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Thread: trying to quilt the top

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    Super Member colleen53's Avatar
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    I am a self taught quilter and have been working on a top for sometime now. Have you ever started to quilt and then held it out and said.. NO NO NO !! Well I did that yesterday ! I spent my night ripping and cussing and ripping more again. But i figure with all the time I have spent on this top I am not settling for anything less then what I know I can do. So my day today is to recharge and go at it again. I am the little train that could and I will prevail !!

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    Good luck. I'm right there with you too. I recently ripped out some that I wasn't happy with and I'm glad I did.

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    I never ripped out stitches, but I've seen lines that I could have done better. I figure that part of the charm of hand-quilting is that none of the stitches are exactly the same.

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    You go girl!!! :D:D:D

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    two weeks back I quilted with my feed dogs dropped for the first time. I goofed a lot so ended up going over my design several times in a free style pattern. It looked good and I loved it. When I went to press it I discovered that I had sewn a piece of unnecessary fabric to the back, and Yes I did take it out. I still like it though - what a mess!

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    My one and only adventure into FMQ ended with me "reverse quilting" all of it. OMG what a disaster! Good for you! If you are not happy now, you will not be happy when it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    Good luck. I'm right there with you too. I recently ripped out some that I wasn't happy with and I'm glad I did.
    I have ripped in the past, but not so much lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Good for you! If you are not happy now, you will not be happy when it's done.
    I agree - it doesn't get better with age - just bugs you even more.

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    I did not take out any of my not so perfect hand quilting, just tried to do beter as I did each block! The first few blocks I did were not all that good but I left them in and over all when the quilt is on the bed you cannot notice really unless you are really looking up close.

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    I never take out my hand quilting. I just love love love what I accomplish. I used to make very small master stitches,but artheritus caught up with me so now I do the best i can and love what I am still able to do

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