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    I just finished chain piecing about 80 very neutral blocks together only to discover that I hadn't changed from a rather brilliant pink to a neutral thread.

    Exciting times will be had with my seam ripper.

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    :cry: put on some good music while you do that and just relax

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPSSS!!
    no one will know, unless it shows!!
    i wont tell,
    katz

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    Quote Originally Posted by katz_n_kwiltz
    OOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPSSS!!
    no one will know, unless it shows!!
    i wont tell,
    katz
    The world would know. It was some of the hottest pink thread I have ever seen. I was perfect on the other blocks I did!

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    Does it show? If it doesn't I wouldn't take it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Does it show?
    From about a block away!

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    keep the stitching and call it a decorative effect. :)

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    I would need a bottle of wine to go with jack the ripper.

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    Your quilt, your rules! If you press all the seams to one side you should not be able to see the thread unless you have used a long stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipit
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Does it show?
    From about a block away!
    Well, then I wish you lots of patience and a sharp frog - ripitripit

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    send it to me i find ripping relaxing

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    It also gives me an excuse to go shop. I forgot to take my seam ripper to retreat last weekend. Debbie loaned me hers and it made me realize how dull mine was.

    There's no way I can go and bring a seam ripper home all alone in the bag. I'll have to get something else to keep her company on the ride home.

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    ROFL. I take it you left the thread in your Babylok that was bright pink for the OBW you were working on at retreat????? And it took how many blocks to notice??? Yup, you need my clover ripper again. I call my seam ripper "The Reverser".......GOod music,,, lots of chocolate......

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    ROFL. I take it you left the thread in your Babylok that was bright pink for the OBW you were working on at retreat????? And it took how many blocks to notice??? Yup, you need my clover ripper again. I call my seam ripper "The Reverser".......GOod music,,, lots of chocolate......
    Yep, I did and I was just happily sewing along until the stack ran out!

    I'm getting pretty good with bobbin winding and threading it though! I have to tell you, the needle threader is just simply to die for!

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    I am puzzled. If this is piecing what difference does it make? How will it show? I frequently use up bits of thread left over to piece. You should see some of my "nonmatches". When quilt is finished, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary
    How will it show?
    It is a very brilliant and dark hot pink. It shows through the neutral fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary
    I am puzzled. If this is piecing what difference does it make? How will it show? I frequently use up bits of thread left over to piece. You should see some of my "nonmatches". When quilt is finished, who knows?
    I agree. Unless the fabric is very very lightweight and the piecing seam shows thru, you should not see the thread at all.

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    OH NO! Joy I'm so sorry! I've done this before! Of course you need to go shopping & one little seam ripper needs lots of company in the bag! :)

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    I would just re-sew REAL close to the pink seam and call it good

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    It's all ripped out and done in a more appropriate color. I did have a few laughs over it though. It reminded me of accidentially wearing patterened undies with white pants.

    The shopping trip is still on and a few more items have been added to the list.

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    If the hot pink thread is showing, then you need to adjust some tension.... usually it wouldn't make a difference what color you used...

    Instead of ripping out, can you sew over the same seam but at a thread's width to the left ??? would save some time!

    AND save that bottle of wine for a more relaxing moment! Good Luck.

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    She will know. LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary
    I am puzzled. If this is piecing what difference does it make? How will it show? I frequently use up bits of thread left over to piece. You should see some of my "nonmatches". When quilt is finished, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katz_n_kwiltz
    OOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPSSS!!
    no one will know, unless it shows!!
    i wont tell,
    katz
    I would press one open to check if thread shows before starting to rip all those seams--

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    I would have to rip it out too. Cause I would know it was there! Let's have coffee and I will help if I could.

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    Don't you just hate it when this happens!

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