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Thread: to rip or not to rip...

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    Super Member rushdoggie's Avatar
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    So, I made a Turning Twenty Again quilt for a livingroom throw, and decided to do some FMQ. I have stippled and free-formed designs before (smooth, organic stuff like leaves, and swirls) but this time I decided to use a template and do a more formal design in the bigger squares and rectangles.

    Ech.

    Its wobbly and kind of icky looking. I couldn't stay on the lines as well as I wanted so the circle bits look lopsided and the fancy design has some bobbles in it.

    I have only done 3 or 4 squares with the design, and I am considering ripping it out and going back over with something else.

    The stiches look small and hard to rip out...I'm not sure I could do it well.

    I'm not sure what to do...just keep going and have a wobbly design, or rip it out and try for something better.

    And, if I do get it ripped out without hurting the fabric, will the previous stick holes go away?

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    My motto: If you can live with it, leave it. If not, I rip.

    The holes should close themselves up, especially when washed.

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    Many times I rip and mess it up. I made a huge error on one of my newest creations. Everyone thought that I did it on purpose and liked it. I just keep silent and smile.

    I do rip out something totally hideous.

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    What a secret to smooth stopping and starting? Most of my bobbles occur when I slow to move it in different directions at a point or sharp turn...

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