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    Senior Member chaskaquilter's Avatar
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    So I am into my first attempt at FMQ, doing a meander. Stitches aren't all perfect, but I am having fun. I hear a strange noise, but as all is going well, I ignore it. Short time later I decided to check noise. I had FMQ a pamphlet for my Swivel Sweeper to the back of my quilt. Don't remember seeing that on my table when I started quilting. But sure had a time picking out the stitches and getting the darn thing off the back of my quilt.

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    Sorry about that sometimes goofy things happen to me too.

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    LOL, you gotta check on those strange noises! Congrats on FMQ, I've done a little but still get nervous.

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    Oh No!! Please forgive my chuckling... I have FMQ'd scraps to my backing before :roll: :D:D:D

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    I was sewing the center on a petal pillow last night and sewed the bottom of one of the petals to the center. Felt a little thick while I was sewing but I was sewing on chenille and it's kind of thick anyway so didn't think a whole lot of it. My stitches were tiny too, had to put on my magnifying glasses to pick them out!

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    I just FMQed part of the corner backing underneath the quilt! Thank goodness for rippers!

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    oh no, i havn't got to fmq yet sounds like it will be fun to do.

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    Ohhh what a bummer. Been there done that. I'm sure everyone has atleast once. Mr. seem ripper to the rescue.
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Oh No!! Please forgive my chuckling... I have FMQ'd scraps to my backing before :roll: :D:D:D
    Oh dear, LOL, me too, sorry for chucklin'. Should you ever happen to do that again, moistening paper with water will make it easier/quicker to pick. Sewing scraps would be time to get out the seam ripper.

    When I make a mistake like that it usually is a long time before I make that mistake again. Sharpens my awareness. :-D Thanks for sharing.

    Just remembered, last night I was paper piecing a small part of a larger quilt I was working on. When I was turning I found that I had also sewn in a finished pp part of the larger quilt to the new piece. Seam ripper to my rescue. LOL

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    sorry to chuckle at your mistake---but it gave me a good laugh. thanks ! I don't know how many times I have quilted the overhang edge into my quilt. and those stitches are so hard to rip out. but a flier takes the cake !

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    Unless that flier was mighty thick.... I would have cut the brouchure off the backing and then let the water of a finial wash do the rest.... no way I'd pic that off!!!!

    I'm a lazy seam ripper.

    hehehe

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    I think there is something to be said for having a quilting frame! I too have done something similar. I bought a mid-arm frame so I don't have to use the seam ripper as much!

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    Don't feel bad. I sewed my FMQ slide to my quilt! This one you are suppose to tape it down & I had just laughed at a girlfriend for doing the same thing! Needless to say I had to rip also!

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    Don't feel bad....I quilted a pin between the layers on a customer's quilt!!!!! And, of course, it was ball headed pin!!! Had a heck of a time getting it out...............

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    Thank you my quilting family, I laughed at myself when I did it, but now I know I am not alone in dumb land. Quilt is done, doesn't look too bad for the first time. I did realize that I have to remember to breath. Also I noticed my mouth is a tiller. I seem to find myself pursing my lips in the direction I want to FMQ. What fun, huh?

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    Thanks for the chuckle. It's funny only because most of us can relate :oops:

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    I have FMQed the backing overhang to the back and was able to cut it away without harming the quilt. I will spend hours to do anything instead of ripping if I can keep from it.
    Most of us have done lots of things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Don't feel bad....I quilted a pin between the layers on a customer's quilt!!!!! And, of course, it was ball headed pin!!! Had a heck of a time getting it out...............
    A friend of mine has a long arm quilting business and she told me, if that ever happens to her in a quilt, she'll work the metal shaft out, cut it off with a wire cutter, then she smashes the pinhead with a hammer. Of course, this is a rare occurance. :lol:

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    Thanks for the heads up. If I ever hear anything, I'll check. :-D

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    we all have been to that land you mention....and had to rip our way out with the seam ripper.
    some of us have been there more than once!

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    Always check for strange noises!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Be glad it wasn't a finger the needle decided to sew thru....

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    Omg, that is hysterical! I laughed and laughed ,because I have been known to do really dumb things myself, thanks for sharing! I'm glad your having fun tho.

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    Been there. done that and more

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    I needed a good laugh this morning and I am so glad to know others do those things too.

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