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Old 03-14-2007, 02:00 PM
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Glad to know I'm not the only one, part of mine was ok and part was a disaster, I threw it in the scrap box , go thru the stash find some more fabric and try again. I'm not to good with all these little pieces, I have only done simple paterns so far. I think Iam going to need a month to make one good one. :oops: :hunf:
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Yvonne
Patrice,
Okay, I question "inside" the line. I sew just a tad to the outside of the line, towards the outside corner, so when I fold the inside triangle over I'm folding on the line. Is this just a matter of semantics? Are we saying the same thing? Or not?

Anyway, Debbie, when you go to sew your flying goose onto the middle square, be sure to put the goose on top. That way you can direct your seam right on the edge of the point and when you flip it, it'll be perfect.

I made the same mistake you made, many,many times, until the light finally dawned, "oh, I need a seam allowance!" Like, DUH! I can be taught. :roll:
yes, we were saying the same thing. your outside is my inside. although you lost me with the goose on top thing. what goose on which square? the geese go on the rectangles. and where else would you put them if not on top? (oooooooooooo, i just made myself dizzy. LOL)

yet another reason to stick to chicken and skip the goose. LOL
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Debbie Murry
I tried it again and it still didn't look right but something clicked in my head and I went back to the first one I did and really looked at it and lo and behold it hit me. You do match it up on the outside edge and you do sew on the diag line but before you apply the other side you have to trim and fold the first one back and press. That's what I did wrong. I didn't fold it back over. Let this be a lesson to all of us. When doing something new and you have step by step instructions. Read, read and read it again before attempting to do it. And do every step cuz if you miss one step you will #*&% it up.
and when i'm explaining something i should remember to mention the steps i do so automatically i forget they are steps. i'm sorry. bad habit. i do the same thing to the folks at work when i'm trying to help them over the phone with a compute problem. if i show them, they get to see everything. but i'll often leave out critical details if i'm just describing.

don't be so hard on yourself. if either set of instructions had been more clear and to-the-point (me and my puns! LOL), you wouldn't have made the mistake.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:59 PM
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Long live applique :!: :D
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by vicki reno
Long live applique :!: :D
shhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:31 PM
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Debbie,

Are you clear? If not, I'll take a stab at explaining it also.

tim in san jose

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by k_jupiter
Debbie,

Are you clear? If not, I'll take a stab at explaining it also.

tim in san jose
she's already having a hard enough time. leave the poor kid alone. LOL

Debbie!!! Run!!! Run Fast!!! Run Far!!! Don't look back!!!

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:18 PM
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Just in case you all wanted to know I finished it and it's BEAUUUUTIFUL. Seams are straight and points are exactly where they're supposed to be. The solid is a very light lavander and the print is a dark purple with small lavander roses, green leaves and white little tiny baby's breath flowers. I'm so proud of myself. I figured it out . Sorry we figured it out. I just wish there was someone here I could show it off to. Hubby doesn't count. As soon as my tax refund comes in the first thing I'm going to buy is a digital camera so I can post my pics.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Debbie Murry
Just in case you all wanted to know I finished it and it's BEAUUUUTIFUL. Seams are straight and points are exactly where they're supposed to be. The solid is a very light lavander and the print is a dark purple with small lavander roses, green leaves and white little tiny baby's breath flowers. I'm so proud of myself. I figured it out . Sorry we figured it out. I just wish there was someone here I could show it off to. Hubby doesn't count. As soon as my tax refund comes in the first thing I'm going to buy is a digital camera so I can post my pics.
i can't wait. :-)
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:46 PM
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Congratulations, Debbie!! Hooray!! Hooray!!
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