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Thread: What sewing/quilting bad habit have just never been able to break?

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    What sewing/quilting bad habit have just never been able to break?

    I have had my share of bad sewing/quilting bad habits. You would think after more than 4 decades of sewing/quilting I could stop doing some of them.
    My worst habit , is yes ...... I do sew over pins ( not all the time). Thankfully I have slowed down my machine when I do this , and no damage has been done. But I can still hear my Mom yelling at me , STOP sewing over PINS!
    So fess up .... whats your bad habit, one you really wish you could break?

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    I wait too long to change my rotary blade.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    I don't always iron...okay, I hardly ever iron especially with quilts that have small peices because that just gets to be too many seams to iron over
    It's not a mistake, it's an unconscious decision to change the pattern.

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    I sew over pins
    I keep starting new projects even though I stopped counting at 29 ufo's
    I am sure there are more but I will have to contemplate on that :^)

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    I have to say that I've broken quite a few of my bad habits since I started quilting. I became friends with my iron (I always thought it was so unnecessary to iron seams when I was sewing clothing). I also measure twice, cut once and I keep my sewing machines cleaner and I take better care of them. Quilting has made me a better sewer and I have more fun in my sewing room now.

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    I wait too long to change my rotary blade -- and I also sometimes don't close the blade.
    I don't clean the machine after every project -- though I do try-- but when I do clean I am very thorough.
    I forget to replace the needle in a timely manner.

    This is not bad, but when I cut my fabric, the bulk is on the left -- I cut from right to left. If I don't use the shape cutter, I use two rulers when I cut the fabric.
    QuiltnLady1

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    Have to fess up to starting new projects before I finish others waiting in line!! I used to sew over pins, but I finally have stopped doing it. My Mom would be proud!!
    Live, Laugh, Love & Quilt!
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    Sewing to fast has always been my worst. I am a very impatient person I need things done quickly. This has caused me more redo's than I care to think about.

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    I, too, sew over pins. (Hangs her head in shame)

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    I sew over pins, without shame ... I have never broken a needle in 50 years of sewing, although I have bent a few pins!
    Liz / Calgary

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