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Thread: Ever been this stupid?

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    I've been carefully and happily making a quilt for my daughter's second grade class room that is decorated with Robots.

    I was so proud of all the different robots and space ships and even a big quarter moon with a cow jumping over it for added interest. (These are for 7 year olds).

    I downloaded lots of different ones, drew them on iron-on backing, cut them out and then decided to hand sew them on.

    Without remembering the small, necessary fact of removing the backing, all the while chatting with a friend and doing a lovely job on them. Then just today the cat landed on my lap and I heard paper crinkling...I could just cry I was so mad at myself. Now I'm going to have to cut out some of the applique stitches and with long tweezers pull out the paper, then I can iron them on like they should have been to start with. It will still be ready for Christmas, I know, but it's still maddening.

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    I am so sorry!

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    Oh My...

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    Actually....I've done more stupid things than we have room to list.Chalk it up to a learning experience like I do.Have sure done a ton of learning & still many miles from not making mistakes.Take it easy on yourself.....

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    Can you go from the back and cut it out?

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    I am so sorry! I do hate when that happens :'(

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    I took a class with Author Linda Poole. Her whole applique method is to stitch it down then cut a slit in the back and pull the paper out. I prefer the old needle turn freezer paper method so the papers always on top so I don't forget it, as I know how easy it must be to forget it! So you could slit the back, pull the paper out, it would likely be just fine. I can't remember if she whip stitched it closed, I likely would,

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    We all make mistakes, you just said it out loud....Good Luck

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    If it'll be a wallhanging, it won't matter.

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    Yup, did that very thing. Didn't notice it until after I gave it to them. Too late to do anything about it. After it was washed a few times, it stopped crackling.

    I left a measuring tape in another one. It's still in it.

    They make great stories to rag me about.

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