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Thread: a nice compliment I think

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    Went to the quilt shop to get backing for a quilt I'm making my Mom. The lady behind me said, is that printed like that or is it pieced. I said, "Oh, it's pieced" and turned it over to show her. Then she said, "Oh, it's so flat I thought it was printed". Hmmm, I thought that the tops were supposed to be pressed and that flat was good? I think she meant it to be nice.

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    So do I! :D
    When do WE get to see it??? :D

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    I'll try to post it when I'm done. I have a hard time getting the pictures to post on here, but I'll at least try.
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    So do I! :D
    When do WE get to see it??? :D

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    She did mean it in a wonderful way ! that means you did a great job on it - to get it so flat :mrgreen: Mine have more lumps and bumps then a box of cubed sugar :shock: LOL

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    The lady meant well, it was more of a compliment.

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    My grandmother would have called that a "left handed compliment", one that could have been taked as nice or not.

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    Take it as a compliment, you'll feel better! :)

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    I'd take it as a compliment. If you piece something that someone mistakes for a panel, good work!!

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    I think it was definitely meant as a compliment.

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    Sonded like a very nice compliment to me.

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    Take it as a compliment, what you did is not easy to do!! :)

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    I think it means that her pieced tops are never flat, and she didn't realize they could and should be. Probably it was just a comment. Good job on confounding the poor lady, and on your flat pieced top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    She did mean it in a wonderful way ! that means you did a great job on it - to get it so flat :mrgreen: Mine have more lumps and bumps then a box of cubed sugar :shock: LOL
    Ahahahaaaaa Mine too!!!!

    Its a GREAT compliment.. she thought it was sooo PERFECT and assumed it was a cheater.. Good for you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    She did mean it in a wonderful way ! that means you did a great job on it - to get it so flat :mrgreen: Mine have more lumps and bumps then a box of cubed sugar :shock: LOL
    My topper is coming out that way, but I look in the book and so is there's so I think I'm doing right if not, work on the second one better, cause I'm not taking it apart...LOL

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    I think it was a compliment! If she couldn't tell it was pieced... you did an awesome job!! Congrats!!

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    I think she was complimenting you. Your top was so flat because you didn't have any stretching of the material as you pieced it. And I would guess that you pressed (not ironed) each seam carefully.

    Good job!

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    Good for you. Those kind of compliments are few and far between. Great job

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    It's a compliment!

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    I agree with the others, it was meant as a compliment. Some people can't express themselves as others

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    Was it starched, how did you get it so flat. Mine never are - J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    She did mean it in a wonderful way ! that means you did a great job on it - to get it so flat :mrgreen: Mine have more lumps and bumps then a box of cubed sugar :shock: LOL
    My topper is coming out that way, but I look in the book and so is there's so I think I'm doing right if not, work on the second one better, cause I'm not taking it apart...LOL
    Iron it into submission!!!

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    Since I joined the board, I started pressing every time I make a seam. I starch before cutting and before I put the completed squares together. Then when I got all done I spent quite a bit of time pressing it again. I think I'll have it longarmed and it's the first time so I figured flat would help.
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    Was it starched, how did you get it so flat. Mine never are - J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    She did mean it in a wonderful way ! that means you did a great job on it - to get it so flat :mrgreen: Mine have more lumps and bumps then a box of cubed sugar :shock: LOL
    tooo funny :-D and I can relate to lumps and bumps :)

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    I think it was a nice compliment!

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    I think it was a good comment too. However she meant it, it's a good comment on your work!!!

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