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Old 01-02-2018, 01:26 PM
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My husband, after being married to me for 26 years, knows there are certain pet peeves regarding quilting. One I can't help but cringe at is when someone calls a quilt a "blanket".

Today we received a thank you note from one of his siblings to whom I gifted a quilt for Christmas. She wrote, "Thank for the blanket!..." My husband got a hearty laugh out of that. It's a good thing we love our family.

What funny little quirks do you have in regards to our craft?
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:35 PM
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Lol, my dad called them blankets too. I started calling them blankets too when I was around him (with a smile, of course).
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:39 PM
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When I tell people that I am a quilter and they repy with "Oh you do crafts!" - I reply "No, I'm a textile/fabric artist"
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Old 01-02-2018, 01:41 PM
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Why do we cut big pieces of fabric into little pieces of fabric only to sew them together to make a large piece of fabric.......
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My mother was a quilter and my dad was the typical man when it came to quilting. When I would go home to visit, mother and I would do the quilting bonding thing. Dad saw us cutting pieces one day and shaking his head he said, "Now she's got you cutting up fabric and sewing it back together."
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:53 AM
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We are a peculiar breed in other people's eyes I guess! I once bought the book "Help! I'm Married To A Quilter" for my husband. It was a humorous and enjoyable read.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:10 AM
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I also visibly cringe when someone refers to a quilt as a blanket. Sometimes I correct them and other times I just let it go. But my reaction is the same as when I hear fingernails on a chalkboard.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:31 AM
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Mine is when someone says material instead of fabric. I don't correct them but I say ugh to myself.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:55 AM
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I too say "ugh" when I hear material versus fabric, or blanket versus quilt. Besides quilting, I crochet a lot of afghans. I have the "ugh" factor when I hear afghans refereed to as blankets!
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Some of us grew up calling it material so it tends to come out at unexpected moments.
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