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Thread: Would you want to have someone mention it to you?

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    Would you want to have someone mention it to you?

    If there was something glaringly different in a quilt top you were making - such as one block being placed differently than the rest -

    Would you appreciate it if someone asked you about it?

    Or would you consider the person a member of the dreaded 'quilt police'?

    I would like to have someone mention it to me and ask if it was intentional? If not intentional, I'd like to be able to change/fix it before it's quilted.

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    It depends on the persons personality. I would want someone to mention it to me. I would never mention it after the quilt was quilted! But in the early stages when it was still fixable - yes.

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    I never use the term "quilt police." I always appreciate an honest critique of my work...whether I ask for it or not.



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    yes I would want someone to tell me before it is quilted

    ..I emailed a picture of a very busy quilt that I made to my friend and she picked out right away that I had a blocked turned the wrong way, but it was all ready quilted so there wasn't anything I could do about it...she said not to tell anyone and most would not see it but everytime I look at the quilt my eyes go right to the mistake.. LOL

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    I'd want to know unless the quilt was all together all ready and it would be a pain to fix
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    Years ago a lady I knew was showing me some of her craft projects. One was counted cross stitch. She was not

    finished with it but I could easily see that she did not know about having all of the top stitches going in the same direction. So I mentioned it to her. After I saw her face fall I was sorry that I told her.


    I would rather know so I can do it right the next time. Maybe not everyone is like that.
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    This reminds me of the question about myslip showing, always appreciate people concerned enough about how things look and what I need to know reminds me they are interested in what I am doing.

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    I'd want to know.
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    Me, too. In fact I PM'd a board member about a similar thing and she was so grateful!

    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
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    I would definitely appreciate knowing.

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    me too. Though if it were after it was quilted, I'd like to have the presence of mind to simply say, "oh that's my concession to only God is perfect" or some such remark. I had a quilt that not only I had quilted, but photographed and gifted. Then after about three or more weeks, I looked at the picture and the "oops" block popped out at me.

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    Absolutely. Even if the quilt is finished I might still be able to change it.

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    Yes if it was done kindly.lol
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    Oh please yes.
    But you can tell it in a kind way, stay friendly.
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    i'd want to know...

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    I would want to know. I have had help from quilters here on the board when trying to arrange the blocks for a quilt and so appreciate the help. (Madquilter I think you helped me with a couple. )

    It's wonderful to have the planning board and to take pictures and look them over carefully before beginning the sewing together but it happens sometimes.
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    I wouldn't want to be told. Most of my quilts go to family, and they know I don't make anything perfect. Everything I make has something out of whack. My Native beliefs are that nothing can be perfect, it's disrespectful to Wakan Tanka.

    I don't point others mistakes, and I expect the same in return. I can critique my own work......lol

    I make quilts to be love and used. Not to be gawked at and remain unloved.
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    Yes, I would want to know so I hope someone would tell me if they saw something really wrong...it would then be up to me if I wanted to leave it, or fix it. Most of the time, I would fix it, or I would always know there is something wrong. Some things I could leave, as long as not really obvious.

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    I would absolutely like to know. If it's already quilted, at least I can laugh about it, and if not, then I can probably fix it.

    I would also like for others to critique my work. For instance, if my binding could be improved, tell me - otherwise I'll never know. I believe this craft is most fun when we're learning and improving. However, most people won't give this type of input, for fear of hurt feelings. I know I don't offer that kind of advice, unless directly asked.

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    I would want to know. If it was too late to fix it, I could at least keep the quilt, instead of gifting it.

    It'd be much more of a surprise/shock, if someone told me NOTHING was wrong with it!
    Last edited by Neesie; 08-29-2012 at 12:55 PM.
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    if it's a 'glaring error' i already know about it. would have already decided to 'fix it' or leave it before the quilt was finished. if i left it i decided it was (artistic license) and my choice to make it that way
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    I would like to know, so I could fix it.

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    No. If it is fixable, maybe. I make sure all my blocks go the same way before I sew rows together. The people (lots) I give my quilts to would not know the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Absolutely. Even if the quilt is finished I might still be able to change it.
    I'd always want to know, finished or not. Even if I can't fix it, I can learn from it and lessen the chance of repeating it.
    And if I already know about it, I'll be sure to let you know...in the same tone you told me about the mistake.
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    There's definitely a nice way of pointing out what might be a glaring error that the maker hasn't noticed because she's too close to it. For instance, one could say "I like the way that the red block is really noticeable in the blue row" or "that block is really more noticeable since you didn't quilt it"
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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