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    Senior Member Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations's Avatar
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    Frustration

    So I was on a roll today, sewed together four baby quilts for an upcoming craft show the end of this month and was able to get one done of the long arm and have binding sew on and just needs hand sewing. Well I was not able to sleep and loaded the second quilts which has more of a jungle theme and I am about half way done and am seriously thinking I am going to rip all the quilting out and start over. If I was able to sleep I would just sleep on it and look at it again tomorrow...........LOL

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    if you decide to rip out, leave on frame and go to youtube and look up 'skinning a quilt'...so much faster and safer and leaves you right in place to go back to work...i do all mine this way when there is a problem...

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    I just finished a baby quilt and it was a tough one. I discovered that when I got fustrated I set it aside and came back to it later with a refreshed attitude and it seemed easier.......and easier on my nerves!
    I noticed your other pic you posted and they are great! Good work.

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    Sleep on it and take a good look. You are sleep deprived.
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    You just need a nap! All will be better after!!
    Remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

    but by the moments that take our breath away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewflower View Post
    Sleep on it and take a good look. You are sleep deprived.

    I agree you may feel differently!!

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    I think you have "quilting burnout". Give yourself some meditation time, go outside for a while, and enjoy the night sky, or morning sun. Make a cupa of whatever you drink, sit down away from the sewing area and clear your mind. Then go back and really look at your project. We quilters are exceedingly harsh reviewers of our own projects. If you decide to finish this project, finish it. The "orphan kid" may be the one that sells first!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations View Post
    So I was on a roll today, sewed together four baby quilts for an upcoming craft show the end of this month and was able to get one done of the long arm and have binding sew on and just needs hand sewing. Well I was not able to sleep and loaded the second quilts which has more of a jungle theme and I am about half way done and am seriously thinking I am going to rip all the quilting out and start over. If I was able to sleep I would just sleep on it and look at it again tomorrow...........LOL
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I agree that you should take a nap and look at it in the light of day
    http://napquilting.com/
    http://alturl.com/euusk

    My GOAL is always to ENJOY EVERY STEP of the quilting process....

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    if you decide to rip out, leave on frame and go to youtube and look up 'skinning a quilt'...so much faster and safer and leaves you right in place to go back to work...i do all mine this way when there is a problem...
    this is an interesting video. i can't believe she does that so fast without cutting the backing or quilt top! i've previously seen a method of using electric hair clippers on the back of the quilt to shave off the bobbin thread. but i'm too chicken to try that, also.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    this is an interesting video. i can't believe she does that so fast without cutting the backing or quilt top! i've previously seen a method of using electric hair clippers on the back of the quilt to shave off the bobbin thread. but i'm too chicken to try that, also.
    well, i don't go as fast as the video, but it's faster than picking... and re: hair clippers...i have not seen to do it by 'shaving' on the back, but i have used small clippers (mustache or nose, not sure...only about 3/4" across" but I still used them in the 'skinning' method, sort of like electric blades/scissors....

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