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Thread: Has this ever happened to you?

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    Senior Member jeank's Avatar
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    I am sitting here taking a break, calming myself.

    I was quilting along nicely on the LA, saw the end of the backing and realized there is more top on the pole.

    My backing was too short! So I took the entire quilt off and am going to sew a strip on the bottom of the backing and pin the entire quilt back on the poles to finish. Fortunately, I have more of the backing fabric.

    I re-measured to see how I could have done this. I had measured the width, not the length.

    This is one mistake that will only happen once! I will re-measure everything more than once and look at it!

    Thanks for reading my vent.

    Jean

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    GRRRRR!! I just did a quilt and I cut the backing wrong twice! Poor math skills on my behalf! Good thing pieced backings are becoming more favorable. . . .

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    Yes, I've been there. Luckily, it was MY quilt and not a customer's. I simply loaded the back wrong. I learned the same lesson --- measure twice and pay better attention to what I'm doing!!

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    I've gotten as far as pinning the whole thing and realizing I didn't line the sandwich up properly!!!!! Not as bad as having it on the rails.... so I sympathize! smart thinking to buy extra backing!

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    Senior Member jeank's Avatar
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    I only quilt my own quilts. I would be so nervous working on someone else's. I do allow my friends to use my machine, but they are there doing the work.

    One time I did a machine embroidery design on a friend's beautiful fleece. Even though I had practiced it, I was not comfortable and said I would never work on other's items again.

    Jean

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    Been there, done that.

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    Been there done that!

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    Oh, I'm so sorry!! Glad you noticed it just before you quilted off the edge! :( :(

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    No b/c I don't have a LA- they scare me LOL
    Sorry for you though!

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    I just took one out of my Tin Lizzie last week like that. I had sewn leader cloth on the top, so I could quilt clear to the edge, and not taken into account that it would move the top down. Thankfully, mine was only about an inch. I just took it out and trimmed the border around the entire quilt 1/2 inch, then put on wide binding.

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