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Thread: Do you ever struggle with something that should just be easy??

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    The last Bow Tucks bag I made I got the whole thing put together and was quite proud of myself for really taking my time to make sure everthing was perfect. (Well as perfect as I could get it) When it was done and the bag turned inside out and finished I realized I had sewn the inside pockets upside down. How I hate starting over.

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    Started an easy Basket weave the other day. I blame myself for making it harder than it had to be GRRR will end up nice when done. and don't want it to be a ufo or set aside, seems to be the Quilt that never ends!! :)
    Oh shoot, might as well tell it all, vent it out. LOL
    Thought I'd make a throw for a local charity, have some Fab for another project, the thought was just to use a small part for the throw. Thought I cut to do a mirror image in the center, these didn't end up mirror but were cool looking, so no problem. The neutral has a real small stripe to it, so it thought it would be neat for these all to go the same direction, HAH then needed more of one direction so have ripped to get it to go the right way. Then needed other colors to make it pop, then another and another, LOL and Grrr... now were way over throw size but the stripes will match !! All I know is I'm glad its not brain surgery :) I'll see if can post a pict of it.
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    You know when you are making hst and you go to sew them together and you have that little bit of light where the dark should be, in the corner? A very famous quilter who swore us to silence, pulled out her supply of permanent pens, fine point, and touched up every corner and the quilt was perfection. You could not see what she had done. She said very few quilts that you see photographed have not had this trick used on them. I do it now and again but I like to get perfection on my own. It washes beautifully, never runs or disappears.

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    The simple answer: Yes. Sometimes it can be something as simple as sashing and corner stones not fitting. Or a 9-patch develops a mind of its own. In general, I have the rule that - if the error is glaring (to me) then I will take it out twice and redo. If on the third time it is still off - it stays that way. Found out over time that the error usually disappears in the sum of the parts. We are sooooo close to the work that we see every missed point and every seam that isn't perfectly matched. We need to give ourselves a little leeway.

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    If you can't see those mismatched seams when riding by at 65 MPH in a high wind then I wouldn't worry about it.

    Better finished than perfect.

    Longarm

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    Guess I should have said while the quilt is hanging outside in a high wind.

    Longarm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    If I keep having problems on the same item, I usually put it up for a while and come back to it later, then it usually goes together fine.
    Ditto!

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    believe it or not, the Log Cabin technique I had a very difficult time mastering, and I finally gave up, and learned how to do it using the Paper Piece method, lol.. I did a full sized bed quilt for my mom using the PP / sew on the lines.. it turned out really beautiful (scraps in all shades of reds, and turquoises ).. And then finally learned how the regular way once I got the hang of it.. And everyone said its one of the easiest quilt patterns to master, HAHA... not for me it wasn't! I pulled out more gray hair I didn't think I had in learning how to do that..

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    Has anyone heard of that galloping horse? Perfection is something to strive for, right?

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    dingle,
    OMG, I've done that!!!
    I had to laugh when I read that.

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