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Should you tell someone if you see a mistake?

Old 09-30-2015, 06:51 PM
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It looks like a consensus shaping up. If they ask for a critique, be honest. If it's in the pieced/pre-quilted stage and a block is turned the wrong way . . .kindly say something. If it's a stitch or point out of place, no one is perfect, leave it alone.

Fair enough?
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
I hand quilt, so "under-quilting" can be in the eye of the beholder. To me, many machine-quiltings are overdone to the point of looking stiff. So I would never mention either.
The amount of quilting is determined by the batting choice-- you might ( think) a quilt is under quilted that might have batting which allows 10" between quilting lines, or a fleece/ flannel middle layer that allows pretty much as little as you want. Some batting needs to be quilted every 2" - 4", then needs heavier/ denser quilting. Unless I know what batting they are using, I would not ( assume) they haven't done enough. If you see one you ( think) might need more you could ask what batting they used First, before giving an unsolicited comment.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
I wouldn't mention cut off points or empty binding, but if someone showed me a top before quilting that had a block turned around or something like that, I would mention it, because I would want such a mistake pointed out to me in those circumstances.
I agree completely. Please tell me I have a block turned but you don't need to point out those little things I'm working on learning to do.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:35 AM
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Absolutely tell so it can be corrected
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by LindaMRB View Post
I can't usually find the mistakes that are made even when they are mentioned in the posting, and I quilted one of my first, used it, hung it in a small show and discovered a big mistake only when I took a picture of it. I had "known" something was wrong with one of the corners when I put it together but could not actually "see" it. Boy do I wish someone had looked at it for me. Now I consider it the little difference that makes it special.

I saw a quilt top here with a pretty big mistake and wondered if I should private message the person before it gets layered and quilted.
What do you all think? If I am polite in pointing it out privately?

Thanks for your advice.
Here's my story. I brought a quilt to sew on at my guild meeting. On the front I had embroidered a scripture. This was an art quilt, and a friend couldn't relate the scripture to the quilt. That's because the scripture was wrong! How glad was I that she caught the mistake! I had to rip out the applique and the embroidery and do it over. It wasn't a problem because it hasn't been quilted yet. What a life saver! !!
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:02 AM
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I would tell only if the person could correct the mistake. I would want to know if it were my quilt top.
I do not consider cut off points or other problems with quilting techniques mistakes.
I would want to know any tricks to make my piecing more accurate for future quilts and would ask for suggestions. That is how I learn and improve over time. I would point out piecing or other problems only if the quilter asked.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:51 AM
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You might just mention that, as you have sometimes done, you noticed that she had included a humility block in the quilt top
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:44 AM
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I would say in that context...before it's layered and quilted you should certainly pm the person. I think it can be asked in a polite way....I would want to know. After the quilt is made I would say don't mention it.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:53 AM
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Personally, I would appreciate a "private" email....discretion used, of course, to point out a mistake. Then it is up to me, alone, to decide whether to correct it or not......
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:23 AM
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If I make a mistake PLEASE tell me!!
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