Walmart quilts

Walmart quilts

Post by Ragmop Sand » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 04:06:54



Howdy!

I'm w/ you, Roberta; tell her, why should it be a secret?
"You get what you pay for... or less."
   Kate, will you lose this woman's loving friendship over this?
I mean, so what will she do?  - stop talking to you?  <VBG>
 Junk is junk.

Btw, "made by Chinese dissidents" - while a clever little line
wouldn't cover (!) this situation; dissidents would balk at being
one of the crowd mindlessly following the govt mandate for
cheap labor; these quilts are more often made by the
conformists who don't care or are unable to fight The System.

R/Sandy


Quote:
> So what would happen if you just told here they are Walmart quilts?
> You don't have to be more specific. If she paid less than they would
> cost at Walmart, it's a bargain, right?
> Roberta in D

> On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:03:55 -0700 (PDT), "Kate T."



> >know, that not speaking crap. ?Now she wants to be friendly again.

> >She went to a yard sale and bought a couple quilts. ? Thinks she got a
> >real bargain on two handmade quilts. ?She sent pictures. ?I told her
> >to take them to a LQS to have someone there tell her if they are
> >handmade and she found a bargain. ?No she wants me to tell her. ?I'd
> >really not get involved.

> >These are Walmart quilts. ?My neighbor has the same thing on her
> >beds.

> >Think I'll go on vacation for a month so she will forget about asking
> >me again.

> >I hate being put in a position like this.

> >Kate T. ?South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 05:06:26


Those are simply miserable pieces of work, and most will fall apart
the first time through the wash!  I did break down and buy one a few
years ago because the colors and pattern were so striking, but the
"quilting" was what I would call basting at best.  In fact, I kept
those stitches in as basting while I actually quilted it properly, and
only then did I wash it!  Now that quilt is on a bed in the small
guest room, and the cat likes to nap on it.

 
 
 

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Post by joan890 » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:32:52


And I'm sincerely grateful that she's NOT going to be coming into 'my'
quilt store for an appraisal!

joan  :>

 
 
 

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Post by Tari » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:39:30


I was thinking about just shifting the evil deed to
poor unsuspecting shop keepers/workers.  We won't let Kate give her your
store addy!
TAria

Quote:
> And I'm sincerely grateful that she's NOT going to be coming into 'my'
> quilt store for an appraisal!

> joan  :>

 
 
 

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Post by Donna in Idah » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 07:09:15


At one time, our local Joanns carried the same type of quilts that Walmart
does.  I told one of the clerks one day that I sure didin't appreciate them
carrying the cheapie quilts that cost less than it would cost me to buy the
fabric, batting and thread from their store to make a quilt myself.  She
told me that they had to carry what headquarters told them to carry.  Not
too long after that, all of those quilts were marked way down and put on the
sale table.  Guess none of the other local quilters appreciated them either!

Donna in SW Idaho


Howdy!

I'm w/ you, Roberta; tell her, why should it be a secret?
"You get what you pay for... or less."
   Kate, will you lose this woman's loving friendship over this?
I mean, so what will she do?  - stop talking to you?  <VBG>
 Junk is junk.

Btw, "made by Chinese dissidents" - while a clever little line
wouldn't cover (!) this situation; dissidents would balk at being
one of the crowd mindlessly following the govt mandate for
cheap labor; these quilts are more often made by the
conformists who don't care or are unable to fight The System.

R/Sandy


Quote:
> So what would happen if you just told here they are Walmart quilts?
> You don't have to be more specific. If she paid less than they would
> cost at Walmart, it's a bargain, right?
> Roberta in D

> On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:03:55 -0700 (PDT), "Kate T."



> >know, that not speaking crap. Now she wants to be friendly again.

> >She went to a yard sale and bought a couple quilts. Thinks she got a
> >real bargain on two handmade quilts. She sent pictures. I told her
> >to take them to a LQS to have someone there tell her if they are
> >handmade and she found a bargain. No she wants me to tell her. I'd
> >really not get involved.

> >These are Walmart quilts. My neighbor has the same thing on her
> >beds.

> >Think I'll go on vacation for a month so she will forget about asking
> >me again.

> >I hate being put in a position like this.

> >Kate T. South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Listpi » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:28:31


Perhaps proof (yet again) that the folks who sit at headquarters haven't got
a clue what goes on at the local store, which should have been predictable:
the sort of peeps who shop at Joann's don't want POS Chinese quilts, and the
sort of peeps who want POS Chinese quilts have no interest at all in a store
whose entire purpose of existence (at least in theory) is to serve DIY
artists and crafters.

Kind of like having a store in a neighborhood of mixed Orthodox Jews, strict
Muslims and vegetarians and having headquarters demand that they devote part
of the store to a big bacon and ham display.  Better look good in the case,
because it ain't ever going to be anywhere BUT in the case...... :)

--pig


Quote:

> She
> told me that they had to carry what headquarters told them to carry.  Not
> too long after that, all of those quilts were marked way down and put on the
> sale table.  Guess none of the other local quilters appreciated them either!

 
 
 

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Post by gaw93.. » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:18:58


I had bought one at Sears for $19.99, that was basically a top that
had a log cabin pattern all across it, and had been machine quilted in
a pattern reminding me of a matress pad. My ex and I used it on the
bed because the dog slept there all the time. It actually was quite
sturdy and washed up well.

No good quilt for the top of that bed!

Ginger in CA
no dog now, no DH now [he's the ex], time to be getting my own quilt
done


Quote:
> Those are simply miserable pieces of work, and most will fall apart
> the first time through the wash! ?I did break down and buy one a few
> years ago because the colors and pattern were so striking, but the
> "quilting" was what I would call basting at best. ?In fact, I kept
> those stitches in as basting while I actually quilted it properly, and
> only then did I wash it! ?Now that quilt is on a bed in the small
> guest room, and the cat likes to nap on it.

 
 
 

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Post by Donn » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:51:43


is there any sign that there once was a tag on the quilt?  One can
always cut a tag off but looking closely you usually can tell that
there once was a tag ....some of those dang threads don't ever go
away.

Donna
in WA

 
 
 

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Post by Michelle C » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:17:16


Quote:


> know, that not speaking crap.  Now she wants to be friendly again.

> She went to a yard sale and bought a couple quilts.   Thinks she got a
> real bargain on two handmade quilts.  She sent pictures.  I told her
> to take them to a LQS to have someone there tell her if they are
> handmade and she found a bargain.  No she wants me to tell her.  I'd
> really not get involved.

> These are Walmart quilts.  My neighbor has the same thing on her
> beds.

> Think I'll go on vacation for a month so she will forget about asking
> me again.

> I hate being put in a position like this.

> Kate T.  South Mississippi

Oh Yikes Kate!  Ummm...., anyway you could hedge?

Michelle in Nevada

 
 
 

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Post by Sherr » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:53:53



Quote:

> know, that not speaking crap. ?Now she wants to be friendly again.

> She went to a yard sale and bought a couple quilts. ? Thinks she got a
> real bargain on two handmade quilts. ?She sent pictures. ?I told her
> to take them to a LQS to have someone there tell her if they are
> handmade and she found a bargain. ?No she wants me to tell her. ?I'd
> really not get involved.

> These are Walmart quilts. ?My neighbor has the same thing on her
> beds.

> Think I'll go on vacation for a month so she will forget about asking
> me again.

> I hate being put in a position like this.

> Kate T. ?South Mississippi

Geez. That's tough. If I were feeling extraorinarily tactful that day
I'd probably just say, "It looks like a mass-produced quilt imported
for department stores. But if *you*
like it, it was a real bargain. You weren't buying for investment
purposes anyway, right?

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Kate » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:45:56


Well ladies I am lucky to some extent.  She lives over 900 miles from
me.

I appreciate all your thoughts on this subject.  She sent me a picture
of the stitching and it is a Walmart quilt.  I'm still puzzling on how
to get out of this mess.  She's one of these moody people.  One day
happy as a lark and the next day ... BOOM!!!!!!

All your comments are so thoughtful and helpful.  Its time to take the
bull by the horns and tell her if she likes her bargain then enjoy
it.  She doesn't need verification it's an heirloom as I am not an
authority on quilts, just a hobbiest.

Think I'll go make some hot biscuits and honey and think some more.

Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Nann » Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:09:45


A couple of years ago I won a door prize from a vendor at the ALA
(American Library Association) annual conference.  Wow!  A quilt-and-
pillow sham set, imported from China!  Kinda coals to Newcastle, eh?
I kept the prize, unopened, and sold it at my garage sale earlier this
month.  $10. The purchaser was delighted.

Nann
who sold two of her own quilts and 6 flimsies (unquilted tops) at the
same sale for $275; that purchaser was also delighted

 
 
 

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Post by gaw93.. » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:27:08


One of the biggest insults I experienced was in my ex's family, a
family member gave us a Walmart quilt as a gift. [This was before the
dog]. Everyone seemed "pleased as punch". My ex looked at me, and even
_he_ said it was a slap in the face. That was given away at the next
charitable donation pickup.

Ginger in CA


Quote:
> A couple of years ago I won a door prize from a vendor at the ALA
> (American Library Association) annual conference. ?Wow! ?A quilt-and-
> pillow sham set, imported from China! ?Kinda coals to Newcastle, eh?
> I kept the prize, unopened, and sold it at my garage sale earlier this
> month. ?$10. The purchaser was delighted.

> Nann
> who sold two of her own quilts and 6 flimsies (unquilted tops) at the
> same sale for $275; that purchaser was also delighted

 
 
 

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Post by Susan Laity Pric » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:56:35


Love your pork comparison. Will have to remember that. This attitude
of corporate sending the same fabrics to every store was a great
advantage to some of my distant friends. Hobby Lobby sent ethnic
celebration fabrics to lily white suburban stores. They also sent
NASCAR and John Deere themed fabrics to these lily white suburbanites
who didn't have any idea what this represented. I purchased very good
quality fabrics for $.50 to $1.00 per yard and forwarded it to friends
who knew the difference. Then Hobby Lobby said their fabric
departments were not making money and they cut the quality and
quantity of fabrics to the point it isn't worth shopping there. When
will corporations who want to serve the quilting and sewing community
start listening to those who use their products?

Susan



Quote:
>Perhaps proof (yet again) that the folks who sit at headquarters haven't got
>a clue what goes on at the local store, which should have been predictable:
>the sort of peeps who shop at Joann's don't want POS Chinese quilts, and the
>sort of peeps who want POS Chinese quilts have no interest at all in a store
>whose entire purpose of existence (at least in theory) is to serve DIY
>artists and crafters.

>Kind of like having a store in a neighborhood of mixed Orthodox Jews, strict
>Muslims and vegetarians and having headquarters demand that they devote part
>of the store to a big bacon and ham display.  Better look good in the case,
>because it ain't ever going to be anywhere BUT in the case...... :)

>--pig



>> She
>> told me that they had to carry what headquarters told them to carry.  Not
>> too long after that, all of those quilts were marked way down and put on the
>> sale table.  Guess none of the other local quilters appreciated them either!