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Thread: Havin' a Pity Party...Come On In!

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    I'm mad and frustrated. I got a kit from Hancock and started cutting the fabric on Saturday. The first thing was fussy cutting 18 paper dolls out of a yard of fabric. I managed that...ok. Then came the strips for sashing, etc. That went better. Then came the stars. I got the "tri-rec" and got the triangles right. I cut the 4" squares and cut out the triangles. Then the piece that makes it a rectangle messed me up. I assumed (yes, I'm the ***) I needed to cut the 4" squares before I cut out the wedges. By the time I figured it out (and read the instructions 3 more times) I used up all of the fabric in that color. I had to call Hancock and order more fab. The kicker is when my son came in and didn't want to even listen to my tale of woe. He just assumed I did it on purpose, I guess!

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    I have done things like that as well, there is no sympathy in my house so I don't bother. MY QUILT FRIENDS ARE HERE !!

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    Oh No! I can commiserate, I did the same thing not long ago... I will gladly pull up a chair and sit with you for a bit... here is a glass of (insert your favorite beverage) and have a cookie or two.... and THEN we can move on to something more fun to get our minds off of this :wink: :D:D:D

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    I feel your pain. I got a kit and did not like that they had the directional on 3 sides laying down I wanted my trees
    all upright so I too had to order more fabric to finish it. I think I'll stick to pattern and fabric and no kits. Just me and my thoughts.

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    Hugs Hugs :thumbup: :thumbup:

    It seems like we learn by our mistakes, hang in there!

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    I get lots of sympathy, then...why did you do that? :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Oh No! I can commiserate, I did the same thing not long ago... I will gladly pull up a chair and sit with you for a bit... here is a glass of (insert your favorite beverage) and have a cookie or two.... and THEN we can move on to something more fun to get our minds off of this :wink: :D:D:D
    Thanks amma. Ditter's Man joke helped a bunch!

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    Totally understand. The next time son wants you to listen.....well you know what to do.....lol lol lol

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    Here's a {{{HUG}}}
    Been there, done that! When I first started quilting I had a neighbor that was very a experienced/accomplished quilter. I had to take it over and ask for help. She gave me some fabric from her stash to substitute in. I don't use kits any more and I always buy a little extra just in case.

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    I have ice cream and starburst will that help?? I am sorry he didn't listen good news is I have too have a shoulder and am here to listen! Take care and enjoy the ice cream :)

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    sigh.... I'm all in to the PITY PARTY too!!
    I'm making a square yo yo quilt ( all in purples and lavenders) been gradually buying the colors I find in bargin bins, etc. DH finially sat down and did the math on how many more squares I needed......but in the mess of my sewing room , I lost the list. I had been keeping any new squares separated so I could keep a running count... but since I have been looking for the list of # for a week, I gave up and just piled all my squares together and went back to sewing.... a few min later.. I found the list!.... sigh..... My sweet hubby went thru the entire stack and resorted my count.. YEA!!!!! 80 more Squares!!!!! off to purple/lavender hunt tomorrow!!!! I want this thing done by christmas!!!!!!!

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    If all else fails, eat chocolate!

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    I'm so sorry....I've done similar things and felt like slapping myself silly. And the glazed look that you get when you try to vent to a non-quilter is the icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    If all else fails, eat chocolate!
    AMEN!

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    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.

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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.
    Well, I feel your pain. After I posted this, I cut another strip wrong! It's like once you make a stupid mistake it throws off your concentration and you can't do anything right. I put all of it away. I'll "play" with it tomorrow when I'm fresh. (And given son a good tongue lashing!)

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    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.

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    I've only made 1 kit quilt, lots of extra fabric but, I don't want to do any more.

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    Ooooh, Pity party!!! I'll be there in a few minutes because I excel at those!!

    {{Hugs}} I'm sorry you're having problems. Hang in there, tomorrow will be a better day!

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    I have cut things wrong many times or ran short of fabric. Sorry you had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    I get lots of sympathy, then...why did you do that? :shock:
    Now that sounds familiar ;)

    Deb

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    Can I join the pity party. My eyes hurt like ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    If all else fails, eat chocolate!
    Oh yeah! I'm in for the chocolate. I've been known to put off cutting fabric that I really love for fear I will make a mistake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Oh No! I can commiserate, I did the same thing not long ago... I will gladly pull up a chair and sit with you for a bit... here is a glass of (insert your favorite beverage) and have a cookie or two.... and THEN we can move on to something more fun to get our minds off of this :wink: :D:D:D
    This kind of pain requires CHOCOLATE!

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    Oh we all do stuff like that... Move on. All we can do.

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