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Thread: Aaaargh!

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    Aaaargh!

    I was really on a roll FMQ'ing this fleece-backed car seat blanket and patting myself on the back for my skills. Then I turned it over. At least I know I'm not alone - someone posted a photo almost exactly like this last week
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    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Most frustrating! Been there, done that.
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    Just tell everyone it is a design option
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    Looks like a design decision to me.

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    looks easy enough to clip out.
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    What a shame, but we all do this kind of stuff, darn.

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    Opps, well at least you know how to get it out without removing the stitching.

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    I've done that same thing several times. Luckily I have been able to just cut around the threads and pull the piece out very carefully.
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    surprise! we run into many situations where we have to hone our skills, right?
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    I think you should write your name and the date on it and call it the label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCquilter View Post
    I think you should write your name and the date on it and call it the label.
    My thought exactly!

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    OCquilter, LOVE your idea! Could turn it into a happy mistake. :-)
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Funny, and sad! I'd just cut it out...carefully.

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    Very small, very sharp scissors. I've done things like that when piecing.
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    That is exactly what I was going to say. Maybe even tac a little border of some sort to the scrap label to make it look as though you meant it to be that way.


    Quote Originally Posted by OCquilter View Post
    I think you should write your name and the date on it and call it the label.


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    Had to laugh--been there done that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    looks easy enough to clip out.
    There's an easy way out of this one. I would take my "duck bill" scissors and clip very close along the stitched line. No need to rip out the stitches. Trimming along the stitches will remove one side of the piece and the other side may just rip out or another trimming along the opposing side may be necessary to set it free. A tweezer can remove any remaining threads.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    exactly ;-)
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    I have sewn the corner of the backing as I quilt. I just take small scissors and cut around the stitches, take a needle and scrape at the backing corner to ravel it and take all the extra fabric out from under the quilting stitches. I use to do it alot, now I try to pay more attention.
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    I actually did this once (with a lot more quilting stitches on it) and I decided to leave it. Mine was a wall hanging I decided that would be a 'design' element. HaHa!

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