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Thread: who gets the booby prize today?

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    Could be me.
    I did something that I know better than to do. Brain must have been stuck on stupid yesterday evening.
    As some of you know I had bought 9 yards of fabric at a thrift shop a couple of days ago. I always wash the thrift shop finds. The fabric was black w/white stripes, solid white and a solid dark red. Does anybody realize what did yet? I now have black w/pink stripes, solid pink and dark red. I know better than to wash red with any color, I even put 2 color catchers in the wash so somewhere in my mind I knew better. My Dd just laughed at me, she is a mean teenager. Oh well I didn't have any black and pink fabric anyway. Chalk it up to a lesson learned, don't do laundry when I am tired. I am laughing at my self and shaking my head.
    Can anybody beat me for the booby prize? What did you do yesterday that you knew better than to do.

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    Even with color catchers I still group like colors together. Now I might put all the browns and blacks together, the blues and greens, the purples and reds but not red with white. You get my vote. LOL

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    Try washing it again and you might be surprised that it might go back to the original color. Ask me how I know!!!

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    At least it was a thrift purchase, and had not been put into a quilt yet. It would be a shame to have a finished quilt change colors.

    I went to work yesterday. I knew better, but did it anyway. It was typical day and I was SOOOOO glad to get back home.

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    :lol: :lol: Well....sorry, but I get to laugh too....When I was a teen, I had the greatest white jumpsuit..it was really cute!! Halter top, and little tiny red piping on it to make it look kinda "sailor" like, know what I mean?? Well, into the wash it went (waaayyyy before anyone even thought about color catchers)...taaa-daaaa.......a New PINK jumpsuit..... :cry: :cry:

    Well, enjoy your black and pink fabric, you know its not a bad color combo and will probably look just great in a quilt! :wink:

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    I have seen Carbona Color run remover at my local Hancock store, but have never tried it. Might be worth a try.

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    I am rewashing everything seperately so let's see what happens. Fingers crossed.

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    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!

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    Did you tell DD That you were using the fabric to make her a new quilt :wink: LOL

    It happens to the best of us , at least you can make the best of it. Keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!
    Ok I am handing the prize over to you, you win. I can feel your pain.

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