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    So, I'm in the middle of machine quilting my first ever quilt and this happens: -

    It's really hot here, so I get up mid-sewing, and leaving the quilt in place on the machine go to get a drink. I thought, "It'll be fine, I can come back and just carry on."

    Well, my darling nephew who is old enough to know better decides to play a joke on me, and changes my stitch length and my stitch type settings on my machine. I come back and start sewing, only to get a button hole stitch! I spotted it pretty sharpish, but it's made a bit of a mess.

    I'm really upset, I've worked so hard on piecing and the quilting because I'm new and I didn't want to make a mistake and now it's like it's been ruined.

    Looks like i'm in for an evening of frog-stitching (rip-it rip-it) :-(

    Sorry to vent, but I needed to!

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    GRRR no tv or treats for him!

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    Sorry but I can relate!
    dog used to sleep at my feet
    I got up to answer the phone and
    she shifted herself and layed on the foot pedal
    sewed a great big tangled mess for me!

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    That is grounds for banishment!!!!! Rule # 1 nobody and I mean NOBODY messes with my sewing stuff!

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    Oh how frustrating. I'm sure he thought he was helping.

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    I'm sure we've all had pranksters like that some time... but on your first attempt!!! I'm sure after you get the mistake ripped out and get back to the right stiches all will be much better! So sorry!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    Sorry but I can relate!
    dog used to sleep at my feet
    I got up to answer the phone and
    she shifted herself and layed on the foot pedal
    sewed a great big tangled mess for me!
    This could be my house, my story. LOL

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    Sorry :( My little boy is 3. I haul my machine downstairs when I want to sew so I can keep an eye on him. Every time I use my machine I always check all the settings lol. Even when I get up and sit right back down. He is so quick. I am sure like your nephew. I turn it off. And unplug it both from the machine and the wall. Those little guys are quick. he has played with my machine more than once and I come back and start sewing only to have an immediate mess. Just rip it out and restart. It happens to all of us with little ones

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    SEND HIM HOME!!!!!!!! :thumbup:

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    I think I would have been the lead story on the 6:00 news after that.

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    I am so with you on that, lol. Luckily, my four-legged kids haven't managed to do anything too drastic yet.

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    Darn, ripping is never fun, but I am glad you caught it right away.

    I would take that kid right outside and kiss him, a great big, fat sloppy one right on the face in front of his friends! My kids KNEW this was going to happen to them, they HATE that, works everytime.

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    I used to tell my kids they were gonna get a lickin! chase them down and get them on the floor and lick their cheeks. They still remember their lickins!

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    I licked mine to, they still talk about it! Nothing nastier smelling than a spit bath! HAHAHAHA

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    That is aweful. My kids know that touching my machine is grounds for murder or atleast that is what I make them believe. Little man will sit in my chair but he won't dare touch anything.

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    You said he was old enough to know better. I would have been more then upset. For him to deliberately do that and think it would be funny, I would be very concerned that he has no respect for other's property and would risk someone getting hurt to pull a joke. What is the sewing machine would have been a woodworking tool that he set to be in reverse? He would be sitting there picking out every thread and picking it out right.

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    I'd be just as upset... however they'd have to change all my machines in order to mess me up. I always take things off the machine when I get up. I never leave something on the machine. One cat laying on top of the peddle, one time, is one time too many...

    Lori W

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    I'm sorry you have to do some ripping -

    How old is your nephew?

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    Children are not allowed anywhere near my sewing/craft room..it is too tempting. I will lock my doll room and the studio....better safe than sorry. I dont' trust kids...they dont' think like us lol....

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    that is terrible, tell everyone to stay away from your sewing machines

    I hope you get it fixed soon,

    Hugs Hugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    Sorry but I can relate!
    dog used to sleep at my feet
    I got up to answer the phone and
    she shifted herself and layed on the foot pedal
    sewed a great big tangled mess for me!
    my tummy hurts from laughing. Imagine that label: stiched by Michele, quilting done by the dog :lol:

    Sorry Fliedermaus for what happend

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    Sorry for the mess. I found out the hard way that my batting is not safe near the floor when quilting. My darling poodle likes to roll in it and chew. I have absolutely no idea why--she only does it with batting, not material. For only being 8 lbs. batting doesn't stand a chance with her.

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    sounds like a brat....
    he'd be invited to go home from here....
    some things are NOT funny and that was way up at the top of the list of Unfunny things to do...

    has he been the center of attention/gets away with everything/every body yuks yuks at his stupid "jokes"...?
    In other words, "johnny' can do no wrong?

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    LOL! That label would make me stop and re-read it. "Quilting done by dog". I'd wonder when "Dog the Bounty Hunter" started quilting.

    LOL! About to PIMP!

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    Oh, my...I am sorry this happened to you! Not knowing the age of the young man who did this, I either believe he thought he was helping (in which case I would explain that he should never play with the sewing machine), or really be upset with him (if it truly was a prank). And, no, I don't think I'd have him doing the ripping...that could invite other problems. So, so sorry.

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