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Thread: Help.................. I'm left handed in a right handed world trying to quilt

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    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
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    Any one else have this affliction? Just finished some mug rugs for swap and noticed all the pockets are on the right side of the rug. Dang, I hate it when that happens,I'm starting over, too much trouble to take em off and the Elvis one has a design problem................Dang.
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    Ah, the world just doesn't realize how handicapped we lefties are!!! But always remember- we are the only ones in our right minds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant
    Any one else have this affliction? Just finished some mug rugs for swap and noticed all the pockets are on the right side of the rug. Dang, I hate it when that happens,I'm starting over, too much trouble to take em off and the Elvis one has a design problem................Dang.

    Why do you feel you need to do it over again. So what if the pockets are on the right side.

    There are MANY quilters who are left handed and some of us are ambidextrous (able to use left and right hand).

    I personally don't feel we have to accomodate another group over what we are especially this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    Ah, the world just doesn't realize how handicapped we lefties are!!! But always remember- we are the only ones in our right minds!
    With that being said than what does that make an ambidextrous person?

    :twisted:

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    I've made several mug rugs for swaps and haven't done a pocket...is it for spoon?

    I don't see how it matters which side the pocket is on, please don't do it over, it looks great! I love it.

    BTW, I'm a lefty as well, I've been asked how it affects my knitting, cross stitching and quilting...I don't see how it has, it all looks the same in the end.

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    I am a lefty...and love it. We are a breed of our own. We think differently, we create..our passions are heartfelt. It doesn't matter what side the pocket is on. The important thing is that you created it.

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    Im a lefty quilter as well and seriously if you hadn't sad it was on the wrong side I never would have thought so. Who decided it has to be on the other side, it's a design choice. I often(ok, always) do things oppositIte of my fellow righty quilters, this is what makes us unique. Oh!, I absolutely love love love your mug rug, so you can always send it to me :) a fellow lefty who would appreciate the pocket where it is :)

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    I would not change a thing! I'm a lefty too and I love it! Being a lefty is a blessing.....lol! We get to embrace being different!

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    I am left handed too. Have a nick name "The Witch" I dont care what others think just as long as I enjoy the journey of all my stitching. I have had some laughs from my quilting group as they are not used to seeing me embroider or stitch with my left hand so the other day they were in awe while watching me. We all had a good laugh at " you look so uncomfortable". Must add that my colonial knots or french knots come out much nicer than the right handers. hehehehe :thumbup:

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    Sorry double posted.

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    well im a righty...grammas a lefty...she does her crafty stuff just fine

    and as far as your mug rug...i like it...who says the spoons on the wrong side..i could use it like it is

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    All the lefties in my family are extremely artistic! And I'm not one of them.
    I don't see anything wrong with your Elvis Mug (rug lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz
    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    Ah, the world just doesn't realize how handicapped we lefties are!!! But always remember- we are the only ones in our right minds!
    With that being said than what does that make an ambidextrous person?

    :twisted:
    I write lefty, but I think being 'ambi' makes me very lucky! When cutting fabric, I don't have to move the fabric or adjust the ruler, I just switch the rotary cutter between hands, when my right hand becomes crampy after a stint of hand stitching, I use my left, although it feels more natural using my right. I remember in elementary school the teacher would give me those left-handed scissors, and I could never understand why they wouldn't cut. I was using them in my right hand! The teacher probably thought I wasn't very bright! lol!

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    I am also a lefty, I don't see that it has caused me any more difficulty than any other person. Both of my parents and my brother are righties, both of my children are lefties. I wouldn't be me if I were anyother way.

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    I'm right handed, the pockets would not be awkward for right handed people. I wouldn't change them.

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    I wouldn't change a thing - I agree with the other posts! It is a right-handed world and I am a lefty too! Right-handed people do not have a clue and take everything for granted. I recently bought a left-handed rotary cutter and love it.

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    I am right handed, but my Mom and sister are lefties. I often do thing backwards (like threading a needle). Because my Mom did. I wouldn't change the pockets, let the righties adjust.

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    I ,too am a lefty and there is nothing wrong with your mug rug..I think it is perfect!
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    I'm also left handed and I don't see a problem with the mug rug.

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    I am a lefty too! Mom taught me to cut with right handed scissors. To this day I can not use a pair of left handed ones. I do rotary cut with my left hand and any hand sewing is done that way as well. My babysitter taught me to crochet right handed. Wouldn't have a clue how to do it any other way. We're in with a good crowd. Leonardo DaVinci and Albert Einstein were both left handed. I can legabily write backwards if I have to. (But why?) At least in school I wasn't forced to write with the other hand.

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    Isn't there a saying that goes something like: If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, then only left-handed people are in their right mind!" :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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    Looks good to me!!!

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    I won't change the pocket either. There is nothing wrong with it where it is. I'm right handed.

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    So now that you have rug mugs for left handed people, make some for right handed people and label both as to what they are if you are giving or selling them.

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    How can you put a mug on Elvis's face.NO NO!

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