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Thread: Odd Handquilter Out?????

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    Is there another handquilter out there who plucks out the stitches that are a little too large, or too small, or a little crooked, or....and re-stitches?
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    yup thats me, all the time ,im told im to picky,lol

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    That's me too! I'm not trying to be perfect, but just consistent with my stitches. Practice, practice, and more practice!!

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    I sure do if I am not happy with that stitch or stitches.

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    Not unless it is really bad, I just try to make the next set of stitches better than the last ones!

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    Not unless its totally unbearable! I figure I'm human and this is handmade and that's what makes it special. I've started handquilting at one point and say 8-10 stitches and by the time I'm done I can be up to twelve. Big deal, not doing it for show, mostly out of love and that's never ugly. :thumbup:

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    I'm not trying for perfect but if it is really obvious and I know I can do better I will take it out.

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    I do.

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    Yes, it's me too! I do "backwards quilting" very often, especially when I use contrasting thread.

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    Only when it is glaringly obvious.

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    I rarely unpick hand quilting. If it's really bad, of course; but mostly I think if I wanted perfect even stitches I would use the machine. That being said I am unpicking my machine stitches because I am trying to master my BSR. LOL, can't win some days!!!!

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    I'm feeling sooo very normal!!!!!!
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    Yes, I have done that before. In fact, quite recently. Although, in my advanced years (I'm 56), I am not so fussy as I used to be.

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    I pick out the glaringly obvious ones. I'm in my 50s now and not so picky as I used to be-thank goodness!

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    There are times when I do more unsewing than sewing :lol:

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    Yes, sometimes it seems like more unquilting than quilting!

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    I am just now learning to hand quilt, will take lots of practice!

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    Yes - if they really bother me. Years ago I used to be concerned about teeny tiny stitches. No longer. Just even works for me. The stitches are still small but I'm not trying to impress any judges and most people don't know any better anyway. I'm the final judge. Take out the bad ones and keep on 'a-sewing.

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    Yep-some days all the stitches are good and other days I should just put it down.

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    I'm afraid that I am one of those who take out stitches that aren't quite right. I don't really do it for anyone else but me. I just like it to look good.

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    Oh yes, all the time. I don't call myself stitchnripper for nothing!!

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    Me too my morter-in-law says I won't notice the difference once it's washed. I WILL KNOW!!

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    Count me in the group who picks out imperfect stitches. If I am not happy with the stitching now, I won't be happy with it later. A good seamstress will use a seam ripper.

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    I would get really cross with myself for being lazy if I didn't unpick the rogue stitches.

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    Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do and just pick out a few of the bad ones! :lol:

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