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    Quilting shows would show them doing and fixing an unperfect piece?
    they always start out by saying "lets see how it came out" "Ahh its just perfect!" LOL
    I wanna see that block come out like it comes out for me then explain why it turned out that way and how to fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    Quilting shows would show them doing and fixing an unperfect piece?
    they always start out by saying "lets see how it came out" "Ahh its just perfect!" LOL
    I wanna see that block come out like it comes out for me then explain why it turned out that way and how to fix it!
    Yeah how come we never see that? Makes us feel like it's always perfect for them when u know it's not.

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    wouldnt that be wonderful! but the show would have to be alot longer then 30 minutes for some of my mistakes!

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    I have seen this on Fons and Porter, they have shown less than perfect seams/blocks and explained why it happened. :D:D:D

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    I watched Eleanor Burns just yesterday and she made me feel soooo deficient,, because everything she did was so calm and casual and effortless and was perfect in the end. I told my husband as I watched, she is a genius to get everything so
    perfect the first time. I forgot they edit and re-film.....duh

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have seen this on Fons and Porter, they have shown less than perfect seams/blocks and explained why it happened. :D:D:D
    I too have seen this. Un-perfect seams, stuff in the way, etc. I feel right at home watching that show. I had to learn to get past the fast talking chatter though.

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    Now that would be great! No one can be perfect all the time!!

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    ha, ha. Eleanor Burns son, Orion, was doing the sewing on her show recently and didn't match a seam well at all. she ended up throwing it over her shoulder of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    ha, ha. Eleanor Burns son, Orion, was doing the sewing on her show recently and didn't match a seam well at all. she ended up throwing it over her shoulder of course!
    poor guy he must have been embarrassed. I think the Fons girls would be the perfect people to make a show like that. Imperfections and how to live with them. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    ha, ha. Eleanor Burns son, Orion, was doing the sewing on her show recently and didn't match a seam well at all. she ended up throwing it over her shoulder of course!
    poor guy he must have been embarrassed. I think the Fons girls would be the perfect people to make a show like that. Imperfections and how to live with them. :)
    squareing up a block that looks like it was made by a person with 2 left hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I watched Eleanor Burns just yesterday and she made me feel soooo deficient,, because everything she did was so calm and casual and effortless and was perfect in the end. I told my husband as I watched, she is a genius to get everything so
    perfect the first time. I forgot they edit and re-film.....duh
    Yeah, all those perfectly matched seams and points without even pinning. It looked so easy but when I tried it mine were not perfect. So now I take the time to pin. Easier than ripping. :)

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    when I taught beginers sampler quilts, I always made 2 of each block-- one perfect and one with the most common mistakes. Then I could show how to avoid the mistake next time and how to fix what was already done.

    I loved teaching those classes and seeing the great work that came out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    Quilting shows would show them doing and fixing an unperfect piece?
    they always start out by saying "lets see how it came out" "Ahh its just perfect!" LOL
    I wanna see that block come out like it comes out for me then explain why it turned out that way and how to fix it!

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    Eleanor Burns has a quilt she sewed a piece of fabric onto and she kept it to show she is not perfect.
    Also on her website when she is filming a class, sometimes she messes up. So nobody is perfect.
    She also takes seams out with her rotary cutter, now that takes some practice.

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    Love your pony pic.

    With my mare's soundness issues, I may be in the market for an aged driving pony. If you hear of any in AZ or NM, let me know.

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    subscribe to the Carriage Driving list. It is world wide though most posts are from the US. There is always somethign for sale somewhere. Perhaps you could post your needs.

    Quote Originally Posted by kso
    Love your pony pic.

    With my mare's soundness issues, I may be in the market for an aged driving pony. If you hear of any in AZ or NM, let me know.

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    i always rip out seams with my small rotary cutter.

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    Thanks, I already subscribe to that and to RED list.

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    you are soooo brave -- I would chop up the fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i always rip out seams with my small rotary cutter.

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    Yes, yes, yes.

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    Sorry but I disagree. I want to learn how to do it properly and IF (or when - lol) things go wonky, I want to dismantle it myself to figure it out.

    It's either the cutting or the pressing, or the seam allowance or the orientation of the pieces. Looking at someone else's mistakes doesn't tell me why my work sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlponyfarm
    Quilting shows would show them doing and fixing an unperfect piece?
    they always start out by saying "lets see how it came out" "Ahh its just perfect!" LOL
    I wanna see that block come out like it comes out for me then explain why it turned out that way and how to fix it!
    I'm good at that. When you come to Mena, stop by and we'll make a day of it.

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    That's why I like watching The Quilt Show - because when they goof it up occasionally(even if it is staged),it helps to relax everyone. I also like the way Ricky Tims says to get a piece of material "about this big"...and it doesn't matter what size it is.

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    I don't care about others mistakes. I want to see what it looks like when it's perfect. We all know that nobody is perfect, and I see enough mistakes right in front of my eyes in my own home. It's no lesson to watch someone make mistakes and then say don't let this happen to you.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I watched Eleanor Burns just yesterday and she made me feel soooo deficient,, because everything she did was so calm and casual and effortless and was perfect in the end. I told my husband as I watched, she is a genius to get everything so
    perfect the first time. I forgot they edit and re-film.....duh
    If not for re-filming I'm sure we would have at least one quilt show with a warning of " Explicit Language "

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    I have seen them say it is perfect, when it doesn't look exactly perfect to me :)

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