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    (this is prompted by seeing a list for graphic designers. I think we can come up with some really funny stuff)

    1. When watching a movie, you pay more attention to the quilts in the scene than what the actors are saying.

    2. Meals are an interruption.

    3. When you see a nice shirt, skirt, or dress, you mentally go through your stash to see if you have a coordinating fabric and figure out what block the garment would look best in.

    ok... your turn!

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    When I am out with family/friends and come to a dead stop and start digging for camera/cell/paper and pen to capture the image of something for a new quilt idea.

    When watching a movie, you ask someone to rewind and you get the eye roll...as they know it is a quilt you have caught a glance at LOL and want a second peek at....

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    You lay in bed at midnight thinking about what you want to sew in the morning, instead of what you plan to make for breakfast.

    AND you wish quilters got credit in the movies like the actors do.

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    I was in the hospital waiting room and there was a quilt on the wall, I traced the quilting design because I knew I could use it someday...

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    you look at the tile design on a floor & try to figure out how to piece that together in fabric....

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    Pick threads off you clothes every time you walk out the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing Needle
    Pick threads off you clothes every time you walk out the door.
    and pick them off your hubby, the dogs, the cat....

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    You see quilt designs in the oddest places. Bathroom tiles and such.
    You dream about quilts.

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    How about seeing quilt blocks from the marks left on the ground by a front end loader. he he still working that one out in me head

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    When you go to a casino buffet, and are distracted by the carpeting under your feet ------ the attached is exactly what I'm talking about - at Downstream!!
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    You are in an elevator, and looking at the carpet thinking...
    That would be great stippling pattern for a quilt....! :lol:

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    OH OH another one!

    You have the square frames inside the glass in your windows at home and you are thinking about what you could use to color them in to make them look like a 9 patch design!!!!!!

    Didn't tell my husband that one!! :oops:

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    you plan trips around where the fabric stores are located!

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    While sitting in a fast food joint you realize their bench fabric would be a great quilt THEN put it together in your mind the easiest way!

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    You copy the tile patterns from hotels, church and any other place..

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    Something we could do, is go to the flooring store and see how many neat quilt patterns we could find on the linoleum samples!!

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    you eat in front of the T.V because your 'project' is taking up the dining table.
    You find an antique quilt at the swap meet, it has so many holes in it everyone with you thinks you're crazy , but you still buy it!
    Your dog has a custom coat made from an antique quilt

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    when you are covered with threads all the time :thumbup:

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    1) You can't just sit and watch TV, you have to be sewing or quilting at the same time.

    2) Your car is trained to turn into every fabric store parking lot it passes!

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    When.... you pick floring for your sewing room that looks like Quilt blocks, and pictures that have quilts in them, sewing themed tins everywhere, excited when someone gives you the big ribbon cutting scissors from a grand opening. Because everyone knows thats your thing. (take that as a compliment) that was kind of sweet :)

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    When you come home to find a purple bin at your door filled with fabrics. After weeks asking, finally someone comes forward and confess that they saw it at a garage sale and thought you may enjoy it. And she was right.

    Or when your neighbor says that he likes the humming sound of the machine late at night. Such thin walls!

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    during a meeting you notice the lovely patterns in the other ladies clothes and try to remember the name of the block it reminds you of

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    Your car has a bumper sticker that says "I brake for quilt shops"

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    You know your a quilter when you can't leave home without your sewing machine.

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    Or when you're at the thrift shops hoping to find a fabulous fabric find but are thrilled when you find a shirt, skirt or dress with a design on it you know would work great in your next quilt project.

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