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Thread: I'm embarrassed!

  1. #11
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    Nov 2012
    I quilt because I love the sound of the machine and I love to touch and feel the fabric. I love seeing what develops as I go. When that little voice in my head says, "OMG, something isn't exactly right!", I try to quiet it and enjoy the process rather than worry about the product. I don't do this for a living, I do if for the loving No worries.

  2. #12
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    two things: there is a learning curve and we all start at the beginning AND done is far better than perfect. No one but you will see what you see; they'll only see something that "I want one too. Can you make me one?"
    Laurie in NYC

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    Senior Member Sarah in Brooklyn's Avatar
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    If anyone says anything - and they won't - say you did it on purpose! I'll bet it's beautiful.

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    Senior Member qwkslver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by meldmac View Post
    I finished my first quilt which was a rag quilt for my 3 year old son. Well I hope no one looks to closely as the seams don't match up at all! My only defense is that it was my first time doing a quilt and using a sewing machine.
    You are among friends and we ALL have stuff we aren't 100% proud of. The mistakes I make today hopefully I don't repeat tomorrow!

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    Super Member Pat625's Avatar
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    Now you got all the mistakes behind you!! It will amaze you to see how much better you get with each quilt!! In all the years I have been quilting, I have NEVER made a perfect quilt

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    Senior Member bunniequilter's Avatar
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    Dont feel bad about your first quilt. You don't climb a ladder from the top, you start at the bottom and work your way up. That first quilt is your first step on to that ladder, before you know it you will be at the top of the ladder!
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    Live, Learn and Quilt on! My quilts are like me~a little off~What is your next quilting adventure?

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    You gave your son a precious memory. That is way more important then a perfect quilt.

    I still may have a few unmatched seams, wavy border, or other no-no in some of the quilts I make. I show the quilts with mistakes at guild show and tell, doesn't bother me. It's a quilt and that's all it will ever be. LOL
    Got fabric?

  9. #19
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    Thank you everyone, you made me feel a lot better about it. Working on another rag quilt at the moment.

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    Super Member mike'sgirl's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Keep at it, you will improve and don't worry about those seams. Almost all of us have a quilt in our past that resembles yours! I have been seriously quilting for about 5 years, and the first big quilt I did fell apart at the seams. The whole thing! I didn't have a clue about 1/4 seam allowance and was sewing my seams too narrow. After I washed it, it all fell apart. I took it all apart and salvaged what I could and the batting.
    Now, I am doing so much better. So will you. Gina

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