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Moira in N.E. England 01-13-2020 02:57 PM

This is a First!
 
I had started making the top for a childís quilt from a panel when I realised I had enough border fabric left over to make a second quilt from another panel that I had been given.

I usually only work on one quilt at a time but as I was going to be using the same fabrics it made sense to work on them both at the same time.

I got both tops finished and pinned the first top to its backing. As I had to go and prepare a meal I placed the second top on a table to keep it flat then laid the first top and backing on top of it.

Later on I came back, picked up the first quilt and started stitching. I had been working for about 15 minutes when I decided to check the back - just to make sure the stitching was ok. Much to my surprise I found I was looking at the second quilt! Somehow I had managed to pick up both quilts and was now in the process of stitching them both together!

Never done that before ...

Tartan 01-13-2020 03:22 PM

Oh no, I hope you don’t have to much to rip out. I once looked all over for my copy of a quilt pattern instructions only to find I had machine stitched then onto the back of my quilt. The quilting looked good so I took a picture of the instructions and carefully ripped the paper off the backing.

Moira in N.E. England 01-13-2020 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by Tartan (Post 8350666)
Oh no, I hope you donít have to much to rip out. I once looked all over for my copy of a quilt pattern instructions only to find I had machine stitched then onto the back of my quilt. The quilting looked good so I took a picture of the instructions and carefully ripped the paper off the backing.


Hi Tartan - No, it didnít take long as I hadnít done that much thank goodness!

Fancy stitching the pattern to the quilt - bet you laughed when you found it.


Cheshirepat 01-13-2020 03:47 PM

I dare not laugh at your error, even in sympathy because I know the universe will pay me in kind! And I know how easy it is to *really* goof a thing up quickly!

Tartan I like your practical solution too...

nativetexan 01-13-2020 06:06 PM

my, i thought you might have forgotten the batting. well at least you caught your mistake before finishing it.

annievee 01-13-2020 09:13 PM

More times than I can count, I have sewed fabric pieces to the back, sometimes able to just cut it away rather than rip it out ! I hate to rip !

Iceblossom 01-14-2020 05:59 AM

I often wear rather flow-y tops with big sleeves and layers and more than once I've sewn/quilted part of my clothing into my project. Good thing about that is you find out pretty quickly...

I often end up sewing stacked pieces together in threes instead of twos, one of the reasons I'm big on pinning, keeps that from happening and the long quilting pins acts as handles to pick up the pieces.

rryder 01-14-2020 06:15 AM

Oh ouch LOL! I’ve done that too LOL! Glad you caught it quickly.

Rob

Jordan 01-14-2020 08:11 AM

Oh no!! Hope you don't have to take too many stitches out.

SallyS 01-14-2020 08:17 AM

And I thought there wasn't a mistake I hadn't made. Maybe I should look forward to this one.


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