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 2 of 9 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 90

Thread: Our most embarrassing/funniest mistakes while quilting/sewing

  1. #11
    Super Member OKLAHOMA PEACH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    BLANCHARD, OK
    Posts
    2,509
    I have made so many, its NOT funny. lol

  2. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,277
    Yep, three times!
    I sewed blocks together, right side to wrong side, ripped out, sewed again the wrong way, ripped out, sewed again the wrong way.
    Closed everything down, went to bed.
    Started over, with ripping, the next day.

  3. #13
    Super Member willferg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern California, Sonoma Co.
    Posts
    1,938
    One time I was sewing a pair of shorts for one of my kids. I don't recall exactly how I did it because it doesn't bear thinking about too closely, but somehow I sewed side to side instead of front to back and ended up with a pair that had a huge round waist and tight skinny legs. I probably could have ripped the seams out and fixed it, but I was so mortified I tossed the whole thing. And no, it wasn't even my first time sewing shorts!

  4. #14
    Super Member gramajo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Green Garden IL
    Posts
    1,835
    My DD made a pair of elastic waist pants for herself & sewed both legs together. She had one giant leg. We still laugh about it. And yes, she is a very experienced sewer.

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    1,206
    Blog Entries
    14
    Chain stitched 15 prs of 4 1/2" sqs together with no thread in the needle

  6. #16
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,004
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
    somehow I stitched my shirt into a seam once....did I mention while I was TEACHING a class! Lifted up the project and up came my shirt!
    Now THAT would be embarrassing!

  7. #17
    Super Member GailG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    5,797
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
    somehow I stitched my shirt into a seam once....did I mention while I was TEACHING a class! Lifted up the project and up came my shirt!
    Actually that was a very "teachable" moment. Students can be aware that these things happen and does not have to be a moment for panic or frustration. The best thing to do is: 1st, laugh; and second, rip.

    Oops! Forgot to mention that I had many "teachable" moments in my 33 years of teaching. My most "memorable" was the day of my evaluation by the parish supervisor, I misspelled one of the spelling words on the board. I had reversed two letters. I was mortified when she quietly pointed it out to me. I quickly used the moment to point it out and had a little side lesson on that.
    Last edited by GailG; 11-10-2012 at 08:09 AM.
    One step at a time, always forward.

  8. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    SE Iowa
    Posts
    1,338
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
    somehow I stitched my shirt into a seam once....did I mention while I was TEACHING a class! Lifted up the project and up came my shirt!
    That had to be entertaining!

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Beautiful BC
    Posts
    633
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mine was not witnessed by anyone other than family.

    We were heading on a trip early one morning. We had packed the night before and laid out our clothes, so we could just get dressed, brush our teeth and leave.

    I pull on my pants and the button pops off. I grabbed the button and needle and thread and we left.

    I sat in the car while DH drove and sewed on the button, while wearing the pants.

    We got to the ferry and I undid my seat belt. Yep, I had sewed my pants to the seat belt! I had to remove the button, then resew it to my pants only before I could get out of the car.
    Proud Parent of one Dwight Canada Student, my son graduated this year and is studying History and Philosophy at VIU.

    http://dwightcanada.org/

  10. #20
    Super Member crafty pat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Live Oak, Texas
    Posts
    4,811
    Being so happy to be finished when clipping that last thread and cutting a hole in my quilt.

Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... 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.