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Thread: I can't believe what I did

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    I can't believe what I did

    I quilted a Christmas quilt I made for one of my granddaughters. I have had so much trouble with this quilt with thread breaking and bobbin backlash. This is the first time that has happened with the bobbin. So finished it up today and took it off the machine. I QUILTED IT WITH THE BACKING ON WRONG SIDE OUT!!!!! Well guess what? I'm NOT gonna frog that whole quilt. I'm gonna do a decreritive stitch on the seam then do a few more so it will look like I planned it that way. She don't sew and it's only a lap quilt so I doubt she will know the differance.

    The back fabric looks ok with it that way, just the seam is wrong. I told my husband it was almost like I wasn't suppose to finish that quilt. I have one more to quilt for another granddaughter. Hope this one goes better.

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    I have had a few of those moments myself. Great save with the decorative stitches to hide the seam.

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    Really great save!!!!

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    Great idea to use decorative stitches. I hope the second one goes better.

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    LOL, sounds like a great plan to save the quilt.

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    Isn't that what sewing machines are for, decorative designs to hide mistakes It will be great!!!
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    Remember a crisis is just a design opportunity!
    Besides, you paid for both sides of that fabric, you should USE both/either side!!
    It sounds like you've come up with a wonderful solution to your "design opportunity.
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    Sounds like something I'd do. I congratulate you on your creativity. I'm sure you're the only one who will know (besides hubby).

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    When I sit down to piece or quilt, I say to myself, "What am I going to m**s up today?" I'm not a pessimist by nature, but I am when I'm quilting. I keep my froggers handy.

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    There are never any mistakes....just creative adjustments!

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    Sometimes you cannot tell which side is the top. I am glad you are using those decorative stitches. It will be OK!
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    Perfect save.... who's to know but that you, in your creative way, didn't plan it!

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    Oh my, I did that once too. I put a label between two sections of fabric forming a strip and then hand stitched this strip over the seam. No one was the wiser and it looked like it was intentional.

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    I think your plan is brilliant! When I lived in Hawaii the style was to make Hawaiian shirts using the bright prints wrong side out, to tone them down. So who's to say you aren't starting a trend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Remember a crisis is just a design opportunity!
    Besides, you paid for both sides of that fabric, you should USE both/either side!!
    It sounds like you've come up with a wonderful solution to your "design opportunity.
    I really like that quote, "Remember a crisis is just a design opportunity!" Definitely one to keep in mind for a future crisis.

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    If you are experiencing backlash,you need a bobbin washer.Bobbin Genies come to mind.What kind of a machine do you quilt on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Remember a crisis is just a design opportunity!
    Besides, you paid for both sides of that fabric, you should USE both/either side!!
    It sounds like you've come up with a wonderful solution to your "design opportunity.
    i agree with jan. good job.
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    My mother passed down a saying to me that was given her: " You just say, 'that's the way I wanted it'" LOL
    I've used that a LOT.

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    My mother passed down a saying to me that was given her: " You just say, 'that's the way I wanted it'" LOL
    I've used that a LOT.

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    One thing is for sure; we have all done something like that at one time or the other; AND we won't tell!!!!!!

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    Creative design change! Thank heavens for decorative stitches. It's amazing what they can hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Remember a crisis is just a design opportunity!
    Besides, you paid for both sides of that fabric, you should USE both/either side!!
    It sounds like you've come up with a wonderful solution to your "design opportunity.
    ditto to Jan!
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