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

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

    I just got a package of extra wide backing material in the mail. It was stuffed into one of those cardboard envelopes without a zip strip for opening. I got out my knife and slashed open the the edge. Now the material has a hole in it and the finished quilt will have extra decoration. Has anyone else done this?
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    unfortunately, yes
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    I tell my my quilting friends that 80% of quilting is Problem Solving. It's all part of the challenge!

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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'm stealing that statement! 😃

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    I'm always careful about opening my pkgs so as I don't do this very thing.
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    Oh no! But at least you have a plan that will work. I have not done this, but, because of you, I probably won't now.

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    I never open packages that way don't know if something happened in the past but just don't and I guess that is a lesson learned the hard way. -- J

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    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.
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    I too learned that lesson the hard way... fortunatley only once.

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    So sorry, I have not had this happen. You bet I will be very carefull after reading this!!!!

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    Bummer! I love decorated and pieced backs. Making lemonade out of lemons, great!

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    So sorry that happened, but yes, I've done that before. Lol. You grin and throw in a stripe of some of your extra fabrics from the quilt.
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    to date i have only ordered from Keepsake Quilting and they package their mailing like wedding gifts!!!!!!

    but now, thanks to you for sharing, i will always be very careful........sorry this happened to you but bless you for warning us.

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    yep.....the good news is you will probably never do it again

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    I call this a design opportunity!

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    LOL...me too! I very rarely use a full pattern...I problem solve with the fabric I have....part of my "artistic creativity"!

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    I did the very same thing on a quilt that Charisma mailed back to me!. It was a auction quilt & I just put a little bit of wonderunder on the 2 tiny snip holes & pressed them closed. Thank heavens it was on the back part of the quilt & probably won't ever be known!! Lesson learned for sure!

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    Put your quilt label over the whole

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallonquilter View Post
    Put your quilt label over the whole
    Whoa -- that's a good suggestion!

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    That has happened to me yet but I have measured wrong and cut the backing too short even though I had enough fabric. So I cut that piece in half and put a strip of blocks in from fabric used in the top. I've also had to cut a flaw out of backing fabric and then fixed it the same way. It's a pretty solution.
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    I will definitely be on the alert for this. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

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    It sounds like this is where the name patch will go. The spot has been chosen for you. hehehe
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    that has never happened to me , but next time i open a package i wil be extra careful, thank you

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    Sorry that happened. Blocks / patches on the back will solve the issue. A lot of times I add a strip of pieces to get the extra inches .

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    Glad you have your problem solved. Thanks for the warning!

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