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How I Fixed My Big Mistake!

Old 06-18-2019, 02:11 PM
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First of all, I really love this fabric and the patterns you may obtain from this quilt pattern. Having said that, I have to admit that everything that I could do wrong with this quilt, I did. My first problem came when I realized I had the wrong bias binding tool. This pattern Is from MSQC and it uses their binding tool. My binding tool was 1/8" shorter than it needed to be. After cutting several pieces, I realized my mistake and decided I had to cut more pieces a bit longer. So I did. When I came to the addition of the 1/2 square triangles, the cut size didn't fit. So to correct that, I cut larger 1/2 square triangles. I thought I had corrected my mistakes until I sewed my first 4 blocks (16") together and realized that the new 1/2 square triangles didn't match up with the squares! Sigh!!! I just ordered more fabric and plugged along. Well, I have the quilt sewn together and the first photo shows my mistake (one of them) and the second photo shows my fix for it. I made 1/2 inch bias tape and sewed it over the mistakes! Sigh!!! I only have one section done so far but it seems to look okay. I have 3 more sections to add bias tape too. Only time will tell what other issues I may run into before this quilt is finished. The backing I have for it is berber, which I love. We shall see how that goes. To be shown at a later date!

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Old 06-18-2019, 02:23 PM
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Oh dear! It's always an adventure when the pattern goes wrong. Glad you could find a fix and rescue your quilt. That is one of my favorite fabric collections. Always pretty. Continue on with your special design elements and we will keep your secrets.

That binding tool messes me up too. LOL!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:00 PM
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actually is looks lovely. keep going. that really adds to the quilt! wonderful save.
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:26 PM
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Like some say, a creative opportunity!!! Great quilt!!!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:48 PM
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Great save and love the fabrics, they are worth a bit of effort!
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:00 PM
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Oh, I feel your pain. I've had more than one project like that that seemed to abide by Murphy's Law. But your creative save is quite lovely.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:54 PM
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​Pretty design accent and it will be original!
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:31 PM
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I think your fix has made a beautiful improvement in the pattern. In the end I think you will consider that to have been a "happy mistake". Good job, great fix.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:38 PM
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I think the bias tape is very additive. Your own design element!
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:41 AM
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Beautiful save. Only you will ever know there was a mistake.
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