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    Junior Member NanaCindyLou's Avatar
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    Is it just me....

    I am new to everything and as an added challenge upgraded my sewing machine on Saturday...Last night my goal was to make a very simple tag for my first ever rag quilt (first ever any quilt)... I made 3 different "test" tags and when I got things like I wanted (and pretty darn good too - see - I am giving myself credit for doing something new & unfamiliar) I attempted the real tag.....EVERYTHING went wrong! While I was practicing, things got progressively better - no puckering, straight(ish), etc... when I started the real thing everything went wrong! I am laughing this morning and ready to jump back in, but last night, not so much....

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    Of course it messed up on the GOOD tag. Isn't that the way everything goes?

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    Just keep trying, it is bound to get better.
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    think of every tag as a practice tag.
    maybe less pressure is all you need.
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    Today will be a better day!!!!

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    Just keep on trying! You will get it!!!!

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    What do you mean by a tag? A quilt label?
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    At least you know you CAN do what you are trying to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    What do you mean by a tag? A quilt label?
    Inquisitive minds want to know! I've never heard of "tags" either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCindyLou View Post
    I am new to everything and as an added challenge upgraded my sewing machine on Saturday...Last night my goal was to make a very simple tag for my first ever rag quilt (first ever any quilt)... I made 3 different "test" tags and when I got things like I wanted (and pretty darn good too - see - I am giving myself credit for doing something new & unfamiliar) I attempted the real tag.....EVERYTHING went wrong! While I was practicing, things got progressively better - no puckering, straight(ish), etc... when I started the real thing everything went wrong! I am laughing this morning and ready to jump back in, but last night, not so much....
    Have you tried using a stabilizer. I usually use a stabilizer, then trim of all the excess when I'm through. good luck

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