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Tangerine_Dreams
« on: February 26, 2008 12:05:40 PM »

If you were a nonquilter, and received this as a baby gift, would it bother you?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/2294665754_05f4d777b5_o.jpg

Pic is HUGE

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 12:10:55 PM »

 Huh

why would it be a problem?

personally, i'd be stoked!  it's adorable fabric Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 02:42:23 PM »

When I first looked at the picture I couldn't figure out what you were asking about since it was only part of the blanket.  Then I took another look - now I assume you mean the puckering, right?

That's hard for a quilter to comment on what a non-quilter would think but I'm guessing that some people wouldn't even notice but others will.  However, as a quilter, it would bother me to give it and I would end up fixing it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008 06:30:53 PM »

When my SIL had a baby shower, someone gave her a homemade quilt that had imperfections, but she still loved it.  I don't think most people would notice wrinkles or mismatched points, and if they did, they'd love it just the same.  Only the jerks would comment and complain about the imperfections, and if that happens, they aren't worthy of receiving your hard work.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008 07:51:36 PM »

When my SIL had a baby shower, someone gave her a homemade quilt that had imperfections, but she still loved it.  I don't think most people would notice wrinkles or mismatched points, and if they did, they'd love it just the same.  Only the jerks would comment and complain about the imperfections, and if that happens, they aren't worthy of receiving your hard work.

I agree 100% with smudgycat.......... I'm new to quilting.....so I really didn't even notice it before I read Homerof2's comment..........th en I had to go back and look........... Roll Eyes

I think if it bothers you........then fix it.........if it doesn't .......then don't worry about it.  Before I became a "crafty" gal..........if I received a gift that I knew was handmade........it was all about the work, thoughtfulness, and time that person took to make the gift.  And sometimes.......wit h handmade gifts.....the imperfections add to the charm.  I think the general population is like that.  Besides......... Smiley ........there's always the chance the baby may ADORE it and give Mommy/Daddy no choice in the matter........... Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008 06:39:21 AM »

It looks fine. If you want it to look a little 'flatter', go ahead and iron it. Carefully. I iron all the quilts I give as gifts before they go out the door. Makes them look really nice.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008 07:10:09 AM »

nope . this would not bother me.

i have gotten to the point of making sure there are  a few imperfections in almost every baby quilt i make (and it seems like i have made nothing but for the past two months...march april may and june i have 7 on the way ugh)
 i started when the first one i made went unused, tucked into a drawer cause it was ...too pretty to use.  if i wanted it to remain unused i would have put a hanging sleeve on it. so now i can point out the egregious flaws (to my eye) so i hope people will USE them.

besides. i get a small glimmer of satisfaction knowing the quilt police would freak out when they saw a wobbly sash line or a point cut flat...
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008 10:34:14 AM »

Thanks everyone.  it's the backing that has the crease anyway.  Wink

I've decided to go ahead and finish it, binding and all, wash it and see how I feel about it.  Worst case, I have to make another one!  Which wouldn't bother me because it was such a FUN one to make!  I swear I need some of that fabric on a bolt. 

It's the Color Wheel Quilt from "Patchwork + Quilted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008 11:41:46 AM »

WOW! Who would even look at the back??? That quilt is simply amazing and beautiful. I love it so much!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008 11:44:31 AM »

That's an absolutely amazing quilt! I'm sure they'll love it!
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