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Thread: Center blocks of Double Wedding Ring off

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    Just finished double wedding ring lap/twin for my mother and the center squares (a scant few) aren't completely perfect. Would you all take stitches out and try to rework them? I'm going to long arm quilt with meandering and hope they aren't too noticeable. DH said only I would see them as he had trouble picking out the troubled squares. Ideas??
    Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Love this board!!!

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    Someone said

    "If you can't spot it while galloping by on a horse, don't worry about it."

    But only you know what you can live with. If it's really bothering now, the odds are that you still will be uneasy with it 20 years from now.

    If it really bugged me, I would probably do it over.

    If it lays flat, I would maybe leave it alone.

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    Nursesews:

    Before you take them out and redo them, take a look at Sharon Schamber's website. (http://www.youtube.com/user/SharonSchamberNet)

    She has a number of tutorials on how to shrink a block, how to stretch a block, etc. See if one of these might help in straightening out your problem.

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    Thank you so very much, she is awesome isn't she. Will try this and let you know. Thanks so much for your help

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    If it bothers you, and will continue to bother you for years to come, fix it.
    If it's not too bad, and you can live with it, let it go.

    I'm working on one now that there are a few areas that just aren't perfect, but they're close enough and not bad enough to take out the stitches and redo.

    It's all about what you're comfortable with. And you probably want it to be perfect for your mom, but what's she going to notice??

    Really like the statement above about the "galloping horse"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nursesews
    DH said only I would see them as he had trouble picking out the troubled squares.
    I BET you won't. When the quilt is quilted, you will probably stand there and stare at it trying to find the offenders. Been there - done that. Unless it is a high contrast, glaring error, your slight mismatches will blend in the design.

    Don't be too hard on yourself.

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    I agree with Martina. I was told by my quilt class, "If you hold it out a speeding car window and no one sees the mistakes then it is ok." This quilt has love in it and if you want a perfect quilt have it manufactured. I was told the Amish deliberately put a mistake in their quilts because only God is perfect. I tell everyone I am Amish. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyn
    I agree with Martina. I was told by my quilt class, "If you hold it out a speeding car window and no one sees the mistakes then it is ok." This quilt has love in it and if you want a perfect quilt have it manufactured. I was told the Amish deliberately put a mistake in their quilts because only God is perfect. I tell everyone I am Amish. :)
    I sure don't need to "deliberately" put a mistake in a quilt - I can do it just fine accidentally.

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    Went to my LQS today and quilted it and you can't see the mistakes, I was so proud of it. My camera and puter wouldn't play well together so I couldn't get a pic, it is suppose to be on "Pappy's Quilting" blog but I don't know when. Thanks for all your input and encouragement.

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    i would try to fix it by shrinking or stretching then if that failed i would redo them - but i have OCD and redo work.

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    There is no such thing as a perfect quilt, so don't worry about it.

    Think about this. If the Amish DELIBERATELY put a mistake in their quilts, wouldn't that be evidence they ARE perfect and KNOW it but try to "hide" that info? Who would they be attempting to fool? :shock:

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    I am glad you got it quilted and it looks good. That usually happens, so now you can breathe more easily :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nursesews
    Went to my LQS today and quilted it and you can't see the mistakes,
    See, told ya'

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