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Thread: Measure twice, cut once!

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    Measure twice, cut once!

    I have heard that old adage about cutting all my life. This morning I started to cut the curtains for my guest bedroom. I just had enough fabric for the two panels. I measured. Placed pins. Measured a second time. Adjusted my pins. I measured a third time and cut. Only problem was I cut at the wrong set of pins! So now I have one panel that is 14 inches too long and one that is 14 inches too short! I called the quilt shop where I had originally purchase the fabric. The owner didn't think she had any of the fabric left, but was going to double check and call me if she had it. I haven't heard, so I guess she does not have it. I spent about 45 minutes on line and finally found it in a shop in OR! I ordered what I needed for the other curtain, plus extra. I am so glad I found it, because I originally purchased the fabric almost 2 years ago! I am so lucky! I really didn't have an option for a different fabric for the curtains. I have now made one and have the lining ready for the second when it arrives some time within the next 10 days! Again I feel very lucky to have found it and realize that I should not have measured that third time. It was like "3 on a match"... bad luck!

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    oh no! sorry to hear that. how frustrating, but glad you found some more fabric!!!

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    Last night I measured correctly, cut correctly and had a nice stack of 7 1/4 squares when I realized it was the wrong fabric. I cutting the light print, not the dark. Grr.

    I'm glad you were able to fix your miscut.

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Last night I measured correctly, cut correctly and had a nice stack of 7 1/4 squares when I realized it was the wrong fabric. I cutting the light print, not the dark. Grr.

    I'm glad you were able to fix your miscut.
    I am sorry about your miscut! I hope you can fix it also.

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    So sorry, sure glad you found more fabric!!!!

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    sorry, but i am very encouraged that others make the same mistakes i do

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    glad you were able to find more fabric. I'm guessing most of us have cut something wrong during our quilting years.
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