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Old 02-13-2013, 01:58 PM
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It's been one of those days. I kept putting the pieces in the wrong direction, or so I thought. Then I ripped them out only to find I had sewn them on the correct side the first time. After 2-3 times of doing that I just said enough is enough!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:05 PM
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Been there done that. Most of the time I lay a block out and sew in stages to keep pieces straight.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:23 PM
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I feel your pain. I'm setting here ripping border strips that I sewed one right side to one wrong side. 3 sets! It's time to quit.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:36 PM
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Oh gosh, how many times have I done that? Too many to count.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:38 PM
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wow i am glad i am not the only one that gets good use out of her seam ripper. lol
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That usually happens to me when I'm sewing when I'm tired and fog headed. It used to be that was late at night, so I called it the After Midnight Curse. I've done some spectacular mess ups after midnight. These days, I generally quit for the night at 9, and I still have made some frustrating mistakes.

My latest episode of twitter patedness was to copy the templates for a block from a book, only to fail to recognize I'd moved off of the 12" block pages, and on to a 9" block page... Felt fairly stupid about that. THEN I realized that not all the templates were correctly sized anyway. I'd copied them correctly, but once piece just wasn't right at ALL. I quit and went to bed. Got up the next day and got out my grids and drafted the stupid thing from scratch! It's a fairly annoying book anyway, and has NO assembly instructions for any block, so you're on your own. Which isn't always best for me!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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I do that sometimes too. Maybe that's why I like batiks so much!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:32 PM
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YIKES! glad you had sense to step away.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:35 PM
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been there - done that far too often...
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:15 PM
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It is time to quit binding when you have sewn the project to your shirt. It is time to stop FMQing when you realize that after 10 minutes of meandering and fighting the machine, you never dropped the feed dogs...
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