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Thread: Stop apologizing!

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    I've just noticed that a lot of posters have been apologizing lately for asking such "simple" or "stupid" quilting questions. There's no such thing! Many of us are new, and even those who have been quilting for decades may have questions when trying a new technique or expanding his or her skills. Don't worry about it, just ask! No one is "stupid" because of his or her questions. I know that I've learned tons from reading other people's questions that I didn't even know to ask myself.

    So what about it, let's stop putting ourselves down!

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    I agree. The only way to learn something is to ask.

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    You make a great point: Quit putting yourself down by saying this!
    I agree with you but it helps to let people know that you think you should be able to do something when you feel everyone else obviously has mastered it:) I have been messing around with sewing all my life and feel i should be further along. I know I'm not stupid and neither are my questions but it's a "stupid" habit I have of prefacing every question with "I got a stupid question."

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    WHAT IS quilt piercing?

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    Even if it's the same question asked again and again, someone usually had a new take on the answer so ask away.
    We can all learn something new that we never knew we didn't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eisgoow
    WHAT IS quilt piercing?
    It's putting the little pieces together to make blocks and putting the blocks together to make the top.
    :-D

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    Mattee, you are so right! I think some people think we are a bunch of experts and I sure as heck am not :)
    Questions are always welcomed and never to be sorry for!

    Wouldn't life be boring if we all knew everything??? hee hee
    Great post! :D

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    <~~Guilty as charged. and will stop it immediately.
    Thank you!
    David

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    I was always told that, No question is a Stupid question. I'm with you Mattee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I was always told that, No question is a Stupid question. I'm with you Mattee!
    also...the only stupid question is the one NOT asked
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eisgoow
    WHAT IS quilt piercing?
    I think they meant piecing, not piercing.

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    I taught teen girls in a Safe House to sew.
    These were some of the rules
    Follow safety rules (I showed them how to use a rotary cutter etc.)
    No bad language allowed
    There are no stupid questions
    The second season I added a new one
    DO NOT disassemble my sewing machine. It is to expensive to repair.

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    I agree! I think that everyone has ways of doing the same thing, sometimes by asking question (even if you think they are silly or stupid) you can have several people answer them and find an easier way of doing something.

    I always ask questions! I think all the people on this forum are willing to help with any question. LOVE this forum!

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    i agree ask away

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    In my beginner class, a coin box sits on the table. On the side is written, "A lady never makes excuses."

    A nickel or dime goes into the pot every time someone puts themself down. After the first couple of times there's lots of good-hearted teasing, reassurance, complimenting, and fewer and fewer deposits. Usually works like a charm. :-)

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    In my beginner class, a coin box sits on the table. On the side is written, "A lady never makes excuses."

    A nickel or dime goes into the pot every time someone puts themself down. After the first couple of times there's lots of good-hearted teasing, reassurance, complimenting, and fewer and fewer deposits. Usually works like a charm. :-)

    Jan in VA
    cool idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    In my beginner class, a coin box sits on the table. On the side is written, "A lady never makes excuses."

    A nickel or dime goes into the pot every time someone puts themself down. After the first couple of times there's lots of good-hearted teasing, reassurance, complimenting, and fewer and fewer deposits. Usually works like a charm. :-)

    Jan in VA
    Sounds like we all need one and look at the fabric we can buy later. LOL

    Everyone has questions, and some are asked more than once. I don't mind because there are thousands of people on here reading at different times and if we had to look back over all the posts to find an answer, then oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So ASK......The only dumb question is the one not asked. I've heard that so much. And we definitely have some great quilting minds on here to answer. Makes everyone feel needed and that's what this board is for.

    Hee hee I knew the answer to that one. (LOL)
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    If anyone is keeping count/track of stupid questions, get in line behind me! I'm just happy to get anything done, given the lack of time. Smile everyone!! It's a big boat! :-)

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    I agree! If I'm able to answer someone's question, it's only because I had previously asked the same question myself at one time or another. This is how we all learn. :D

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    There is no such thing as a stupid question. How will you ever get an answer if you don't ask? I know I've quilted for some time and there are so many things that I have learned since be on this board. There are times I am embarassed to ask when I feel that I should know the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    A nickel or dime goes into the pot every time someone puts themself down.
    SO if you put someone else down, do you get to raid the box???? lol

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    I like Jan's idea of the coin box. Would really help us to stay positive! :)

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    Really, who would of thought piercing was that

    Thanks
    Eisgoow

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    ahhhhhhh, spelled wrong. Thank you, could not understand that. I thought had something to do with needlework on a square.

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    The only thing that is stupid is not asking the question.

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