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Old 05-26-2018, 07:34 AM
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For those of you who sell your quilts, are they always perfect? My family is after me to sell some of mine, but none are ever perfect and I feel like they have to be in order to sell them. There is always a couple logs in a log cabin the wrong color, or a cat in a row of cats that is sitting crooked or points not matched, or some such flaw and I just feel that makes it not quality to sell. What do you think?
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:42 AM
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I do not think any quilt is perfect
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:49 AM
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Have you seen the cheap knock offs. They are in no way perfect.

I think you should do what your comfortable with doing.

And, what you don't think of as perfect, someone else may just love what you have done.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:07 AM
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I don't sell quilts, but the buyer has an opportunity to look over the quilt before buying, so it's not like there's some hidden flaw found post-purchase. It might not be worth it if it's going to bother you, but I don't think most people would even consider those things flaws.
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I sell some of mine. Are they perfect? No! I always find a minor flaw somewhere. We are our own worst critics. If I find something that can be fixed before I quilt it, then I will correct it. I have had no complaints. Unless your a robot no one is perfect.

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Old 05-26-2018, 08:32 AM
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Ii think if the buyer has had a chance to look the quilt over carefully - and knows what the batting is - then if the buyer wants it and you are willing to sell it - why not?

As far as "perfect"? Probably not - but - there are, IMO, various degrees of "quality/workmanship" - excellent, very good, good, fair, poor, and very poor.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:40 AM
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Over the years I have concluded that the imperfections in hand-made quilts contribute to their warmth and charm. Commercially made quilts may be perfect, but they lack a certain "human" quality.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:08 AM
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Nothing in Nature is perfect. even us. look them over again. they are beautiful!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:16 AM
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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The color and/or design appeals to the eye which is unique to each of us. But will they pay the price of a homemade one of a kind of quilt. Fabric, thread and time along with love goes into each quilt we stitch...not many are willing to pay the price for that. I make only for family and close friends and 'gift' them to certain individuals because I am too slow to try and sell any. I think I am in 'awe' of those who do run a successful business in the quilting world; whether it be authors of quilt books, run their own store or LA business. Maybe you can do what you want to do and enjoy every minute of it...look closely at small business ventures and see if there is a class offered near you on the subject. Its very educational and tells you how to avoid some common mistakes.
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I give quilts to friends and families and I sell them to others, too. They are well taken and no one has ever not taken any of them and the ones that I sell are pleased to the people so I must be doing something right. I retired 8 years ago and since have made more quilts than I had ever thought would make. Loving it and all the quilts have been very well taken and liked. I am having a great retirement, daily and I loved my students as a teacher for 25 years and they see some of mine on Facebook and send me nice notes about the quilts. It is wonderful fun and the quilting board is a great help to keep me going!!!!!
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