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Thread: close disaster - P.3 QUILT FINISHED

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    Super Member Katrine's Avatar
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    Ever done something like this - while quilting I left the machine for a minute & when I came back, sat down not noticing the edge of the quilt was on the chair.
    The quilt was under the needle & there was a horrible ripping sound.
    1" tear in middle of block! Nearly cried!
    I plan to fmq butterflies in the red HSTs - so after a carefully hand darned repair appliqued a butterfly over it. The tear on the back will have the label over it as it's the edge block. I was lucky it wasn't a bigger rip!
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    Well you did a great job at averting that disaster. Your quilt and quilting are lovely.

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    Good recovery!!! How did that happen?

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    I sat on the edge of the quilt & it pulled away from the needle which was down ... that'll teach me to be more careful, as the repair has taken all afternoon.

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    You turned a near disaster into an "embellishment opportunity"! :D :D

    Love your quilt and the quilting you did!! Did you quilt with long arm or domestic machine??

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    thanks CRH, my first go fmq on a lap size. I have a Janome MC6600.

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    Great cover-up though. Good thinking.

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    Well , it looks like it was covered great... It sure must've been scary tho. Great quilt

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    It could have been worse, your machine could have toppled :roll: it looks great

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    I'm so sorry that it happened, but you saved it beautifully! Your quilt is gorgeous!!

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