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Thread: How many times have you sewn/ripped same seam?!

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    How many times have you sewn/ripped same seam?!

    I think I lost count at Four! It could have been more! And it was only a 5 inch seam! I stayed to long.
    should have quit long ago today!
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    I stop sewing when I rip the same seam three times. Usually, that's late at night and I should be heading to bed anyway.
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    After the third time, or sooner if the fabric is fraying. I am usually overly tired or overly excited or overly pressured with a self-imposed deadline (as in the date of the party or occasion). That's when I say to myself, "walk away from the machine and nobody gets hurt." LOL

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    “Nobody gets hurt” giggle! I was too stubborn trying to get darn points right

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    I haven't ever kept count but it's been quite a few. Just hate days like that.
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    I think my limit is three - by then my temper is taking over and time for me to walk away. (And yes, it's usually late at night - so I try to stop sewing about 9 to 9:30.)

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    i try to convince myself that three attempts is enough for any reasonable person.

    unfortunately, i am not a reasonable person.

    i think the record is at least six.
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    My quilting teacher said that you should probably quit at three because if you keep at it the fabric will be hopelessly stretched by then. Easier to recut & start over. If I'm cussin' or cryin' it is time to take a break. If I decided to sew when I knew I was too tired invariably I was right.

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    I like what Zozee said about nobody getting hurt haha!
    When I first starting sewing long ago, my husband, who is not at all one to tell me what to do generally, made me stop at 10 pm because I would get all riled up! I still chuckle at that memory. I don't usually sew at night anymore. I like hand work while I'm watching the Yankees but not sewing machine work. Much better haha

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    I am as stubborn as a person can be ---therefore I rip and rip until I have it just the way I want it to be. I am a little of a perfectionist too!! This is probably why I don't get too many quilts made LOL

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    Made a "graduation quilt" , a d9p, and ripped out one little block 5 times and after that I said forget it; it is supposed to be that way. It's a easy quilt to do and I really like the looks of it, but really had to watch nesting those seams.

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    Enjoyed all your comments!

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    My seam ripper and I are on very close terms.

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    I think I'll try - maybe - three times - and then it's stop and rethink - or decide it's "good enough"

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    The seam ripper and I are best friends. My most used tool in the quilt room after the sewing machine and iron, some days more than others. One six and half inch block that finishes six inches took me two days to make and I lost count of how many times I ripped it out and tried again. I was finally successful, so there is a good ending to this story. Others that don't, are packed away in the closet never to see daylight again...and there are a few quilts there, too.

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    Jack and I became close enough friends to be on a first name basis when I was making my Avatar. There were a few seams I ripped 3 or 4 times until I got it to lay flat. Well, flat enough to quilt it anyway lol.

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    Well Iím so anal that I spent 3 days ripping all the quilting out of a quilt that was 7 inches from being completed because I had a pleat i wasnít willing to ignore! It is 76x90, and a very intensive design. Anna

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    The most I have done is three. I'm glad I was by myself. I do not like having to explain why I am talking to myself.
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    Seven times yesterday.

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    I’m no stranger to a ripper either, but I had a very wise quilter tell me that after three rip outs the fabric is getting compromised. So, going on that premise it makes me do my best not to rip!

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