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Thread: Removing more seams than I've left sewn

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    Super Member gcathie's Avatar
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    Hi neighbor.....Well I hope you got some good ideas...there was alot...here's some more ideas I use...I always stand up when I cut and try to cut exact that is really important ...I use blue painters tape about 6 to 10 layers for my edge once I find where my 1/4 inch line is at...I use a recipe card to find my 1/4 inch line...Next I pin alot...mostly at the top and bottom of the starting and ending block ..and at any seams...I use long flat flower pins....and then I always press and I always square up...do this at all steps of making the block...oh yeah I make one sample block to see how hard what I want to do is and if I can do it or is it what I want to do..well don't know if this will help..but it's my two cents......and oh yeah keep that seam ripper close ...it's your best friend...or will be...Ha ha...oh yeah my machine is in a desk so I have a flat top and that has really helped...Good luck girl and don't give up ...it's like the happy painter....no accidents just great quilts....take it easy and take it slow ...one block at a time...and you will get alot of help from here everyone is so nice and the advice I have gotten is unreal....great ideas...I'm always learning as I grow.....Cat

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    Fan of Fabric,
    Believe me you're not the only novice in the group. I feel most of the ladies are way out of my league but I don't rip out. This only makes it more work than enjoyment. I've found the more I do the better I get. Stay with it and I can promise you one of these days you will be posting pictures with the best of them. I had an accomplished quilter tell me, "If you can't see a mistake on a galloping horse, it does n't matter." Sounds good to me :) Good luck

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    Thank you blmclin and gcathie:)

    I have gotten so many great suggestions and lots of encouragement from everyone here! I never dreamed that so many would respond, but I appreciate each and every single one. :)

    I'm feeling like there is hope now. LOL. Among the big list of rewards from sewing/quilting, I'm most definitely learning patience.

    Mona

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    Mona, do you think this removing more seams than I've sewn is viral? I seem to have caught it. I am making a "beginner" quilt and cannot get those little triangles sewn the correct direction in the right spot. Eventually, the blocks are looking correct but it has certainly been a challenge. (I have to admit, though, it does feel really good when I do succeed!)

    ~another "expert" quilter in progress
    Joan

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    Joan, oh I hope its not viral! LOL.

    It does feel good when you finally get it to work out right doesn't it? All the frustration just disappears then. :)

    But I'm going to think positive and just like you said - we ARE just another "Expert" quilter going through extensive training. LOL :P

    Have fun and be sure and post pictures of your quilt!

    Mona

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