Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Oops. I made a huge mistake.

  1. #1
    Super Member Pat G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    HOOD CANAL, WASH
    Posts
    1,801

    Oops. I made a huge mistake.

    I cannot believe the stupid mistake I made the other day. I had all of the blocks made for a new quilt. I sashed the sides of ea. one to create rows. Then I put the horizontal sashings on then the first border. Yikes, then I realized I forgot to put the center sashing in. Oh my gosh, Now I have to take the center seam out & cut the borders to fix it all. At first I was going to just leave it like it is but my conscience won't let me so that's how I'm going to spend this rare, rainy day in Ariz. I hate to waste the border fabric but I guess I'll have to take the border off & cut new pcs. to avoid piecing new borders. What a dummy. What a waste of time.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    408
    It happens to all of us, don't feel bad.

  3. #3
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,368
    Yes, been there!!!

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Roseville, CA
    Posts
    211
    Well look on the bright side, you only had the first border on when you realized your ooops. I've done a bunch of stupid mistakes and I'm like you, no one would notice or they would think it's supposed to be like that. We know it's not right and it will bug us forever if we don't fix it. There have been days where I used my seam ripper more than my sewing machine. Enjoy the rain and enjoy your sewing day. Maybe treat yourself to something good to snack on or drink.

  5. #5
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Live Oak, Texas
    Posts
    4,586
    You are not alone, we all make mistakes at one time or another. I am very bad about rushing when I get about half way through with a quilt and I start making mistakes if I don't slow down. I bet your quilt will be beautiful when finished.

  6. #6
    Super Member MaryMo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    7,171
    At least it is raining, what a better day to reconstruct. Hope you can laugh about it someday.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

  7. #7
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    19,002
    How short are they? I have added cornerstones or extended a block into the border at times. If it is busy print fabric you can sometimes do a diagonal join in the border and it is not noticable especially if you quilt a line over the join.

  8. #8
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    23,850
    Just when I think I have made every mistake possible. I either find a new one or I start repeating the old try and trued ones.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  9. #9
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    7,627
    Time for a good movie, aka sit and take out. Please post a picture when it is all done.
    Anna Quilts

  10. #10
    Super Member PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,247
    Blog Entries
    2
    Oh, well. You could cut the now-too-short border in half and add an accent block to the center to extend it's length.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.