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Topic: Rant: Your response when people see you quilting and say stupid things to you.  (Read 18830 times)
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« Reply #100 on: August 22, 2013 12:03:41 PM »

oh wow...for me it is not the quilt, but the process...guess she was not really a quilter at heart... Sad
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« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2013 09:12:50 AM »

Rght now. While it is 29C here. I have six quilts draped on my couch. One on the rocking chair, five in the quilt basket. And thats just in the room im in.  Cheesy
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« Reply #102 on: August 28, 2013 05:07:57 AM »

well now I have just bought a tiny little cottage to live in, to avoid a three hour commute, it will be a monday-friday/school term home...so I have a whole house empty of quilts, well that is not strictly true. I brought my craftster prize winning quilt (Oldest WIP) and another one I made years ago, to put on the beds, to make it feel more like home...but there are a lot of chairs that can use a quilt..

never enough!..
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« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2013 06:12:22 AM »

My & DH bedroom is colour themed around the quilt I got in my very 1st swap on Craftster  Grin Yes it does hang on a wall but we still love & cherish it none the less.

And I am about to attempt to make my 2nd ever quilt (with a lot of help from my friend) and I'm hoping it turns out large enough to go on our superKing sized bed Cheesy. Im not naturally a quilter but I do love how they look.
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« Reply #104 on: September 07, 2013 03:37:50 AM »

Reading through this thread has just consumed a fair bit of my evening but it was so worth it - some of your tales are very funny.  Cheesy  I hand piece while on the train to work sometimes and got asked once why I don't use a machine - well the machine isn't quite as portable as a needle!
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« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2013 01:40:18 PM »

lol I guess your train does not have electrical outlets either...Wink

I was asked that on the bus...that is exactly what I said:  I couldn't find a place to plug in my sewing machine...the person looked at me like I was crazy...yes, I was...crazy to be sitting next to you, trying to hand sew in peace... Grin
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« Reply #106 on: December 10, 2013 03:02:40 PM »



The problem I run into the most, isn't shock or critisizim, it's usually more along the lines of "Oh, you can do that? You should sell them - can I have one? Can you make/fix this for me?" Yeah, in all my spare freaking time people, for free.

Yep this is what I get too.   As I've recently opened a sewing school I can now tell them "No, I can't do it for you, but I can teach it to you.  Here's my card ."
THEN.... I had a woman call and ask me to show her how to make chair covers for her dining room chairs and I got the resounding "OH!" when I quoted her the private lesson price.  Needless to say, she didn't call back.  DUH !  I run a sewing school !  Why WOULDN'T I charge for my time ?
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« Reply #107 on: January 02, 2014 09:52:48 AM »

Fortunately, I've not had too many "stupid" comments concerning my quilting.  I do occasionally get a "but you're so young" comment, but I always feel that it's a compliment, not an attack.

Really the only issue I have is with the some of the owners of the quilting stores that cater to a more traditional clientele.  I often get asked why I haven't cut off that big extra piece of fabric on the side, and have to calmly explain that I meant to have it there.  Yes, the design is offset. Don't complain.  It means the background is bigger and I have to buy more fabric.



Fortunately, I've just generally learned which of the local quilt stores are a better fit for my sewing style and needs.
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« Reply #108 on: January 02, 2014 11:01:02 AM »

I like off centered quilts...it is an unexpected surprise...that is why I love Craftster--seeing both traditional and modern style quilts, and then some that have no definition except personal style!

Nicely done!
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« Reply #109 on: January 11, 2014 10:00:16 AM »

luckily I have not had any negative comments about quilting, although whenever I go into my LQS I feel like I'm being watched.

I love going into Joann's because everybody is so friendly, there is one girl in particular that I like. last time I was there she skipped her break just to chat with me, she peeked in my cart and asked what I was making. She also talked about what she was crafting.
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