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Thread: Frustrating Day of Quilting

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    Senior Member littlebitoheaven's Avatar
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    Frustrating Day of Quilting

    I know that I am not the only one who has done this but it sure is frustrating. I sew a section of my quilt back, which I decided to spruce up and piece it. I sew the length of the quilt incorrectly TWICE! All those little pieces of thread. That took me a couple of hours to get straight. After my piecing of the main section was finally finished, I started to trim up the piece in order to get ready for some borders. I thought all was going well until I realized that the distances from the pieced section to the outer edge (top) of the back are different than the other end. So frustrated. I have decided (since I already trimmed the extra fabric) that I will leave it as it is. It is the back so it should be okay, right? Please say, "Yes!" There are no quilt police at my door so I guess I am okay. So, so frustrated. Need to pull myself together and finish this back and get the quilt quilted. Thanks for listening. Tomorrow is another day!

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    So sorry! Yes. I've been there, but doesn't make it easier for you! After this horrendous day, tomorrow is usually 10 times better!
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    Everything sounds okay to me. Sounds like you are tired. After a good night's sleep, everything will look groovy and good!
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    Sound like a good reason to relax with a glass of wine or some very good chocolate to take your mind away from it! Tomorrow is another day and things will go better.

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    I will often put a block or two on the back of my quilts and I don't always make sure everything is equidistance from each edge. That is my creative license!!!
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    My day is the same. Cut the borders 4 equal pieces! Duh!!!! Now have to use cornerstones.

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    After fighting with FMQing a large quilt on a DSM I could not wait to be done, except one corner of the quilt got flipped under and double quilted. No wander my machine was squealing (and so was I).

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    I know the feeling quite well, having had issues with 9-patches recently. Your best bet is to back away from the machine for a while...give yourself a break. Tomorrow is another day - I'm sure that you will look at it and wonder why you had any problems at all. Good Luck!

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    Call it modern and pretend you planned it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Call it modern and pretend you planned it that way.
    Sounds like a plan to me.

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