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Don't do to much when tired.

Old 04-15-2021, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
I have been taking apart a donated top. It was much too large for what we need so why not make a single and a throw? Good idea, until I tried to put some of the pieces back together. I swear that two different people worked on this top. One person measured the sashing and proceeded to apply it to piano key sections that were significantly longer--lots of bowing and ballooning. The other just slapped the sashing on and then cut--14 1/2 inch blocks sashed on 2 sides but the sashing ranged in lenght from 14 1/2 inches to 14 7/8 inches. Yes, the blocks were stretched out of shape. Had to dampen and gently manipulate them back to their proper size. Argh!!

This will be a pretty top--when it is put back together properly. I do sometimes wonder if it is worth the effort.
Perhaps that is why it is/was a "donated top"?

I have learned that - generally - I prefer to do all the sewing and cutting myself. If it turns out "not as hoped for/expected" - it is because of me -

I did a small project this winter - I know I did as much unsewing than sewing. If I was going to do it again, I could have done it better and in about 1/3 of the time I spent on the project. The lady seems happy with it - and it looks nice from the top!
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Old 04-16-2021, 01:56 AM
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At least it can be corrected! I just cut the corner out of the wrong side(top) of a piece meant to be a boxed-cornered purse for DD. Fatigued for sure. I had just told myself that I should quit because I'm tired. Waited til morning to improvise. Contrast was supposed to be in middle!
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Old 04-16-2021, 04:10 AM
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Each day offers a new perspective...somedays you just need to stop and start over. Glad you noticed early on in your project. 🤪
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:32 PM
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It's really frustrating when you do something like that, take it all out, and carefully redo it - only to find you did it again. Yes. I've done that.
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:28 AM
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Sometimes I am smart and stop before that happens. Last night I was doing a pieced backing with all my flannel bits and I need about 6 more inches on 1 side to be done. But i stopped.... because I was feeling fuzzy brain. It's annoying to be so close to the end and quit....but better than frogging ("rip it, rip it, rip it")
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:35 AM
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At least you noticed it. You are right-don't try and sew when too tired. Sorry this happened to you but it is just a small rip and rearrange
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:36 PM
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You could have made more blocks just like it and randomly placed them around the quilt. Whatta think? 😀
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:37 PM
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Aashley, pretty bag! Good save too.
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Old 04-28-2021, 06:46 PM
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Thank you for the laugh!! As soon as I saw your picture, I laughed outloud, and I really needed the laugh! Today I worked on quilt blocks for a fairly simple quilt and my seam ripper was in my hand more than it was out. I was SUPER careful cutting, quarter inch stitching, squaring each section, but time after time, I did something wrong. YIKES!!
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:35 AM
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Suz- Not only have I done the same thing but I've ripped it out and then made the same mistake AGAIN! Haha!!!
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