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Thread: Now I know why people put patchwork stripes on the back of their quilts.

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    Just a new opportunity!
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    I was cutting out scrub tops and did not pay attention. When I grabbed the back pieces (I like mass producing), I thought I did not cut out the front "V" neck and started cutting it out, only to realize my mistake. Did some fancy patching and still wear them as a reminder to myself to be careful. Oddly enough, no one at work has ever commneted on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    I tell my my quilting friends that 80% of quilting is Problem Solving. It's all part of the challenge!
    This makes me feel better about the issues I create !! Guess the problem solving is good for my 73 year old brain !!!
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    And you created an opportunity to improvise! One thing I like to do with quilt backs is put a strip of a fabric that is or some 'extra' (which means 'not quite right but arranged to look good')blocks from the top on one side. It saves me $$, uses the blocks, and, if the quilt is a small childs charity quilt, gives the child a more grown up alternative to the top as he or she grows up.

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    That happened to me when a friend sent a sweatshirt for my youngest. I cut it right in the neck! Wrapping the fabric (or shirt) would prevent that. I'd let the seller know they should invest in a little tissue paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    I tell my my quilting friends that 80% of quilting is Problem Solving. It's all part of the challenge!
    ...I've been doin' lots and lots of rippin' these days. Perhaps more planning would help reduce this task....

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    I will be careful!!! Great solutions.

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    I have put blocks, strips on my quilt backs but only to make the backing big enough or to be creative. I always tear packages open or cut tape with scissors. A big part of sewing anything is knowing how to 'fix' screw ups.
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    Thanks to you, I also will be very carefull now.

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    Gratefully no, not to fabric but I did cut into my tea bag today cuz I wanted to save the fancy, pretty sleeve that it was in, snipped off the bottom of both. I wasn't happy but your boo boo trumps mine big time. I'm sure that your creativity will make a wonderful quilt anyway.
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    That's what applique is for! Or you could put the label over that part. Ask me how I know!!

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    Whoa that must have hurt! Thanks for the reminder toi be verrrry careful when opening an envelope with a knife.

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    We often have this happen as the customs agent opens every package with a box cutter!!! It is so frustrating but does make for some interesting fixes!

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    I do not use one of those knives for opening the packages. I usually try to open an end. So sorry, but your quilt will be specially yours.

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    Oh I did - not on material but on a red tie for my DH. He rarely likes red in his ties, and I found THE PERFECT one - and paid dearly. I gleefully cut the top of the package. I know how you feel! All it takes is one time and you learn that lesson!
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    No I was taught to never use anything sharp to open anything that could be cut and damaged by a cut. I will say, there are times whenI almost think about it and stop myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    Glad you have a nice attitude about it and not letting it ruin your day
    Just a thought, have you thought of complaining to the company on how the item was packaged? They may compensate you someway and at the very least change their packaging ways.
    I don't see that it was the problem of the packaging company--but they could have put "warning--open carefully" on the outside. It can't be their responsibility, though, can it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    I tell my my quilting friends that 80% of quilting is Problem Solving. It's all part of the challenge!

    Well put, LTeachergeorge!

    If it's a little hole, just a little appliqued something will do the trick. It's not a mistake, it's an opportunity!
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    I got a bolt of Kona that had a couple of holes in the middle. we just problem solved around them. Kind of like what I just had to do. I ran out of fabric and only had a couple of smaller pieces to finish cutting out. so I took a few scraps I found in the trash and pieced enough to cut out what I needed. a few extra seams will never be noticed and it made me feel good to fix it so cheaply and easily.

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    Well, I haven't had that exact experience, but it certainly sounds like something I would do!

    I have made pieced backings on a couple of quilts and really like the "look" of it. Good luck!

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    Done it! Not on fabric but other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    I tell my my quilting friends that 80% of quilting is Problem Solving. It's all part of the challenge!
    I just LOVE that saying....and it is often way too true!

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    You're looking at it in the best way possible. It's like getting lost I never say I got lost just that I had an adventure!! LOL
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    I haven't done that particular thing, but have done others just as bad. Life goes on.

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    I am so sorry.
    I have not had a package in a while, but when I do get something I will be extra careful.
    GOD bless.

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