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Old 08-23-2012, 03:21 AM
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Let's create our own Murphy's Quilting Laws. I'll start it.

When you go to the quilt store for the quarter of a yard that you need, there is none left.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:24 AM
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when you need 12" and you have the perfect fabric in your stash, you will only have 10".
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:33 AM
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just as soon as you get in a good sewing rhythm ... the dog MUST go outside RIGHT NOW
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:53 AM
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there are so many: You need to "unsew" a crooked seam and there is no seam ripper in sight. Where are they hiding?

You're all set up to begin cutting strips (or sewing blocks, or machine quilting), the phone rings and someone asks "Are you busy?". It's someone needing a sitter "for a while."
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:58 AM
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You've been chain sewing forever and it dawns on you that the bottom pieces are wrong side up. Ughhhh!!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:23 AM
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I have pinned and pinned to match my seams on sewing 2 long rows together, removing the pins as I sew, only to find when I get to the end my bobbin has run out of thread way back at the start!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:42 AM
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If it can go together backwards, it will.
After unsewing the backwards pieces, you will find a new an unique way to sew them together wrong.
Thread always runs out (or breaks) at the most inopportune time
If you put off cleaning your machine for "one more seam", it will chew up your bobbin thread and spit it out, half-way through that seam.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:11 AM
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you have just appliqued the perfect leaf----and added a third layer your skirt !!!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:13 AM
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when you need an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to finish your quilt, the store has a different dye lot and it's noticeably different.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:48 AM
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If you cut one block wrong, you will not have any more of the fabric and you won't have big enough scraps to re-cut!
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