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    I goofed...

    I just spent an hour drawing applique houses on my Steam a Seam Lite. I drew 21 roofs, 21 houses, 21 doors. I cut one out to try (thankfully). I ironed the rooftop to the back of my fabric and then realized I used the Fusion pens to draw with. The iron erased it. Now I have to re-draw them all again. I just grabbed the closest pen to me. It is a very valuable lesson. I'm just grateful I didn't cut them all out and iron them all at once. Back to the drawing board.
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    I think this is bigger than an oops - an OH SH** maybe? Glad you can get a do-over.

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    Maybe it's just a day for goofs. I was piecing another top, for another dog bed (long story). The original block was a pinwheel star but I decided to put a paw print, instead of a pinwheel. Cut a center square, appliqued the paw print, sewed on the HSTs, then decided the paw print would look better on a different background. Made a new center, did the appliqued paw print again, etc. This time, when I sewed on the side HSTs, I noticed they were a bit too long . . . but figured I'd simply cut my original square, too large. No problem. I'd trim, as needed. Got the flying geese all nice and neat. So! I began pinning together my three rows . . . but the flying geese section was too long for my center block. HUH??? Turns out I forgot about taking 1/2" seams, when I cut out that center block. DUH!!!! After trimming back all the other pieces, decided to take a break . . . and here I am.

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    I keep my black Frixion pen and my black fine Sharpie faaar away from each other now. I don't think I have to tell you why.

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    The next time you do that, put your fabric in the fridge, the lines will reappear in a little bit. We tried this in the freezer at a meeting and it is true!
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    I did the same thing .....put it in the freezer the lines came back. Good luck!
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    Can't even begin to list all of the screw ups my quilting adventures have produced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty quilter View Post
    Can't even begin to list all of the screw ups my quilting adventures have produced!
    Me neither, not this one but, lots of others. Just when I think I have made all possible goofs, I come up with another.
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    i'm joining this crowd! I can't remember all the oops I've done! Too many to count!

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    Me too! Way too many Oops and Oh S***! moments happen at my sewing space to count!! I get frustrated but then figure out how to deal. Of course, in some cases it may take me a year or two to "deal"! LOL
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    My name should be goof up, lol.....I have and still have a lot of Oh S*** !!! moments. I hate it too. But I think if you are always going to have them. It seems like I un rip more that I sew sometimes, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I just spent an hour drawing applique houses on my Steam a Seam Lite. I drew 21 roofs, 21 houses, 21 doors. I cut one out to try (thankfully). I ironed the rooftop to the back of my fabric and then realized I used the Fusion pens to draw with. The iron erased it. Now I have to re-draw them all again. I just grabbed the closest pen to me. It is a very valuable lesson. I'm just grateful I didn't cut them all out and iron them all at once. Back to the drawing board.
    put it all in the refrig or freezer, it will come back LOL
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    Oh no! I got re-acquainted with my seam ripper the other day!
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    I don't know if Steam A Seam has changed since I used it a few years ago, but I don't iron until after the applique piece is cut out. When you peel off the paper, the Steam A Seam would stick to the fabric enought to be able to cut out the piece. I only used the iron once when all the pieces are in place.

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    And sometimes only f***it expresses how bad the mistake is.

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    That is how I learn, from all my mistakes. I am getting pretty good now.
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    Oh my gosh, I hope you don't mind but I am sitting here laughing outloud at what you did. Sounds like such an easy thing to do. Love those Fusion pens but not in your case. That's a real test of patience now to redraw all of those pcs. Good luck.

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    I feel your pain as I have done this, too....

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    I'm glad no one listens, when I sew. I tend to talk to things . . . seam ripper, sewing machine, etc. It's never MY fault, you see!

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    I agree with Nessie it's never my fault

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    Well, with a name like Stitchnripper you can imagine what I spend a lot of time doing!!!!

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    Cheer up! If it's possible to goof, I've done it. We all have. Enjoy the process.

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    Oh, how frustrating! But thankfully fixable.
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    So glad to know the freezer trick because this is an "oops" I am bound to commit at some point. Good luck jcrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
    I think this is bigger than an oops - an OH SH** maybe? Glad you can get a do-over.

    HAHAHAAAAA !! I just spit my coffee readin that !! Good thing you did a test first !!!

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