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Thread: Pin Basted then......I cried

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    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
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    Well almost cried...I left that nasty hunk of fabric all alone for the rest of this day! Not going near it again until I cool off.:oops: :oops:

    I was just finishing my pin basting a queen size quilt and discovered the last corner was crooked and the backing doesn't cover it. Why didn't I notice it was too long somewhere else....grrrrrrr :thumbdown:

    I am going to get that pin helper gadget before I continue. My finger is bloody from pinning. :cry:

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    Have you tried using Pinmoors? I love them.

    http://www.pinmoor.com/

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    I feel your pain, just did that myself on a kingsized quilt. I just cut an inch and a half off the border instead of repinning the whole thing. You'd never know by looking at now.

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    Can you piece in enough to make it fit. Even if it is a different color, it is the back. Put a label over that area. Don't cry. It has happened to many of us and I'm sure it will happen to more. ;-)

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    Been there done that!!:) Just regroup and have another round at with you are not so frustrated! It will be worth the extra effort, I promise:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Have you tried using Pinmoors? I love them.

    http://www.pinmoor.com/
    Me too.

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    I feel your pain! :( I bought the Pinmoors and it really cuts down on stabbing your finger. The only time my finger gets pricked is when I'm not paying attention and hit my finger with the pin.

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    ahhh poor thing - hang in there - I had a Sunday like that a few weeks ago - walk away or pick up a scrap project for awhile and regroup!!!

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    I have been there for various reasons on quilts--feel your pain! You are right though, break contact and regroup!

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    Try using a teaspoon to help push the pin open and closed.

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    I feel your pain too. Glad you walked away for awhile. It really does help.
    :)

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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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    I have added a strip rather than unpin it.

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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    I gave up using pins..I use the 505 spray and love it. My fingers are very happy too.

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    I feel the pain, walk away for now!

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    been there...done that....named the quilt..."the pieces just don't fit"....cause nothing on that quilt fit together right...especially the "sandwich"!!!

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    Glad you've got it sorted now. Have you worked out where you went wrong in the first place? Backing piece too small? Sandwich not correctly aligned?

    I've never had this happen, but I did discover the hard way last time I basted something that if the backing has a very obvious, large repeat, you need to get it centred properly. I ended up with my cheery owl print at a bit of a jaunty angle, with the owls getting cut off at a slightly different place each time they turned up.

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    I just did the same thing 3 days ago on a queen sized quilt I need to finish in a hurry. I refused to repin it. I had already redone part of it once. I just added a piece on to the quilt back to cover the gap. Once it is quilted over it doesn't show.

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    Did you make those adorable sheep in your Avatar? I would love to find a pattern for them to make for my GKs.

    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    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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