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Thread: Murphy's Quilting Laws

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    Murphy's Quilting Laws

    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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    when you need 12" and you have the perfect fabric in your stash, you will only have 10".

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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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    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."
    One step at a time, always forward.

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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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    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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    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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    you have just appliqued the perfect leaf----and added a third layer your skirt !!!!

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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.
    Be kinder than is necessary because everyone you meet is
    fighting some kind of battle

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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!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    If it's a quick, easy, no-brainer blanket to turn inside out, I put the backing, batting, and top in the wrong order, and I don't notice till I've sewed and trimmed and go to turn it....arggghhhh!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
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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!! )

    LOL, been there done that!! Many times over! Why can't someone invent a continuous feed bobbin!
    Last edited by aronel; 08-23-2012 at 07:13 AM. Reason: more info
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    If the quilt is mostly black, the white cat will find it irresistable!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    If the quilt is mostly white, the black cat will find it irresistible.

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    Whatever tool you need will hide from you. Even if you 'JUST USED IT'

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    No matter how many places you have for cats and dogs to lay, they will always choose your current project as their new favorite spot.

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    You've got 3 inches of a quilt to do to be DONE and you run out of thread. Completely.

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    You finally have a "free day" to quilt and some one else has other plans for you :0(.

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    The faster you go....the more you have to rip......
    There are days when it is quite clear....your brain is not working at all......
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    Just because as a quilter, you use a sewing machine, it does not mean you can alter clothing or sew a seam on a piece of leather.
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    This is too funny!

    You always run out of whatever you run out of AFTER your local retail source has closed for the day!
    She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

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    Oh, these are so funny, and so-o-o true!! LOL

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    This is scary! I can relate to all of these at one time or another! lol.
    Bernie

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    Cutting 300 60 degree diamonds , then turn the page of the pattern and discover they had to be 45 degrees........
    greetz, fien
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    I can't begin to tell you how much I am enjoying this thread. I'm so happy to find out I'm not the only quilting klutz in existence. Great fun to read.

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