We all have to have accountability. So we have quilt police. But we can IGNORE THEM. LOL

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    Bad habits: loose threads on floor, clutter, non-thought out decisions, clutter, procrastination, clutter, and that's just one....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    Bad habits: loose threads on floor, clutter, non-thought out decisions, clutter, procrastination, clutter, and that's just one....lol.
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    Not reading the cutting directions correctly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Unappreciative recipients of time-spent, lovingly-made quilted gifts. (per a previous thread i just read.)

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    Amen Jan!! Exactly!!

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    Neatnicks that want me to be one! I sew with abandon...I drop pins, I have threads wound in my chair wheels, I sew til late late late at nite, I don't pick up my project ingredients when I am finished and I don't put the cap back on the spray adhesive right when I am done! I do clean up when I get to the point that I can't step over it any more, I am very very organized (drawers and bins all have labels) and I can put my hands on anything I need...even when it is strewn all over the room...but I don't want to have to think about clean up while I am creating! Leave me alone...let me create...I can clean later (any fool can clean, it takes a genius to create art!).

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    Fabric colors that run, then I wouldn't have to wash one piece before I cut.

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    Patterns you buy with errors!!!
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    fabric that is 'ready to cut' when purchased

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    All of the above mentioned. Most of all the disdain of those who couldn't make a quilt or any other sewn item if their lives depended on it yet turn up their nose at our creativity.

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    I completely agree with Jan in VA. Completely.

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    A predominance of affordable quality fabric manufactured in the US
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    I would get rid of getting old. Quilters should live 'forever'. there are just to many quilts to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda8450 View Post
    Neatnicks that want me to be one! I sew with abandon...I drop pins, I have threads wound in my chair wheels, I sew til late late late at nite, I don't pick up my project ingredients when I am finished and I don't put the cap back on the spray adhesive right when I am done!
    Thank you! I have a system, and when everything is where it should be it's nicely organized and tidy, and everything is easy to find, but my system doesn't require me to put everything back the second I am finished with it - everything finds its way back, eventually I probably do a once a month binge cleaning job to get everything back in order - it takes me at most, 20 or 30 minutes, and a fair amount of that time is spent rearranging things or consolidating things like needles as they get used up - there's no sense in having 4 packs of the same kind with one needle left in each.

    Personally, in the middle of the creative process, I find stopping to tidy up or reorganize a HUGE distraction - I'd rather just keep making progress, and make up for my lack of neatness later That's exactly why someone invented those magnetic pin pick up stick thingies, right?

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    My first response was... expense...

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    The pattern makers who keep insisting that you must have their new ruler to make their quilt.

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    The fuzzy, linty, itchy fluff that comes off minky. Every time I use minky, I vow it will be the last time, then I feel it and imagine how it would feel on a new baby quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelynangelfoot View Post
    My first response was... expense...
    That was my exact first thought.....expense!

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    All of the above and rude, uncaring, self center people who think they know the 'right' and 'only way to do something.
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    Things I would get rid of are those things called "should dos, must dos and have tos." Then there would be time to enjoy the want tos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Not reading the cutting directions correctly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sometimes that isn't you. The person writing the directions has no idea of how to write clearly and how to go from step one to the end.

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