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    1. when the kids talk to me while i'm cutting fabric...
    2. when i begin something only to have to leave in the middle of it.
    3. ruler thing!!
    4. when i failed to buy enough fabric from a store 40 miles away - and knowing there's still somet there - i just have to go get it :(
    5. having to go to work instead of staying home to quilt :)

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    Mystery quilt classes. I joined my first, and did as instructed. Hated the block and design so now I have this huge box of strips cut and several squares sewed and I know I'll never finish it. Never signed up for another mystery since. I'm a 'need to know' person in that I need to know what it will look like when finished or I will never start cutting fabric. Now I make a block of a design before I cut anymore fabric for the rest of the squares. Too many other projects and ideas that I want to do.

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    I hate it when I'm cutting my fabric and my back starts to hurt sooo bad. I wish my dining room table was just a bit higher!! I can't cut sitting, I have to stand, and when I'm bent over, my body is at a 90 degree angle! Lol.

    I found a high "bar-type" table in the clearance section of Nebraska Furniture Mart. It is the perfect height to use as a cutting table. I used to cut on the floor :)

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    I have my quilt all laid out and it looks right, sew it together and I have 2 blocks the same next to each other.

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    I sew the hanging sleeve/rod pocket?? on the bottom of the wall hanging instead of the top. Just did that. GRRRR

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    mk, Kinda sorta the same. I sewed a straight pin with a round head into my batting. It took forever to get it out.

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    I hate it when I think the thread tension is ok then pull the piece out of the machine and find big loops of bobbin thread under the piece. This usually happens when I switch from zig-zag to straight stitch, and is my fault for not taking that into account. I also hate it when the last time I used the machine I was doing a zig-zag machine quilting and I switch the foot I was using to my 1/4" foot only to start to sew and break the needle, because I forgot to switch the stitch type from zig-zag to straight stitch, again my fault. Can you tell I am inexperienced or what? :lol: :hunf:
    I too hate when the ruler moves! :shock:
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    I hate it when I am quilting the quilt and the bottom of the quilt gets caught up in the back and then I have to take out the stiches.

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    My quilting pet peeve is when you post a question and a lot of people say well I don't know that but I am sure some one will. I probably will be hated after this. But if you don't know the answer give the people that do a chance to say yes I do know. I have posted questions before and gotten good answers. But before I got to them I gave up reading all the I don't knows.
    Now you can hate me. Juju

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    When I'm machine quilting and the tension gets all messed up on the back side and I don't realize it for about a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingWithMissy
    My quilting pet peeve is when you post a question and a lot of people say well I don't know that but I am sure some one will. I probably will be hated after this. But if you don't know the answer give the people that do a chance to say yes I do know. I have posted questions before and gotten good answers. But before I got to them I gave up reading all the I don't knows.
    Now you can hate me. Juju
    I'm not gonna yell, but there's one thing you didn't consider. Although yes, it's annoying at times, it can be helpful.

    On forums with a lot of very active members it's easy for a post with no replies to get pushed down to the bottom of the page or even to the 2nd page really quick and it may get overlooked. So when someone posts on it (even if they don;t know the answer), it gets bumped to the top of the page where it's more easily seen. Just something to ponder. ;)

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    not a hate but found a solution to ruler moves
    Take a no slip draw liner sheet (at $ store for $1 or lowes for $5) and either lay below the cut line then put ruler on top or spray adhesive a strip to the bottom of your ruler and kiss ruler slip good bye.

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    I hate it when the thread breaks,you re do it and it breaks again,I don't know if it is the kind of thread or the needle or what.But I somties act like a little kid and just grit my teeths and scream..NOt real loud but kind of through my teeth..

    That is why I loved my Janome 9000 it never did that and just sews so smooth and quite. I will be glad when I get it fixed. Wating for the ship to come in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb in calif
    not a hate but found a solution to ruler moves
    Take a no slip draw liner sheet (at $ store for $1 or lowes for $5) and either lay below the cut line then put ruler on top or spray adhesive a strip to the bottom of your ruler and kiss ruler slip good bye.
    Great idea!

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    when I'm almost finished and run out of bobbin or cut 3 1/4 when I
    should have cut 3 1/2

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    Just one more then I will stop, I promise.
    I hate it when I am machine quilting and I take the quilt out and find out that the material on the back of the quilt edges has folded and I have sewn it to the back of the quilt. Then I have to rip it out and do it over, what a bummer. Grrrr!!!!! :thumbdown:

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    I hate it when I order an expensive quilt kit and then discover when it arrives that it's made up of the sleazy fabric I could have gotten at Joann's . Dang ! :(

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    I hate it when the iron, with its auto-off feature, shuts off and is cold when I need to press seams. It's on my list to replace asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb in calif
    not a hate but found a solution to ruler moves
    Take a no slip draw liner sheet (at $ store for $1 or lowes for $5) and either lay below the cut line then put ruler on top or spray adhesive a strip to the bottom of your ruler and kiss ruler slip good bye.
    I found another solution at a local fabric store. It was a package of small adhesive dots made out of fine sandpaper made specifically to attach to the bottom side of rulers to keep them from slipping. I placed them in the corners of the rulers about 1/2 inch from the edge and one in the middle. Works beautifully.

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    .....I'm putting the binding on and have come all the way around to join the two tails together and either:

    1) mark it, but forget to unfold it before cutting and now the two ends don't meet and I have to sew another piece on to make it reach......OR

    2) mark it and cut it correctly, but sew it together with a full twist in it!

    Don't even ask me how often I have done both of these! I hate it when I am such a SLOW LEARNER!

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    Someone said:


    "I hate it when I'm cutting my fabric and my back starts to hurt sooo bad. I wish my dining room table was just a bit higher!! I can't cut sitting, I have to stand, and when I'm bent over, my body is at a 90 degree angle! Lol."


    I purchased a set of bed risers to put under my dining room table to solve that very problem! What a relief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    This morning I unsewed something only to realize I had done it right in the first place so I had to resew what I just unsewed.
    You, too! I've even done it twice!

    My other peeve is when I'm concentrating so hard that I don't hear DH coming down the hall, and I yelp when he says something.

    The bobbin thing - when the light goes on I KNOW there's thread left, so I keep sewing, and I usually forget the light went on - - -

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    I lay down a quilting tool and it takes me forever to find it and I just had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltinCuzn
    I hate it when I'm cutting my fabric and my back starts to hurt sooo bad. I wish my dining room table was just a bit higher!! I can't cut sitting, I have to stand, and when I'm bent over, my body is at a 90 degree angle! Lol.

    I found a high "bar-type" table in the clearance section of Nebraska Furniture Mart. It is the perfect height to use as a cutting table. I used to cut on the floor :)
    Try putting blocks under the table legs to raise it to the right height so you don't have to bend over & hurt your back. I have mine at 36", and it works for me - I'm 5'6" and I have serious vertabrae problems. My chirpractor told me this is the right height for me. His wife is a quilter, too, so he knew better than to tell me to stop sewing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mplsgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by eb in calif
    not a hate but found a solution to ruler moves
    Take a no slip draw liner sheet (at $ store for $1 or lowes for $5) and either lay below the cut line then put ruler on top or spray adhesive a strip to the bottom of your ruler and kiss ruler slip good bye.
    Great idea!
    2 more ruler slip fixes: Dritz fabric grippers that you stick to the back of your rullers. Ditto the little sandpaper grippers. They really work.

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