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    Unsewing

    Do you know what’s worse than ripping out your seam? Ripping it out and then realizing it was right the first time. And then repeating that scenario again. On the same seam. Yup.
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    When I do that it means it is time to either go to bed or take a nap.

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    Exactly! I once put the two ends of binding (on a completed quilt) together wrong five times before I got it right. I kept getting a twist in one end or the other. Good grief.

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    I have to laugh. I did that just yesterday! and this is when I feel too confident when there are too many similar blocks and then, at the end of the row, there is a change in the pattern... what a waste of time loll.

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    Yes, been there and done that. Several times I have stopped working on a project because it was time to do something else or I was just tired. When I came back to it I have thought I made a mistake and took it out-ripped it out or unsewed it- only to find it had been correct. Therefore, I have learned to look more carefully before starting to take something apart.

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    been there, done that

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    been there, done that
    Oh yeah, me too

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    "As you sew, so shall you rip."

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    I hate it when that happens - especially to me, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    Exactly! I once put the two ends of binding (on a completed quilt) together wrong five times before I got it right. I kept getting a twist in one end or the other. Good grief.
    I feel your pain. I used to do that regularly. Not anymore. I found a utube video with a technique to join the ends of bindings on the bias. Totally different technique from the one that I had been using and just wasn’t working for me. Sharon Schamber Perfect Binding. It’s a lengthy video, at 28 minutes, but I like her techniques.
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    Been there, done that...will probably do it again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhCanada View Post
    I feel your pain. I used to do that regularly. Not anymore. I found a utube video with a technique to join the ends of bindings on the bias. Totally different technique from the one that I had been using and just wasn’t working for me. Sharon Schamber Perfect Binding. It’s a lengthy video, at 28 minutes, but I like her techniques.
    I WAS joining them on the bias. Not sure if it's the same technique you are referring to, but it's putting the ends together at right angles to each other and sewing diagonally from corner to corner, then cutting off the two unneeded triangles. If you aren't careful which way you put the ends together you get a twist in one end.

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    That happened to me one day last year. I ended up saying some words a lady should not say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    I WAS joining them on the bias. Not sure if it's the same technique you are referring to, but it's putting the ends together at right angles to each other and sewing diagonally from corner to corner, then cutting off the two unneeded triangles. If you aren't careful which way you put the ends together you get a twist in one end.
    She has a way of creasing the ends before joining that make it impossible to end up with a twist.
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    All of us have ripped a perfect seam and some of us have ripped an imperfect seam, sewed it again the same way and had to rip again. It's time to take a break when you have to rip the same seam twice.
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    Oh, yes!! But better than finishing the quilt then finding the "wrong" one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhCanada View Post
    Do you know what’s worse than ripping out your seam? Ripping it out and then realizing it was right the first time. And then repeating that scenario again. On the same seam. Yup.
    Yup been there done that. I'm sure we all have those moments. Thats when its time to take a break
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that. It usually happens when I've got too much stuff going on in my mind.

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    time to lay it aside for awhile and go onto something else. then it will all fall into place,

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    How about ripping out, resewing, and still getting it wrong? Ummm yeah, I've done that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    "As you sew, so shall you rip."
    Love that! and so true!!!

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    Been there, done that....more times than I care to admit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
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    Oh yes! Crazy mistakes. Just the other day I sewed, very carefully pinned and then sewed, a border to the back of the quilt. You know that thing about right sides together we hear so much about. I know that when I am too hungry I just can't think straight but wanted to push on to get that last border on. Then our little dog upstairs started barking his "get up here now" bark which I have a hard time ignoring, kind of like a crying baby but no, I really wanted to finish that last border. So after taking care of the dog and eating lunch, I ripped out that border and very carefully re pinned and re-sewed that border. That was my thought, exactly, what a waste of time. Will I learn from this? Probably not. Oh well, quilt on!

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    Even worse is ripping out the wrong seam!

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