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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    That's why I just have dogs. They at least pretend to listen. And they are always good for a kiss or two. A couple weeks ago I found a 1/2 yard of airplane fabric I thought I would use for a quilts for kids project. I measured and calculated that I had enough for the # of squares I needed, and cut away. Got to the last 4 inches and didn't have enough for another row. When I rechecked everything, I found I had laid the ruler on the wrong line and made the first row too big. I'll never find that fabric again because it has been in my stash for years. Oh, well, live and learn.
    Publish picture. I may have it. Does it have a royal blue background? I've had mine for years also...

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    Boy, count me in. I just finished sewing all of my strata together for the spicy spiral and cut 4 wedges and suddenly the light went on they seemed too short. Then I realized I had the wrong ruler it was a 14" and I need a 22", No where on my pattern does it give a length for the ruler but if the strata is 22" inches and your first cut is 21.5 something is wrong with a 14" ruler. Oh well, I'll add to the ruler and make it work but not tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    The silver lining is that you could get more of the fabric. I made a mistake two years or more after I purchased a kit only to realize I couldn't find more of the fabric. It gave me an excuse to go to more quilt shops looking for it! I found other good stuff but not the fabric I needed. In the end I had to add a creative alternative! Good luck with your project.
    Yikes! Oh no! That was my first reaction. Not being able to get more. I'm glad you were able to get something that worked. TG Hancock's still had it. I had to by a half yard when I only needed 4" but... So, I ordered that fabric, then had to call back and add to the order. Wouldn't you know it, the order was already in cutting and ready to shipped, so I had to pay another postage charge for half a yard of fabric...grrrrrr Just added insult to injury!

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    I just made sashing only 1 1/2 inch because I goofed and didn't want to have to buy new fabric. Join the group, it keeps someone working doesn't it? LOL I am really sorry about the mistake but your sense of humor is great.

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    Man! It must be something in the air! So sorry you are having this problem. I recently bought a kit, which is something I don't often do. Was at our DS's over the weekend and as I was cutting it out, I miscut...thought OH, NO! Well, turns out, even if I had not made the mistake, I wouldn't have had enough to cut as the directions instructed. Then other fabric had way over what I needed! Good Grief! I had done a shop hop in Rochester, NY area on Friday and Saturday, but of course I got to this on Sunday when the shops weren't open, so I called the Ben Franklin back in PA where I got it and they didn't have any left. Called another near where I live and they had some, but couldn't get it until I got back to PA. DRAT! So, I got it after work today. Just hate that I had to spend more on the kit when it was all supposed to be there.

    Glad to know that I am not alone in my woes! Bring on the chocolate!!!!!!!

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    Has it occurred to anyone that the quilt shops are laughing all the way to the bank???? They live for people like us to keep them in business. Not enough fabric in your kit? Well we just happen to have that same stuff for 13.00 a yard!!! Oh... you cut the pattern wrong, well that's okay, we have more for 15.00 a yard. LOL They love us!!!

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    I understand, {{{{hugs}}}} grab some chocolate. We've all been there in some way. Sometimes making the mistake forces us to figure out something different to reach our goal. And when it does our creative quotient rises! And as Bob Ross would say "we don't make mistakes we have happy accidents" - he may have been a bit too optomistic But it can lead to a solution that works out well or even better than what the kit maker thought. However it turns out hope tomorrow goes better. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Has it occurred to anyone that the quilt shops are laughing all the way to the bank???? They live for people like us to keep them in business. Not enough fabric in your kit? Well we just happen to have that same stuff for 13.00 a yard!!! Oh... you cut the pattern wrong, well that's okay, we have more for 15.00 a yard. LOL They love us!!!
    It was practially $15 a yard with 2 shipping charges!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    The silver lining is that you could get more of the fabric. I made a mistake two years or more after I purchased a kit only to realize I couldn't find more of the fabric. It gave me an excuse to go to more quilt shops looking for it! I found other good stuff but not the fabric I needed. In the end I had to add a creative alternative! Good luck with your project.
    Yikes! Oh no! That was my first reaction. Not being able to get more. I'm glad you were able to get something that worked. TG Hancock's still had it. I had to by a half yard when I only needed 4" but... So, I ordered that fabric, then had to call back and add to the order. Wouldn't you know it, the order was already in cutting and ready to shipped, so I had to pay another postage charge for half a yard of fabric...grrrrrr Just added insult to injury!
    How frustrating today. As my mother used to say some days are diamonds and some are stones!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    The silver lining is that you could get more of the fabric. I made a mistake two years or more after I purchased a kit only to realize I couldn't find more of the fabric. It gave me an excuse to go to more quilt shops looking for it! I found other good stuff but not the fabric I needed. In the end I had to add a creative alternative! Good luck with your project.
    Yikes! Oh no! That was my first reaction. Not being able to get more. I'm glad you were able to get something that worked. TG Hancock's still had it. I had to by a half yard when I only needed 4" but... So, I ordered that fabric, then had to call back and add to the order. Wouldn't you know it, the order was already in cutting and ready to shipped, so I had to pay another postage charge for half a yard of fabric...grrrrrr Just added insult to injury!
    How frustrating today. As my mother used to say some days are diamonds and some are stones!!
    Yeah! We always say, sometimes your the dog and sometimes your the fire plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    The silver lining is that you could get more of the fabric. I made a mistake two years or more after I purchased a kit only to realize I couldn't find more of the fabric. It gave me an excuse to go to more quilt shops looking for it! I found other good stuff but not the fabric I needed. In the end I had to add a creative alternative! Good luck with your project.
    Yikes! Oh no! That was my first reaction. Not being able to get more. I'm glad you were able to get something that worked. TG Hancock's still had it. I had to by a half yard when I only needed 4" but... So, I ordered that fabric, then had to call back and add to the order. Wouldn't you know it, the order was already in cutting and ready to shipped, so I had to pay another postage charge for half a yard of fabric...grrrrrr Just added insult to injury!
    How frustrating today. As my mother used to say some days are diamonds and some are stones!!
    Yeah! We always say, sometimes your the dog and sometimes your the fire plug.
    How funny is that. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    The silver lining is that you could get more of the fabric. I made a mistake two years or more after I purchased a kit only to realize I couldn't find more of the fabric. It gave me an excuse to go to more quilt shops looking for it! I found other good stuff but not the fabric I needed. In the end I had to add a creative alternative! Good luck with your project.
    Yikes! Oh no! That was my first reaction. Not being able to get more. I'm glad you were able to get something that worked. TG Hancock's still had it. I had to by a half yard when I only needed 4" but... So, I ordered that fabric, then had to call back and add to the order. Wouldn't you know it, the order was already in cutting and ready to shipped, so I had to pay another postage charge for half a yard of fabric...grrrrrr Just added insult to injury!
    How frustrating today. As my mother used to say some days are diamonds and some are stones!!
    I am ready for a diamond day...

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    and it sounds like you deserve a diamond day after all that you have gone through on this project. Can't wait to see a pix of it when it's finished

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    I'm sorry. Only a fellow quilter can really feel your pain and understand your funk. Been there - done that! Oh that finite piece of fabric that would yield the perfect and exact number of strips only to find that you cut one strip too (wide/narrow/crooked) yeah - been there.....

    Don't fret. Just git'r done with the new bounty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    That's why I just have dogs. They at least pretend to listen. And they are always good for a kiss or two. A couple weeks ago I found a 1/2 yard of airplane fabric I thought I would use for a quilts for kids project. I measured and calculated that I had enough for the # of squares I needed, and cut away. Got to the last 4 inches and didn't have enough for another row. When I rechecked everything, I found I had laid the ruler on the wrong line and made the first row too big. I'll never find that fabric again because it has been in my stash for years. Oh, well, live and learn.
    Publish picture. I may have it. Does it have a royal blue background? I've had mine for years also...
    Here is a picture of my miscut fabric. It is Timeless Treasures, but that's all I have. And by the way for the pity party, I have to drink wine, because I get migraines from chocolate.
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    Been there, done that...have the whole wardrobe for it! I'm all in.....So sorry that happened to you!

    And we sometimes say, Some days you're the statue, some days you're the pigeon....

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    When I tell my husband I messed up on some thing the first thing he says is "Did you read the inst?" DUH no I just started cutting He makes me so mad like he never messed up So I go get a glass of wine go back to my sewing room and come up with something and when I finish and I show it to him he always say that is beautiful and I say it turned out so good I am glad I didn't read the inst? lol
    I understand how you feel but hang in there it real probably end up being your favorite quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    That's why I just have dogs. They at least pretend to listen. And they are always good for a kiss or two. A couple weeks ago I found a 1/2 yard of airplane fabric I thought I would use for a quilts for kids project. I measured and calculated that I had enough for the # of squares I needed, and cut away. Got to the last 4 inches and didn't have enough for another row. When I rechecked everything, I found I had laid the ruler on the wrong line and made the first row too big. I'll never find that fabric again because it has been in my stash for years. Oh, well, live and learn.
    Publish picture. I may have it. Does it have a royal blue background? I've had mine for years also...
    Here is a picture of my miscut fabric. It is Timeless Treasures, but that's all I have. And by the way for the pity party, I have to drink wine, because I get migraines from chocolate.

    Oh my gosh! Chocolate causing migraines sounds like you need a pity party for that too!

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    Maybe you can post a pic of the fabric in it's own topic, I bet someone here has a piece to share with you :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Man! It must be something in the air! So sorry you are having this problem. I recently bought a kit, which is something I don't often do. Was at our DS's over the weekend and as I was cutting it out, I miscut...thought OH, NO! Well, turns out, even if I had not made the mistake, I wouldn't have had enough to cut as the directions instructed. Then other fabric had way over what I needed! Good Grief! I had done a shop hop in Rochester, NY area on Friday and Saturday, but of course I got to this on Sunday when the shops weren't open, so I called the Ben Franklin back in PA where I got it and they didn't have any left. Called another near where I live and they had some, but couldn't get it until I got back to PA. DRAT! So, I got it after work today. Just hate that I had to spend more on the kit when it was all supposed to be there.

    Glad to know that I am not alone in my woes! Bring on the chocolate!!!!!!!
    Just to let you know, I have ordered a keg for this pitty party. Did I mention it is full of Chocolate syrup? Break out the ice cream! :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    Just to let you know, I have ordered a keg for this pitty party. Did I mention it is full of Chocolate syrup? Break out the ice cream! :idea:

    Oh wow!!!!!!! Ice cream with chocolate syrup...hmmm....maybe warm the syrup and add some peanut butter??? I'm in either way!!!!!!! :thumbup:

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    You guys are the bestest! All your sympathy really, really helped. I went back this morning and snitched some of the girls from the 2nd quilt (I ordered another yard of that sucker!) and managed to sew all 18 of the little girl blocks! Now on to the stars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    You guys are the bestest! All your sympathy really, really helped. I went back this morning and snitched some of the girls from the 2nd quilt (I ordered another yard of that sucker!) and managed to sew all 18 of the little girl blocks! Now on to the stars...
    You go girl!!!!! Way to persevere!

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    wine will do.

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