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Thread: Embarrassing Bias Quilt

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    Well, I finished the strip quilt which so shocked the lady in JoAnn's. I cut the strips on the straight grain which apparently was wrong and therefore had a bias monster on my hands. I persevered and hand quilted it to withing an inch of it's life so hopefully it won't go anywhere.

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    I think it's great. And I didn't know Joanne's had award winning, quilt police on their staff. Ignore them. You done good!

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    Wow! That is one bright, cheery quilt! It would be a perfect quilt for a lucky person to take off to college with them.

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    That is beautiful! I love the whole look!

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    I think you did a terrific job! How bright and cheery that is.

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    Looks great to me!! :)

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    I think it is very pretty. Has the JoAnn's lady seen it since you finished, if not, take it and show it to her and she will change her mind.

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    I think it looks wonderful!

    I always cut my "strings" for strip quilts on the straight grain. Who doesn't? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I think it looks wonderful!

    I always cut my "strings" for strip quilts on the straight grain. Who doesn't? lol
    True, and it especially doesn't matter if you use a foundation or paper backing!! Sheesh. Some people.

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    Looks great!!!

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    This looks so much like one of my quilts....I didn't think I had done anything 'wrong'. I love my quilt

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    Wow! The quilt is amazing, I love it!

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    Who died and made her the world's expert on quilts? I think it turned out fabulous and will be glad to take it off your hands if it is bothering you. Just pm me if you need my address.....lol.

    You did a fantastic job!

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    Many thanks for all the kind words, but I think this quilt will never leave home. I'm new to this craft and so want to do things correctly. When someone who 'knows' indicates I've done a boo boo, it is discouraging, but educational as well. Live, quilt and learn I guess.

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    I really am confused now. Am I supposed to cut them on straight or crosswise (selvage to selvage)? Wouldn't it be wonderful if I did it right by accident!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I think it looks wonderful!

    I always cut my "strings" for strip quilts on the straight grain. Who doesn't? lol
    True, and it especially doesn't matter if you use a foundation or paper backing!! Sheesh. Some people.
    Me too!

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    You need to remember that no body will know if there is mistakes unless you tell them. Now as far as your quilt, it is beautiful. You should be proud and show it off.

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    huhhhh, I just learnt something.

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    Most employees at JoAnn's and Hancock's don't know how to sew a button on much less anything about quilting....or fabric for that matter.

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    I cut virtually every thing on the straight grain. You did a great job!!

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    So thats where the quilt police live at Joanns I think its beautiful if only my quilts were so lucky

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    Very pretty. love the bright colors, great job...I cut my fabric on the straigh of grain all the time

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    Love It! I love the colors!
    You have a winner! Ignore the quilt police!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBama
    Many thanks for all the kind words, but I think this quilt will never leave home. I'm new to this craft and so want to do things correctly. When someone who 'knows' indicates I've done a boo boo, it is discouraging, but educational as well. Live, quilt and learn I guess.
    It's quilting, we've all done a boo boo. Sometimes those boo boo's turn out to be a beautiful new technique.

    Now why do you think this lady is someone who "knows"?

    What about the other ladies in this post who "know" and who don't seem to feel you've done a boo boo.

    You have nothing to be ashamed of. Now go forth, wrap yourself up in this quilt and feel the comfort it brings. Let your worries, and fears of it not being "perfect" drain away. That's and order.

    You can salute me if you wanna:)

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    The quilt is beautiful! No beautiful quilt is embarrasing, nor is it a mistake

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