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Old 04-03-2011, 11:56 AM
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I feel your pain too. Glad you walked away for awhile. It really does help.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:58 AM
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Just unpin a little, sew a piece onto the back to lengthen it and then put your label there. No one will ever know.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:17 PM
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I know what you are saying. Yes walk away.
Go get that kwik klip [I think it's called]...
buy more toys while your there and a chocolate bar!
I would be like you, knowing I wouldn't be
satisfied until it is right.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:23 PM
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That has happened to me before too...I just added on a piece of fabric...as someone said, you could sew your label over that part so no one knows what happened....a big label if you have to.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by IBQLTN
Just unpin a little, sew a piece onto the back to lengthen it and then put your label there. No one will ever know.
This is a good idea. I just discovered I did the same thing on my quilt. I about pulled my hair out!
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:13 PM
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I have added a strip rather than unpin it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ThreadHead
Try using a teaspoon to help push the pin open and closed.
I saw a little help on a quilting video that said a grapefruit spoon. I looked like it really saved the fingers.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:43 PM
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Well, I am calmer now, I went out shopping, not for fabric, and came home with an end table, lantern, candles and decor. We are decorating our den in a beach theme. It was very cathartic! Aaahh fresh beach air, seagulls and tomorrow I will un-pin and redo the quilt...like a Type A that I am.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:05 PM
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believe me, i've done that. i've added more backing fabric to a skinny edge rather than take the whole thing apart again!
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:35 AM
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I gave up using pins..I use the 505 spray and love it. My fingers are very happy too.
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