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Thread: Applique Fiasco

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    Super Member Sandra-P's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    New Mexico /Naples, Florida

    Applique Fiasco

    I have been working on the Civil War Bride quilt. It has 20 blocks in all and right now I am at the stage of using the machine to do machine embroidery on them. I layed out all the blocks to see how many I have left to do. Six are all appliqued, finished, and I counted 13 left to do. Wait, that cant be right, recounted, same count. Great, I have misplaced one block. I looked all over trying to find the missing block. I recounted again and thought one of the already appliqued blocks seemed heavy.......I somehow put one block over another and appliqued them both. Not only that, the one on the bottom was already appliqued as well.
    I vaguely remember wondering how I found a square of batting that was already cut perfectly to use for the top block. Underneath that was the finished block. I spent 3 hours carefully unstitching all my little machine applique stitches. The bottom block survived, the top one will have to be redone and mended in places. Since this was a BOM by mail, I dont have the extra fabric for the background to just do it over. I feel so foolish. While I was stiching I thought that the machine was acting up. Now I know it was because it was so thick.

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    So sorry for your fiasco. I can't believe your patience to unpick all those stitches, but I guess that I would have done it also. Will love to see the finished quilt. Could you ask on here if anyone can help you out with the fabric that you are missing?
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    Super Member quiltsillysandi's Avatar
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    Oh my dear, I feel your pain.....I had to unpick some really tight decorative stitches out of a block one time....It was exhausting.....You might try contacting the source where your BOM originated and see if they have any extra...or check online for that particular line of fabric....or as spartan quilter suggested, post on here to see if anyone has this particular fabric....Good Luck in your search...Hope to see a pic when your finished....
    Have an inspring day!

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    Junior Member sewmuchlove's Avatar
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    So sorry that you had this accident, but if any comfort, a similiar thing that happend to all of us making us wonder "what was I thinking."

    Happy holidays and this to shall pass at you will learn to laugh at yourself.
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    Mary Frances

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