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Thread: What's Your Quilt Horror Story?

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    .....and feel lucky if you don't have one. :!:

    I had gotten some hand-me-down fabric from my MIL and the blue was perfect for the graduation present I was working on. I washed the fabric and used it extensively throughout the quilt. When it came time to put on the binding, I noticed that my hands were a lovely shade of death-warmed-over blue. I washed my hands and went back to binding, only to find that it was MIL's fabric that caused the discoloration. I finished the binding and washed the quilt - allthewhile keeping an eye on the wash water: 3, 4,...7,8...12 washes later, and the *(&*)* quilt was still bleeding blue. Not only did the color change, but the feel of the fabric changed too.

    We now have a picknick quilt.....and I had to get quick and creative for a replacement pattern to give as a gift.

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    Don't wear white pants and sit on your picnic quilt!!!! Sorry for your troubles!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Don't wear white pants and sit on your picnic quilt!!!!
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    If I wore white pants, that would be an entirely different kind of horror. ROFLOL

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    My second quilt was a T shirt memory quilt for my youngest DD. I didn't have any idea what I was doing. Used too heavy bonding on the T shirts. It was horrible to quilt. Gummed up my needle. Had to clean it out sooooo often. The quilt weighs a ton. I call it the quilt from he##. My DD loves it. Shows it to every one.

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    I saw a quilt pattern on a once popular quilt show. I just HAD to make that quilt. After hours of searching on the Internet I bought the pattern. I shopped for HOURS picking out just the perfect fabrics.

    I got all the blocks made, looked them over and suddenly got a very uneasy feeling about this quilt. I ignored it and started putting the quilt together.

    Now are you ready for my final thoughts??????????????????


    I HATE THE QUILT!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT!!!!!!!!! I AM ASHAMED TO PUT MY NAME TO IT! I HATE IT SO MUCH I REFUSE TO QUILT AND FINISH IT! I still love the fabrics! BUT I HATE THE QUILT!

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    My very first quilt was a queen extra long and wide, Trip Around the World filled with high loft poly, warm as toast, hand quilting that took months. When my Dane puppy was about 6 months old, my ex and I went out for groceries. Max had decided to nest on the bed, shredding the center of the quilt, the wool blanket and sheets underneath, and finally stopped at the mattress pad.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    My very first quilt was a queen extra long and wide, Trip Around the World filled with high loft poly, warm as toast, hand quilting that took months. When my Dane puppy was about 6 months old, my ex and I went out for groceries. Max had decided to nest on the bed, shredding the center of the quilt, the wool blanket and sheets underneath, and finally stopped at the mattress pad.
    Ouch! Naughty puppy! :(

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    My very first quilt was a queen extra long and wide, Trip Around the World filled with high loft poly, warm as toast, hand quilting that took months. When my Dane puppy was about 6 months old, my ex and I went out for groceries. Max had decided to nest on the bed, shredding the center of the quilt, the wool blanket and sheets underneath, and finally stopped at the mattress pad.
    Oh my... I just about cried at the thought of it!

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    My quilt horror story is that I chopped off the tip of my middle finger with my rotary cutter Sunday. :shock: OUCH :( Definitely need to buy a klutz glove as this is the third time I've done/

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    Quote Originally Posted by key4unc
    My quilt horror story is that I chopped off the tip of my middle finger with my rotary cutter Sunday. :shock: OUCH :( Definitely need to buy a klutz glove as this is the third time I've done/
    Ouch!!! :cry:

    But if this is the third time, I was wondering, just HOW short is that finger now? :D

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