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Thread: Would you want to know if someone notices a flaw?

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    I know when there is a flaw. I would rather not to learn of a flaw through the general posts that we do here. If there is a flaw in something I post, you can tell me in a PM. I really only want serious critiquing from my quilting instructor at my LQS. I have seen such beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous projects on this site ... I don't have any constructive comments to make other than you all are amazing quilters.

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    I have made quite a few mistakes in my life...some of them have turned into blessings in disguise. The thing that someone calls a mistake I might choose to say I put my own stamp on an already beautiful design! And I would say to that friend, Thank you I did that just for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherryLea
    please some one tell me where the flaw is on ilovvtoquilts quilt i am going crazy looking for it.
    Me too! The quilt is exceptionally pretty!

    I would not take offense to a PM about a flaw in an unquilted piece, but tend to think the overly critical person has an agenda. Is she jealous, resentful, insecure, OCD? What?! When I was younger, I was much less secure, and much less likely to turn the issue around like that. Guess what: everything I have ever made has been flawed, more or less. To err is human, last I heard.

    To look for flaws in my own WIP, I find a peephole from the hardware store very useful. It quickly gives you some perspective. Taking pictures also helps, and looking through a value finder will often show contrast issues that might not be apparent to me until I've been away from the design for awhile.

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    If it is my quilt I would certainly want to be told; however, if I notice what I think might be an error on another's quilt I would not point it out. Mainly because I would not want to hurt anyone's feelings.

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    It took me a long time to figure out why I never quite finished anything. whether a quilt, a shed I built or just a piece of the trim on the house I had just painted Then A light came on -- My EX not so DH was super critical -- so -- if it wasn't finished, my inner mind said "don't listen -- it isn't finished"

    So DON'T listen

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    Now I finish things because my DH loves whatever I do.

    Quote Originally Posted by glassnquilts
    I don't have to worry about mine. My DH is a civil engineer. He can find the smallest flaw and points it out to me. He doesn't mean any harm he is just "being helpful".

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    My grandparents taught me this rule to live by,"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". That's how I treat people and that's how I'm teaching my granddaughter to treat other people.

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    No I do not want to know. The first quilt I made my daughter had a mistake and she noticed it and I did not. When she said something, I did not get upset. If you don't make mistakes, you are not doing anything.

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    On the night the angels appeared to the shepherds to announce Jesus' birth, some of the shepherds missed the message because they were looking for dust on the angels' wings.

    There are people who are called to be flaw finders, i.e., critics. They can't seem to help themselves.

    I would never tell anyone about a flaw in his/her quilt, even if I saw it, which is quite unlikely since I usually can't find the flaw when someone points it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    . Here is one that took forever to make and a friend found a mistake when I put it on my blog.

    It is staying there because I did heavy quilting. I still love it.
    What? The chimneys don't meet fire regulations?!!
    LOL....I know? Where is the mistake? I feel like I'm looking at one of those "hidden picture" pages that are in kids magazines. I honestly can't see any mistake.

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    I take pictures of my quilts and study them because that is where you will find the flaws for some reason. I put in a whole row of my sons quilt upside down...and sisn't even notive until the pictures when it was finished being quilted and everything!
    If it is an easy fix, yes by all means point it out and leave it up to the maker whether or not they want to fix it:)
    As in my case...if it is already quilted and finished...don't bother LOL!

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    I don't see the flaw, I think it's beautiful

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    If it's a big one I want to know. Every quilt has a little one or two I think, but only noticeable by the quilt police.

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    I would prbably PM them so it would be private. In today's rush, it may be they didn't notice it!!

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    I think if you are prepared to show your work you should be prepared to accept the constructive/helpful criticism that it may receive. It is in this way that we improve our work and the status of the craft. It is only when the way the criticism is presented is rude or nasty that it is not serving any purpose and should be ignored. Someone telling you that your piece is out by 180 degrees is a statement of fact, not hurtful criticism, and can be acted upon to rectify the problem. As someone else has stated, if the binding on a quilt needs more work, I would want it pointed out to me so that I could make a better quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    I would prolly want to know but would not fix it after it was all quilted. Here is one that took forever to make and a friend found a mistake when I put it on my blog.

    It is staying there because I did heavy quilting. I still love it.
    This is a case where you could put it down to deliberately leaving it out because of that "Only God is perfect" tradition. I like your quilt too and I wouldn't change it. I must say that you have achieved the naivete extremely well. Each time that I have attempted quilts such as these they either end up as something else or don't get finished because I can't keep it simple.

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    I would not want to know if it was totally finished. If I was showing off a quilt top, then yes, please tell me.

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    I believe this decision revolves around what stage of completion the photo showed: if it was a single block, then I would report it immediately, while there's still time to make corrections by the quilter. If the photo showed a completed oroject, quilted with binding; then I would not mention it; it might serve no purpose but to create frustration. How welcome are such eagle-eye comments? Is the person ASKING for feedback?

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    If the quilt wasn't quilted, I'd want to know.

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    Thank You Feline I just could not fine it. It is a beautiful quilt and I think anyone would feel hornored to have it. If you do not ever make mistakes you are not doing anything!!!!

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    Remember, only GOD is perfect. As the Amish would say, that is my block of humility.

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    If it wasn't quilted yet,, I would like to know, BUT, I would hope the person had the tact to do it in a PM.
    If the quilt was done, just consider it my humble block and keep it under your hat.

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    I would like to know. I am such a newbie that I think that I would learn from someone pointing out how to improve.
    Everyone on this group is so encouraging I am sure it would be done with kindness. I also think that pointing out a flaw should probably be done PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    I would prolly want to know but would not fix it after it was all quilted. Here is one that took forever to make and a friend found a mistake when I put it on my blog.

    It is staying there because I did heavy quilting. I still love it.
    If there is a mistake I can't find it??????

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    Sure I would like to know. Perhaps it could be fixed fairly easily, if not I guess I would just have to grin and bare it. Learning from my mistakes hopefully will prevent me from doing the same thing again!?!

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    i would like to know but only because it would let me know that i missed something or made a mistake but i wouldnt want someone to sit and pick my quilting apart, but i dont think anyone on here would do that they would only mention it to help out

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