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    Senior Member mrsj82's Avatar
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    Running out of bobbin thread when I'm almost done with a project! When I'm about two blocks short of finishing a quilt top and the bobbin runs out I get so annoyed!

    Post your sewing pet peeves here, maybe we can vent about them together!

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    My pet-peeve is the same. Bobbin thread running out at the wrong time. :(

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    When I'm in the middle of sewing and the power goes out.
    (the power goes out here at least 2x a week for no apparent reason)

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    I think mine is when I get a wrinkle in the backing when I'm quilting. :evil:

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    When my blocks don't match up, which is frequent. :evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsewquilter
    My pet-peeve is the same. Bobbin thread running out at the wrong time. :(
    Me, too.

    Running out of thread about two inches before the end where the stitching shows.

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    When ia ma sewing and the thread bubbles up in the back and I need to rip it out and do again :cry: :(

    The block does not match up and you cut out carefully and seams do not match!!!

    I have 2 at least :!: :!: :( :( :cry: :cry: :shock: :P

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    When I'm cutting fabric and get interrupted and cut the wrong size.

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    It has to be when the bobbin runs out within inches of finishing, especially when quilting or working a specialty stitch.

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    I'll admit the bobbin running out really annoys me. But my very worst pet peeve is when I get those stupid little thread nests on the back because my bobbin somehow went kerflooey, and I have to rip it all out and start again. Surely there's a sewing machine somewhere that doesn't do this??????

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    I'm with you on the tangle of threads on the back. I heard it referred to somewhere as "bobbin barf" which seems applicable.

    My other pet peeve, because it's something I do myself, is deciding to change sitches from straight to zig-zag or something like that, and end up breaking the needle and upsetting my poor machine. I've done it twice already. accckkk!

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    The bird's nest of thread on the back bothers me too! I've threaded it so carefully and it's so pretty, and then it goes kerpluey!!!! :evil:

    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with pet peeves!

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    I have more than one lol.....of course seams not metting up correctly and running out of bobbin and not even noticing for 20 min or more. When sewing is going smoothly and its dinner time or someone comes :D :D :D

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    "Thread throw up"/bobbin barf/thread nest/#%#*%(&*^)*&

    That has to be number one but I am really irritated when:
    I break needles
    the blocks don't line up perfectly
    I'm just shy of the amount of material I need for a project
    I have to bump one project for another priority one and have a hard time getting back to the first one
    and when I have to do real laundry before fun fabric laundry.

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    geez i could be here awhile lol i'll be nice and stick to a few
    running out of bobbin thread
    your real into sewing and the dogs bugging you to let them out to potty
    you have THEE perfect block/quilt stuck in your head, but no matter how hard you try, it don't come close :twisted:

    ok i'm done ................. for now :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Mine is when the thread keep breaking and you don't knwo why and when your bobbin thread runs out

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    Mine peeeeve is I just get started on a project and DH whines he's hungry. Plus the bobbin running out.. eeerg

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    I' m with Jerrie- my peeves exactly!

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    When I sew a block backwards :oops: and have to rip out and start over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    When I'm in the middle of sewing and the power goes out.
    (the power goes out here at least 2x a week for no apparent reason)
    Sounds like central Florida. I dislike tangled masses that happen underneath. I have not had any with this machine, but I am still on my honeymoon with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndad
    Mine peeeeve is I just get started on a project and DH whines he's hungry. Plus the bobbin running out.. eeerg
    If HE's busy, he doesn't seem to get hungry. If I'M busy, - - - -

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    Ditto on the bobbin running out.

    I hate taking the time to triple read the directions, pin in JUST the right place, and it doesn't at all turn out like it's supposed to.


    I cut wrong too.....I HATE that!

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    cutting off points and sewing a piece on wrong, rip it out and sew it back together wrong again. :evil:

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    Boy, I have to limit it to one? Maybe one at a time. Except nothing original here.

    Doing a block wrong is not a good thing.

    I've been known to be in the middle of something, get interupted for some reason then it is a while before I get back to it and can't find the pieces.

    I get a block together & decide I don't like one of the fabric choices.

    I'll stop for now.

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    All those mentioned AND.... Finding the perfect shade of thread for top stitching... PERFECT match and the sewing machine HATES it...
    My Janome only wants gutermann!

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