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Thread: In a rage

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    Super Member Mplsgirl's Avatar
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    Hi haven't been here for a while. Out of town. Now I'm back and doing the quilts for my twin grandsons due in 2 WEEKS! I bought 2 kits, they are off kilter, I am also obviously a lousy quilter because I can't do this. It takes fussy cuts, etc., fortunately I am going to tie it because this puppy wouldn't lie flat if you ran over it with a steam roller. Got one top done and trying to fussy cut the second one. The fabric frayed and I have barely enuf to cut what I need. I am so stressed. I even washed the second one differently - gentle and air dried it. Still was frayed. Thanks for listening. I hate the kits but they were the only ones I found that were Baby Signs. Can you tell I'm ornery now? Sorry.

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    So sorry. I must have posted this twice.

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    The problem is you washed it. Kits are generally cut so there's very little extra. If you wash it and shrink it sometimes it shrinks past the little extra. I've gotten kits that there was barely enough to square up to cut the pieces from! No way would there have been enough if it was washed.

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    So sorry1 I have never bought a kit and don't think I want to!! Take a deep breath.
    Can you find something else to add to it that will match.?

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    Learned my lesson here. 1 - dont wait to the last minute, 2 - don't buy kits. 3 - don't wash them I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    So sorry1 I have never bought a kit and don't think I want to!! Take a deep breath.
    Can you find something else to add to it that will match.?
    Just made it smaller. My deep breaths are going to put me to sleep. Maybe that's where I should go. Thanks! Pam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    The problem is you washed it. Kits are generally cut so there's very little extra. If you wash it and shrink it sometimes it shrinks past the little extra. I've gotten kits that there was barely enough to square up to cut the pieces from! No way would there have been enough if it was washed.
    Thanks. Never will do it again.

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    I have kits in my future pile.. which by the way is growing by leaps and bounds, but now I know not to wash them ! Keep going it will be worth it and we are always here to listen...
    Sharon

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    Thank you. I am settling down now, I think.

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    So sorry that you had trouble with your quilt kits -- sit down, put your feet up, have a drink (you choice) and think how wonderful it will be to have 2 new grandbabies to spoil rotten in a couple of weeks.... :D

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