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Thread: I need help!

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    Junior Member Momwood's Avatar
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    I am new, this is only my second post so I am open to all ideas. I have diabetes and my eyes are not always what they should be. they seem to change with my blood sugar. Anyway--- I am doing a quilt for a new granddaughter and the background fabric is white on white. I finished the quilt and got it stretched onto my frames and basted it. Well today my eyes must be better because right in the middle AFTER I got the first row quilted--- I noticed one of the white on white blocks that I was going to quilt a heart in--- is WRONG SIDE OUT! Now what do I do AFTER I finish crying?

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    I've had the same thing happen to me. Since it was white on white, it wasn't really as noticeable as you'd think. I left mine as it was. No one noticed but me. (and if they had, I would have told them I did it on purpose just for giggles)
    Don't worry about it. It's not as noticeable as you'd think. Really.

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    I would change the plan. Are you free motion quilting, or in the ditch? You could do a grid, heavy enough to hide the mistake, applique something on it, or free motion quilt it but dense quilting.

    Can you show a picture?

    Maria

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    I have lots of trouble with white on white, too. I think it's hard for most people. Just leave it as it is. Babies don't care about such things. Wrong side out or not, it will wrap her in love.

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    Junior Member Momwood's Avatar
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    You all are sooooo sweet. I just want to cry! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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    No- I am hand quilting this. The blocks are 6 1/2 inches square and I talked to my daughter and she said to leave it. She said she is happy I am here to do it at all. I have congestive heart failure my heart is enlarged and a valve is leaking and it is only pumping at about 20%. I had a defib put in last August. This group is a real inspiration to me and a big boost of HOPE.

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    I made a quilt that got all the way through the longarm quilter to the binding and I noticed one HST was turned around. What I did was to make another HST and I sewed it on top of the quilt with invisible thread using a hidden stitch, then the quilter quilted a little on top of it and now I can't even find the mistake. :D

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    Momwood, sounds like you raised your daughter right! She said exactly what you need to hear...are you listening? That quilt will be treasured for years to come by your grandbaby and your daughter. Do the best job you can with your handquilting and remember, it's the love you are giving her, not fabric. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzic46
    I made a quilt that got all the way through the longarm quilter to the binding and I noticed one HST was turned around. What I did was to make another HST and I sewed it on top of the quilt with invisible thread using a hidden stitch, then the quilter quilted a little on top of it and now I can't even find the mistake. :D
    Brilliant!

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    Been there, done that, many times. WOW does that to quilters. 'Just leave it, you're the only one who will know it's there. May in Jersey

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