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    Frustrated

    I decided that I was going to make a quilt for my queen size bed. I rushed around and cut the squares out for it . when I came back from vacation I sewed them together and it didn't match up so I checked everything and found when I cut my squares out they were not cut all the right size. In order to get them all the right size I trimmed them.They were half square triangle block and when trimming them I had to cut off a lot of the points. Went ahead
    and sewed together as a different pattern. It looks pretty sloppy. Don't know what to do with it now. Thought I would finish it and practice my free motion quilting on it and everytime I looked at it , it would remind me not to get in a hurry when cutting out a quilt. Does anyone have any suggestions what to do with it? I am new at making a quilt but I knew better.Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

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    Finish it and hang it on your sewing space wall to remind you of what NOT to do.

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    Depending on the pattern, you could add some appliqué to the surface and just have the pieced quilt as the background. You could practice your FMQ on it with a pretty back and use it on the reverse if it bothers you. I have seen pieced quilts slashed and black strips added for a fractured look.

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    Finish it and then donate it and forget it, go start another quilt. I do this all the time when a quilt turns into a mess of frustration.
    Got fabric?

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    Tartan I love that idea. Cover up those flaws. Haha

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    No suggestions for you but did want to ask you how you cut the HST down? Did you trim from each side? The reason I ask is because when I make my HST I always make mine bigger and then trim down to size I need. I've never lost any points. I always trim a little from each side.
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    Finish it!! It has been a learning experience and you can practice FMQ on it.

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    Absolutely, finish it! Practice your FM quilting. Donate it if you don't like it. Someone on this board was looking for "ugly" quilts for the homeless. She said that "pretty" quilts got stolen. Just shows that there is a purpose for everything
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    Give it to a quilting buddy,with an explanation of the problem and ask her/him to " take care of it " in any fashion they wish. I have done this for my buddies. It'll drive you nuts if you have to look at it anymore. Life is too short to do something you don't like ,if you don't have to.

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    if all you have is the quilt top, i would throw it out and not waste the batting. you will learn from your mistake, but you don't need the constant reminder glaring at you!
    "perfection is the enemy of done."
    "the secret to having it all is knowing you already do."

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