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    Retreat prank needed

    I'm at a quilt retreat. This morning the organizer hid my pins and watched with the rest of the crew as I searched and finally borrowed a friends only to have mine reappear while I was at the ironing board. I have till tomorrow for a gentle little payback. Ideas?
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    put something between the foot pedal and base, so it wont run or a piece of tape under spool so it wont roll or tape hidden in several spots in folded fabric so it won't s shake open even. maybe I need to stop there before we get into big trouble, lol

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    lol, you came up with those pretty quick ;-)
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    good ones, peach
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    unplug some sewing machines and have fun at the retreat
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    Make her sewing machine power cord disappear for a while.

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    If there is a window and you sit near it ... annouce "LOOK AT THAT" and as soon as everyone stops to look, say "oh it's gone". Then do it again a while later. When they ask "what was it" all you can say is "I don't know, strangest thing I've ever seen and I don't know if I can describe it". How many times can you get them to stop and come to the window?
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    I like all your ideas. We are a diabolical (is that spelled right) bunch. I especially like the window trick. Let us know if it works and which trick you used.
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    take out the light bulbs in the sewing machines


    put a bowl of sour candies on your table and laugh when people ''sneak'' one!!!!

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    At our retreat one of our members sit at her sewing machine and when no one was paying much attention, she took off her shirt. Underneath she had put on her bra OVER a tee shirt. It took awhile for someone to notice and the laughter spread and lasted for a long time.
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    Hmmmm, most of the pranks that happen in my group are off-color, not sure they'd be appropriate here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    At our retreat one of our members sit at her sewing machine and when no one was paying much attention, she took off her shirt. Underneath she had put on her bra OVER a tee shirt. It took awhile for someone to notice and the laughter spread and lasted for a long time.
    That is hilarious! One time me and 3 girlfriends were out for drinks at a little Mexican bar. Myreally skinny friend Tess and I both went to the bathroom together. She had worn an oversized sweatshirt and I had a t-shirt and corduroy shirt over it. Now, I am, ahem, blessed upstairs and poor Tess is not (built like a 12 year old boy). She put on my tshirt and corduroy shirt and I put on her hoodie. She was swimming in my clothes and her poor sweatshirt was doing everything it could to keep from bursting apart! We went back to the table and it took forever for the other 2 friends to realize what we had done! I'm guessing the many pitchers of margaritas and tequila shots had something to do with their reaction time!
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    I was at a scrapbooking retreat and pulled a good one on my buds. I'm generally not the rowdy type (actually quite a nerd) and not known for pranking. While the gals were outside in the hot tub, living it up rather loudly, I was in the cottage scrapping away with the two pregnant at the time ladies. Needless to say, I became bartender. So, on one of the trips out with a few brews, I said that we had a phone call from the neighbours asking us to tone down the noise. I said it so poker faced that they believed me. I kept it going until breakfast when I couldn't keep it up without cracking up. They were shocked at me. It felt sooooo good!
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    So funny! I like the bra thing...hilarious!
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    Turn all the irons to "Off", and then watch the frustration level when they don't heat up...don't know about them, but I would NEVER look at mine because I "know" it's always where it should be...
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    if she has a surge protector, plug it in to itself

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    here's one that should 'fit' the occassion (and someone should have a seam ripper for after the fact)

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    Sew someone's shirt cuffs together so they can't get their hands through. Or go through their underwear drawer and sew the legs of all their underwear closed (if you use a sewing machine, this doesn't take too long!).
    Last edited by kountrykreation; 06-19-2012 at 05:27 PM.

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    As I read all these great ideas, I wonder if any of your retreat buddies are also reading this forum?

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    Love the shirt over the bra, so funny!

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    I did the sew the underwear thing (the bride and groom should not have left there suit case alone with the brides maids)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKLAHOMA PEACH View Post
    put something between the foot pedal and base, so it wont run or a piece of tape under spool so it wont roll or tape hidden in several spots in folded fabric so it won't s shake open even. maybe I need to stop there before we get into big trouble, lol

    the voice of experience me thinks..ehhehehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKLAHOMA PEACH View Post
    put something between the foot pedal and base, so it wont run or a piece of tape under spool so it wont roll or tape hidden in several spots in folded fabric so it won't s shake open even. maybe I need to stop there before we get into big trouble, lol
    experienced????????????

    Sounds like fun!
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    I knew I could count on you guys. I taped a spool to the bottom of her foot pedal earlier today. That provided a tiny bit of fun. After she went to bed I plugged her surge protector into itself so we'll see how the morning goes. No one here reads this forum. I don't know what's wrong with these people!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I would warn you not to do anything with the light bulb on the machine. This is malicious, and not fun. The light bulbs nowadays are halogen, and touching them with the hand does something to them. I was warned not to touch mine by the dealer, so they have lasted since I got the machines, and I don't want to have to buy new ones due to the high cost of them.
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    Great ideas. Will have to keep these for that special moment I need to get even with another quilter. LOL
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