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Thread: overboard with the seam ripper

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    overboard with the seam ripper

    ok, so I'm working on my grandpa's quilt and realize that I have a block section sewing onto the row wrong. I get out th e seam ripper and take it out..... wrong seam. I take out the correct seam.... then sew it back on right were I just removed it from.. dah.

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    LOL Been there, done that.

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    When I read your 'subject' line my first thought was NO, don't jump overboard just because you have to use your seam ripper!!!

    We all have been there and done that! What is 'bad' is when you unsew your error and then re-sew it wrong, AGAIN! Grrrr unsew again! [blushing]
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    Been there, done that. I was working on a pattern and thought I'd sewed a section on wrong, ripped it out, sewed it to where I thought it should go only to realize it was right in the first place! Yikes, some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug.

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    So tell me something new! I just did that yesterday. At least I have finely honed ripper skills.
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    That's when you step back, take a deep breath and move to something else for a minute. Like this board, for instance.

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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's done that Kim.

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    I saw at a quilt expo an electric seam ripper. Never thought someone would really need it much, but from the sounds of it, this would have been a great reason to purchase one! I bet you were glad when you were done.
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    I've done the same thing, but with shirt sleeves. Sewing them on inside out. No matter how maney I 've made, I'll do it every time.

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    Oh, that is so me! We must've been separated at birth!
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    oh yes, I definately feel ya on that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiebear1 View Post
    LOL Been there, done that.
    Ditto.......many times!
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    that was me last weekend...I did more ripping than sewing.

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    I had just done that myself this past week, not only once or twice but 4 times! I have told my husband that I bet my finger prints are permanently impressed in the handle of the seam ripper! He has heard me fussin my my sewing room and will come into the hallway and ask if I am ok. lol
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    You've heard of practicing the same thing over and over and developing muscle memory? Well my theory is that the fabric has its own form of memory, and if it wants to go together one particular way (wrong though it may be) it will do so over and over.

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    yep been there done that. welcome to the club

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    I was making a big the other day had to redo 3 times then just threw it in corner ffor later

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    You are soooooo not alone From someone who finds a seam-ripper a necessity in life

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom View Post
    ok, so I'm working on my grandpa's quilt and realize that I have a block section sewing onto the row wrong. I get out th e seam ripper and take it out..... wrong seam. I take out the correct seam.... then sew it back on right were I just removed it from.. dah.
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    SOOOO many times!!

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    LOL so sorry

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