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

  1. #126
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    The Amish intentionally insert an error into their quilts since only God is perfect. If my opinion is asked about a craft project, I give it but if I'm not asked, I don't volunteer. I don't want to take someone's joy away.

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    I would not point out any flaws or mistakes. I am not an expert and doubt anyone else is either.
    I look mine over very well as I am working on them. I posted a quilt a week ago that was upside down, the quilt could go either way, the clock in the picture was upside down and someone pointed it out. I didn't appreciate it as it had nothing to do with the quilt.

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    some times mistakes make a quilt the unique work of love that they are meant to be whether it is a little mistake or a big mistake.

    Me...I don't care if you tell me...I'm ok with that but that does not mean that I will fix it......

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    I don't see the flaw. It looks perfect to me.

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    IF I made a comment, it would be in a PM, so I don't risk embarrassing someone.

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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.
    I don't see anything here. Must be just a humility square? Beautiful quilt. Love the colors.

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    I have seen some IMHO very UGLY quilts on here. BUT I was taught if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all.So I usually don't say anything.

    As for myself I usually know where I goofed.So I would have to say no I would not want to know unless I asked.

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    I took a newly completed quilt top to my LQS today for a show & tell and the owner nicely pointed out that 3 of my blocks were turned sideways (I had already mentioned that I'd had to rip one out and turn it -- it was easy to mis-turn a block in the design). Although I groaned (nobody is happy about frogging) I was very glad to have been told, since it hadn't been quilted yet. So I came home and spent a couple of hours ripping and resewing. But I'm happier.

    So yes, if it's not yet quilted I would want to know.

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    I think I found it, but looks like it may be part of the design.

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    I would not like to know, perhaps who ever posted the picture already knew and did not want to fix it after it was all done. If she did not notice, I feel that if it might hurt someones feelings.

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    I found it! Lower left hand corner. It isn't a bad mistake. Being a former Proofreader, I'm a Professional Fault Finder! Thanks for providing this example for us to ponder.

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    I think it depends on if you really know the person none of us are prefect. I'm pretty hard on myself and not sure I would like someone telling me my work was wrong unless I asked. I would hope they would tell me in a nice way. I haven't posted any pictures yet still learning how to do that on the computer.

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    I would NOT want to know, because chances are, it would be too late to fix it. And then I would sit there the whole time thinking about how I had made the mistake, and be upset about it.

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    If there is an error on this quilt, it must be a mighty small one, because I sure can't see it. Your quilt is beautiful. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    If the quilt hasn't been quilted yet, I'd want to know. I might decide to fix it, might not, but at least I'd have the opportunity.

    If the quilting has been done, then it's too late to do anything about it, so what's the point of knowing? I guess I'd treat it as a design decision. LOL
    Exactly...well said. Maybe we should be posting our WIP as someone had suggested a couple of weeks ago, that way, if there was an error, it could be caught before the top was quilted.

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    I would want to know unless it was already quilted!!

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    I would want to know unless I knew of the flaw and and pointed it out on the board myself.

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    I had to wait for someone to tell me where the mistake is on this one and then I went back and looked again. You know what it says to me?. It is at the very bottom and is the first block, it is the gate opening for me to view the entire quilt . It is gorgeous and some one would have to be really looking for a boo boo to find it. wish my mistakes were so hard to find. I have been quilting since I was a little girl and am 78 now you do the math. lol

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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.
    Can't even find the mistake. I personally believe all quilts have some mistake in them somewhere, even tho the person making them may have corrected most of it. That's what makes them unique. The amish put a flaw in all their quilts, so what's the big deal? Unless someone asks for opinions. I would not say anything negative.

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    Wow! This subject really hit a nerve, didn't it!? This exact thing happened several years ago in a sewing circle I attended. It was sharing time and some courageously displayed their lovely quilt. Across the room someone made the comment that there was a mistake in the quilt. The creator said, ' I knew you would find my mistake'! I personally thought it was in very poor taste for someone to point out a flaw in front of the entire group!
    For me personally, I would like to know 'privately'.. and in a nice way... most definitely NOT in front of other people.
    I love the comment that every quilt has a mistake in it and the Amish actually purposely make a mistake. I guess that means we are all human and very much not perfect.

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    I might PM to mention what I saw and ask if it was intentional.

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    my mom always said "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all"

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    I absolutely LOVE 'flawed' quilts. It is a individual unique quilt that way. I guess to me a 'flaw' means a actual individual sat at their sewing machine with love and made the item. That 'flaw', in my opinion, says I was not made on an assembly line. I know there are people out there who are perfectionist and that is awesome. But me, I am flawed and love it! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingWithMissy
    You know I don't mind being told something is wrong with my quilt. But I belong to another quilt group on the big world wide net. There is one lady that jumps on what is spelled wrong. A mistake on a quilt. And not just me or my quilts but others too. Then after she goes on and on she will delete what she has said. Then she will send a pm saying she don't want to embarrass you. Personly I have seen several mistakes she has made and keep my big mouth shut.Sorry if this sounds like a rave.
    I think I was on that same group!! LOL
    (WAS-being the operative word!!! ) :roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by lnikkers52
    my mom always said "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all"
    DITTO!!!!

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    I'm with the "if it's not quilted yet, please tell me" group. However, if it's quilted, ta daaaaaa... design innovation!!

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