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Thread: Done! (nope, here's some strings)...DONE! (nope, missed a SITD line)...

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    Done! (nope, here's some strings)...DONE! (nope, missed a SITD line)...

    Binding on! Yay!
    I thought I was done.
    Found a few hangy strings
    Buried them.
    DONE (or so I thought)
    Still more strings
    Now DONE!
    Nope, check the back, and there's missing SITD lines
    Sew 'em up.
    Check again.
    OMG, STILL a couple more! (log cabin...LOTS of lines)
    Will I seriously EVER be done with this quilt?!
    Tell me I'm not the only one experiencing this madness...

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    Bless your heart! I feel your pain.

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    Isn't this crazy? Happens to me, too!! But congrats on the surely-finished-by-now quilt!

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    Only way to cure this for sure is to stop looking.......if you can bear to do so!
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    Oh goodness your description of being "done" is so funny! You know they say. Its not done until its DONE! Good luck!

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    Hang in there!!!!!

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    Did this a few weeks ago while trying to hand the quilt off so that she could carry it to my other sister (versus mailing). Every time I was folding it to put give to her, after I had stowed my needle, I would find another set of threads.

    A friend buries the thread as she goes along, just keeps the needle attached to her machine. I may have to try that. I find the process of burying the threads akin to having my wisdom teeth removed.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorgiNole View Post
    A friend buries the thread as she goes along, just keeps the needle attached to her machine. I may have to try that. I find the process of burying the threads akin to having my wisdom teeth removed.
    Cheers, K
    I could try that...the time spent burying threads actually gets me out of the "quilting posture" though, and gives me that break that everyone here so heartily recommended. But it's a great idea!

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    I was FMQ a DNP and in the process I found two seems that we're not sewn. So no, you are not the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    I could try that...the time spent burying threads actually gets me out of the "quilting posture" though, and gives me that break that everyone here so heartily recommended. But it's a great idea!
    I had 40 to bury at once on a quilt... It quickly became my least favorite part about quilting. I've got ADD to start with so the tedium drove me nuts. I've also thought about sticking a piece of painters tape down on the threads so that I can quickly find them if I am sinking them later. I decided on a continuous line design for the Irish Chain I did so that I didn't have to stop and start at each block.

    Cheers, K

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    I am a hand quilter and do use masking tape to remind me of an area that needs attention. I also use it as a guide for quilting straight lines.

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    I have had a large hexagon shaped table topper on my dining room table for several months. I have looked it over many times. The other day I walked past the table and saw a block I missed doing SID on. It stuck out to me like a sore thumb but I had never noticed it before. Now I will have to take it back to the sewing machine.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    I've discovered unburied threads several years after I thought I was finished, as I was lying in bed under the quilt!
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    Must buy stock in painter's tape...

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