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Thread: It's not that I'm complaining

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    Senior Member hannajo's Avatar
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    After reading so many great posts on here in the last few days, I was fully inspired to get back to the quilt I've been working on for my nephew. I was "pumped." I sewed two strips to the sides, about 4' each, then had to take both of them out. So after about 5 minutes of sewing and 45 minutes of un-sewing, I felt so frustrated that I stopped and got back on the computer. Not that I'm complaining... :oops:

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    Hey, welcome to the club! Wait until you unsew the same #@#$#% seam, not once or twice, but, threeeeee times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Hey, welcome to the club! Wait until you unsew the same #@#$#% seam, not once or twice, but, threeeeee times!
    I can relate...

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    lol,some days are not sewing days.I have on days and off days also.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting. There is a good deal of unsewing along with the sewing. Enjoy it all.

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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone

    OK, I'm going back in, and hopefully I won't be throwing anything this time. :D

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    my grandma always said...Never start anything after noon Friday..It will never go together and never get finished. I have stuck to that and use my weekends for planning unless my project is already started. =)

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    I hear ya. I needed to finish a baby quilt. (Well, plan it, start it and finish it yesterday.) Finished it last night and threw it in the wash and dryer. Got up this morning and saw what I didn't see last night. The binding was soooooo bad, I cut it off and put on a new one before delivering it today. I learned a big lesson. Don't try to do the binding when sleepy and without my much needed glasses. :oops:

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    I had one of those days on Thursday. Mine is still laying on the table. I will get back to it tomorrow.

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    Just walk away and take a breather is what I do. I get so frustrated sometimes when I keep making the same mistake. In the end, I get the project done and am usually pretty happy with it.

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    Been there done that and have a lot of T shirts. LOL

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    Welcome from Florida!! I think we have all done it more than once!! At least I know I have!! :D

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    Tomorrow is another day. Just walk away and go back refeshed.

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    And that is why I call myself "stitchnripper"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    And that is why I call myself "stitchnripper"!!

    now that is funny cause that is my middle name. lol lol lol

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    I had to embrace it to enjoy quilting!

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    The famous 2 step quilt dance, 2 strips forward 3 strips back!! Better to make the mistake and catch it then finish the quilt and scream! As some say grab a glass of wine and start again!!

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    Would you like to know how many different seam rippers I bought before I found the perfect one to quickly rip out those numerous "boo boos"? I bet I can find at least 6 without even really looking hard.

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    Welcome to the club! You and your seam ripper will be BFF.

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    We have all done that. At least on the computer you don't need a seam ripper :lol:

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    My 7th grade Home Economics teacher told us, "As you sew, so shall ye rip!" We have all been there and done that! Keep smiling and sewing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting. There is a good deal of unsewing along with the sewing. Enjoy it all.
    "As you sew, so shall you rip" has been a motto of mine for a LONG TIME !!

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    Been there, done that many mnay times.

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    Good Morning,
    My rule is to get up and do something else. Give it time and go back to it. I have saved my un-sewing projects for when my husband says sit with me while he watches his shows.
    Every one has those problems ,even the best quilters. For me I am sad to say but for a few years I had the title of best stitch remover. In a class some one would be struggling to un-do and I would do it for them all too quickly. I was good at that,I am not sure what that says about me.
    Christina

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannajo
    Thanks for the kind words, everyone

    OK, I'm going back in, and hopefully I won't be throwing anything this time. :D
    I had to chuckle at this. I told a friend who I am attempting at designing and making a queen size quilt for him that I threw away his quilt the other day. I got mad at it and it didn't look good at all.

    He's a good friend and after a slight paused said "threw it away? Well you're the quilter I guess it must have deserved it." I didn't tell him that I was able to retrieve it later since I didn't put anything on top of it and throwing it away meant throwing it away into my scrap pile. As if I would have actually thrown the fabric away away after paying that price for it!

    Anyway, don't give up. One of these days you'll sew it how you like it sewn. Don't forget to threaten it with throwing it out. It worked wonders for me. :)

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