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My sister is the Quilt Police....Who knew!

Old 09-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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My sis seemed to be developing an interest in quilting, so I gifted her a quilt class. It was for the basics. She went, and loved it!
She also took every word as the quilting gospel.
I now know that:
I use my rotary cutter improperly.
My bobbin thread is not always the same color as the top thread.
I incorrectly mix my fabrics in the same quilt. ( Joanns, WalMart and LQS) Oh! The horror!!
I sometimes use a sheet for backing.
I sometimes use dishes, lids or whatever instead of proper templates.
I don't really NEED all the rulers I have.
I don't always follow the pattern.
Bless her well meaning heart, I love her dearly but if she says just ONE MORE thing about my methods or lack thereof, I will beat her to death with my stash.
I sent her the link to this board, she will learn much more here from all of you talented folks.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:29 AM
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She sounds like a new quilter. It takes a while before you give yourself permission to "color outside the lines."
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:31 AM
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:lol: :lol:

Methinks you helped create a monster!

Give her some time. It takes some of us a while to know where/when the "rules" can be bent or totally ignored.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:31 AM
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Guess you should teach her to be a rebel! LOL
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:32 AM
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Oh, sisters...you gotta love 'em. I have one just like her; thank goodness my other sister doesn't give a hoot!
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:35 AM
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Just goes to show 'a little knowledge...' can be a damned annoying thing! LOL
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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just remind her- quilting is as individual as each of us- and just because one person says 'this is the right way' it does not mean it is for everyone- it's only the right way for that person...she will relax as she gets some experience (maybe) i do know quilters who have used the same everything for 25+ years- done everything the same way- and feel anyone who says they do it differently are....well- not to be listened to....there will always be those people
it does not matter if you know a new- better- easier technique --- if it's not the way they were taught- it is wrong-period! you just have to smile- and walk away-
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:40 AM
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You truly have given me the highlight of the day, I am still laughing. I am soooooo glad my sister does not quilt. Her nick name is: "She Who Must Be Obeyed while Planning All Spontaneity"
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:43 AM
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Maybe she just realized how much she could annoy you and went for it? Kind of like those annoying Whitney commercials where she says the silent treatment doesn't work - if you want to annoy him (or your sister in this case) just keep talking?
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:44 AM
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Tell her to follow the rules and see if hers come out any better than yours. Maybe then she will realize, rules are meant to be broken.
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