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Thread: Measure twice, cut once.....

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    That old saying doesn't always work. Sometimes I count 3 times and still manage to mess up. Grrrrrr!

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    How well I know your pain!

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    Tough day? I hope you are relaxing now and that tomorrow will go much better (smile).

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    OH bummer Valsma..not a good thing to do..crafty_linda_b

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    been there!

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    Is your local quilt shop close? Laughing and crying with you.

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    I am in the same boat!!!!

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    That's why some historic quilter invented 'crazy' patches. :P

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    Is there a particular fabric that you need to finish the job?

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    Oh yeah...been there...done that...got the T-shirt!

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    been there and done that too!

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    It ain't easy being human! I feel your pain.

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    same here - sometimes my brain tells me it's wrong, but I keep cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma
    That old saying doesn't always work. Sometimes I count 3 times and still manage to mess up. Grrrrrr!
    Been there, done that, way to many times..

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    I have decided to add "Think correctly" in there first - because I had a recent project which was measured twice, cut once, sewed properly - only to realize that I couldn't salvage it because I'd screwed up my mental calculations and had the wrong dimensions to cut. :(

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    There's so many ways to make mistakes in quilting and I have apparently dedicated my life to discovering all of them.

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    :shock: :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma
    That old saying doesn't always work. Sometimes I count 3 times and still manage to mess up. Grrrrrr!
    I hear you...but, that usually only happens when using stash, have JUST enough fabric(because we know you can't find it any more) and have one or two rows left to complete on a queen size...OMG do I hear you!!!

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    time for a cuppa tea, a stretch break and try it tomorrow. I find this only happens on the most unusual hard to find, replace, duplicate fabrics! never happens on the ones that you have extras of or possible stand ins!

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    What is really frustrating is when you measure several times, then cut, an THEN discover the pattern had the wrong dimensions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma
    That old saying doesn't always work. Sometimes I count 3 times and still manage to mess up. Grrrrrr!
    I do the same with my quilting as well as my Cabineting.(My full time job).

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    Sounds like you are pretty normal to me! We all do it.

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    Just last week! Fortunately I had plenty of fabric to re-cut.

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    Same boat here too-oval Bassinets are a royal pain in the buttocks -Grrrr

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    I have been there, and done that several times also. When things start happening like that I just back away and take a break.

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