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Thread: Our most embarrassing/funniest mistakes while quilting/sewing

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    A friend of mine told me yesterday that she sewed the seam ripper into the inside of the waistband. To me this is irony, isn't it?

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    This was the most fun I have had in months. Laughed out loud. Been there, done it in a couple of things, almost quit quilting before I got started, sewed for awhile and the bobbin ran out and I couldn't figure out how to make a bobbin and was going to QUIT . Someone else ran a bobbin.lol by the way, have learned to make bobbins since.
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    My embarrassing story was 6 years ago my son had pulled off the elastic to a mickey mouse hat so as a good mom i whipped out my machine set it on my bed and started to sew. The machine tipped forward sewed through my finger and i was stuck not able to move. I had to call 911 the worst part of it i was in my ratty tatty jammies no bra hair in all of its bufont glory and in walks 6 gorgeous firefighters who are trying not to laugh. My shining moment
    To use my gift to it's fullest

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    When I first started quilting and learning to use a rotary cutter the blade slipped and went up over the ruler and cut my finger, when the bleeding wouldn't stop I went to the clinic and had 15 stitches to close up the wound. And went home to work on my project! I am more careful with a rotary cutter now.

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    I so needed a laugh tonight and bless your hearts I got a good one ya'll. QBers are the best!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    FrayChek is a poor substitute for sewing machine oil.
    Oh My Gosh! I could so see myself doing that. I really need to get better lighting in my sewing room before this happens.

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    Originally Posted by bearisgray
    FrayChek is a poor substitute for sewing machine oil.

    And spray basting is a poor substitute for spray starch- yep, did that to one of my husband's shirts!

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    Quite a few years back I made a lined wool cape for a friend. She loved it. First time she wore it was with her then boyfriend now husband to the drive-in movie...oh did I say a "few" years??? Well, anyway, she said they were sitting right next to each other and in a romantic moment she
    screamed ...I left a pin in the lining...sewn in mind you. She said he liked to jump out the window!!!
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    Last year I had four baby blankets I was making for friends. All four were due within 3 weeks of each other! So I was working on the last blanket, for my cousin's little girl. I got the blanket finished and quilted, then realized I had sewed the last two strips in the wrong order! Threw off my entire pattern, So I ripped out the quilting, and started to rip the seams in the strips so I could switch them back. Halfway through ripping I realized I was ripping out the wrong two rows!!!! Wasn't funny to me at the time (though everyone else chuckled). Now though I realize it's just a learning process, so while I still blush I can laugh too!

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    Yep, I've a couple of real doozies too. One in particular.. . . .I was making a dress for myself when I was just learning to sew. The dress had a large cap style sleeve. I got one sleeve to fit perfectly sewed it. I could not for the life of me get the second sleeve to fit correctly. I must have refit it a dozen times. I finally gave up, called my mom, bundled up my new baby and headed out in a snowstorm 7 miles to have my mom help me. She proceded to look at the dress while I unbundled my little guy. I hadn't even got him unwrapped when she looked at me and said, "YOU DUMB ****, you are trying the fit the sleeve into the neck. Then she went into a fit of hysterics. She never let me forget it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Sewing blocks together one was wrong way.Did this ALMOST 3 times Same Block for goodness sake
    LOL! Toni, when I do this, I know it's time for bed!

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    I took my sewing machine in for repairs once because it just wouldn't sew. The only thing wrong with it was that I had failed to return the lever that holds the bobbin onto the spindle after I had filled the bobbin. On that machine, the lever usually returns on its own when the bobbin is removed. That time, it didn't, and I failed to check. Lesson bought is usually well learned. You can be suse that's the first thing I check when there is any kind of a problem.
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    Any funny mistakes in 2013?

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    Teaching a class and not being able to figure out how tho turn on the loaner sewing machine, got that figured out and accidently changed the language on the touch screen to Japanese.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    I was a newbie quilter and decided I wanted to buy a Fons & Porter stilleto. Used it a few times and was so disgusted with the quality as the point was bending over - until I realized I had the plastic cover on it the whole time. Sure works great after I took the cover off! Almost hate to admit I did something that DUH but guess that's how we learn.

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