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

Old 05-25-2018, 05:40 PM
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Default 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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Old 05-25-2018, 05:54 PM
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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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Old 05-25-2018, 06:06 PM
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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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Old 05-25-2018, 06:17 PM
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“Nobody gets hurt” giggle! I was too stubborn trying to get darn points right
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:57 PM
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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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Old 05-25-2018, 09:17 PM
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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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Old 05-26-2018, 03:31 AM
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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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Old 05-26-2018, 03:45 AM
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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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Old 05-26-2018, 03:57 AM
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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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Old 05-26-2018, 06:32 AM
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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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