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Thread: Big Boo-boo, now what???

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    And when you sew the triangles unto the 9patch next time, be sure to put the triangle on the bottom with the 9 patch on top of it under the needle.

    Jan in VA

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    Super Member trif's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Orange county, CA
    Go back to the class, find out what happened, it's probably a simple fix and you will feel better.

    Remember, it's a class......if you new how to do it you wouldn't have taken a class, that's what they are teaching you for. So don't give up.

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    Mar 2010
    Elmira, NY
    Someone famous said something to the effect that if we aren't making mistakes, we are stuck and not moving forward. If we make mistakes, we are learning. So don't feel ashamed of making them.

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    Super Member quiltmaker's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    In Hiding
    I agree with the above postings but my first thought would be you didn't cut your squares/triangles properly. This is a class to learn and we all had to learn these techniques to begin quilting. I would take what I'd done to the teacher so she could show me what I did wrong and hopefully find suggestions to improve my cutting/sewing correct quarter inch seams. If you don't want to start over...let her know and see if you can't just square up all your squares equally and then make the necessary adjustments for the rest of your quilt. We all make mistakes and as has been said if we didn't we'd never learn.

    Never be ashamed of your work...you are trying your best and most importantly trying to learn the correct process. It takes time and understanding. Without understanding what created the problems for you....you will never learn and you are there to learn. So put on your happy face and take what you've done in to your teacher and ask for help. Believe me none of us is perfect even those of us who have quilted for years and years still use our not so favorite friend....the seam ripper.

  5. #15
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    Dec 2010
    New York City/Manhattan
    Consider it a design opportunity and go with it. It was kismet! and you'll love it and learn from it. It's all how we think about it.

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