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I really need to rip this, right?

Old 09-03-2018, 05:37 PM
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Default I really need to rip this, right?

It's so hard to motivate myself right now... Just trying to finish even a small project is so hard. I keep chanting, 'better done than perfect' but...
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:18 PM
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Or you could pretend you want it to look that way. I sort of like it.

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Old 09-03-2018, 07:28 PM
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I like it too. It would have to be way worse for me to rip it.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:09 PM
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Eh--come back to it when you're fresh. Not now. It'll seem like no biggie at all later, and you'll be glad you did. But if you try now, you might regret it.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:05 PM
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Are you one of those who washes your quilt right away to get the crinkled look? If you are then leave it be, you will never see it! If you're not then I would just let it be anyway because it might be worse the next time. So sorry this happened to you.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:14 AM
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I think a lot depends on who the quilt is for - and how much of a perfectionist you are!

Can someone explain why this happens and what to do to prevent it - it happens to me all the time.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:20 AM
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we'd need more information to give accurate advice.

is it cotton batting? polyester? a blend?

it appears to have been quilted without using a walking foot.
is that true?

did you baste it?
did you baste it enough?

it looks as though the top tension is off by just a smidge.

that said, i wouldn't rip it; and my friends harrass me all the time about being too picky.

it doesn't look as you hoped/expected, but it does not look bad at all.

as Arrianna pointed out, once it has made a trip through the laundry, the "problem that isn't really a problem" will disappear.
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:24 AM
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Can you be sure it won't look worse after you take it out and redo it? On of the problems you will encounter is having a very small space to work in because of the restriction of other quilted areas.
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:55 AM
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I don't see a problem with it. It's a quilt. It's supposed to be crinkly. Move on.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:05 AM
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I think it is fine and would definitely leave it. As others have said it won't matter once the quilt has been washed. Looking at your photo, I think that you might try lengthening your stitch next time. I go from 3 to 3.5 on straight line quilting (2 for piecing) on my machine.
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