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“(…) before 1830, abolitionists were working hard to end slavery. One way they did this was to hold grand fairs to raise both awareness and money for the abolitionist cause. Quilts were one of many craft pieces sold at these fairs. These quilts were usually fine quilts often with beautiful appliqué. Women sometimes put anti-slavery poems and sayings on the quilts they made for fairs as well as for friends and family. The goal was to show the terrible plight of the slaves.

Some abolitionists were active in the Underground Railroad helping runaway slaves get to safety. There are stories that certain quilts were used as signals to help the slaves in their flight to freedom. The idea that a log cabin quilt would be hung on the line of a safe house was one. Stories tell of certain quilts being used to tell the slaves what they needed to do to get to safety.”

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I use a service to deliver Print-on-Demand (PoD) products. Printify primarily fulfills almost all of my requirements. And they do it well. The main challenge is to match the right design with the right product/media.

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Once I’ve found or created the perfect graphic, the most important detail is that the medium is of high enough resolution to be rendered well in a variety of sizes and on multiple matetrials.

Not all designs work on all products.But when you find the sweet spot, it’s a blast to create virtually anything

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A large part of what I do as an ecommerce consultant is read. And then read more. Tech’s progress can be mind-bending, so it’s important to not only stay current but to put that info into context.

Getty Just Dicked Over Photographers

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Shopify, Drop Shipping and You.

Drop-shipping is not necessarily an evil thing.   But it is a hell of a lot of problematic to base a business on.   Drop shipping is, in a nutshell, a really shitty proposition. It goes something like this: You find a supplier in Asia (usually China) who...

The Boring Bits: Hosting & Domains

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Warehoused

There's something deeply disturbing whenever one uses the word "warehouse" as a verb. Especially when the objects are human. This John Oliver piece makes me think twice when reveling in the fact that my order arrives almost before I placed it. Why yes, how did you...

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