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Old 11-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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Wow, it looks professional.
Or worse when someone gives you yuccky fab, for you to ...do something with.
And its polyester or worse. If i dont say something i look ungrateful, or like a snob, i dont want anymore of this stuff.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:08 PM
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Hi Lynn - hope you're feeling well. I have had someone say 'this looks like a REAL QUILTER did this. I was stunned! But I caught my tongue and said "I AM A REAL QUILTER!! What? Did you think I'm just playing here?" People just don't put their brain in gear before they open their mouths sometimes....
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Well if they say it looks professional, that 's a compliment and I say "thank-you". If anyone gives me stuff I don't want or need, again I say thank-you and donate it to a charity shop.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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When someone says "it looks professional" I take it as meaning "it does not look dorky homemade". Some just don't know how to compliment a quilter.
As far as getting some pretty awful fabrics.... I will say "I can't use this right now, but I know someone who can, if thats OK with you?" and then redonate it to Good Will.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:44 PM
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I drop what I don't want off at goodwill. I understand what you mean, all kinds of fabric and most of the time it is not anything I can use or want. I don't mind polyester, because they make such warm quilts. On my to do list. I have had nothing but wondful compliments so far with my quilts . Be interesting to see what others say. I guess I would say, "thank you but I just don't need anymore fabric right now,.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:46 PM
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This is what I do with all the crap. Maybe someone can use it.
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Well if they say it looks professional, that 's a compliment and I say "thank-you". If anyone gives me stuff I don't want or need, again I say thank-you and donate it to a charity shop.
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I hate when I send my quilt out to Grandaughter and never get a Thank You! Was it that bad????
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:59 PM
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I hate when I send my quilt out to Grandaughter and never get a Thank You! Was it that bad????
I think I would fall over if I got a thank you note from any of my nieces or their children. Guess that isn't considered important anymore. Don't take it as a critique of your work.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:16 PM
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I just say...Gee, Thanks for thinking of me, but if I bring home anymore fabric, my husband will have a fit! (which is true!) I don't offer to take it. If they ask if I know anyone who might like it, I suggest they donate it to Goodwill.
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I have never had anything like that happen to me. Hard to say what might pop out of my mouth if it were to happen.
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