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    Ripping out.....

    As I was (again) ripping out some stitches I began to wonder.....Has anyone ever made a complete quilt without ripping something out? I have reached a point that when I sit down to work, the first thing I pull out of the drawer is my seam ripper. I am a fairly new quilter (but have sewed since very young) so I know I will get better. Maybe..Just wondered...........

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    seems that no matter what I'm sewing, I'm ripping something out. Yes, I'm OCD about it... I want it right.. But please don't send the quilt police just yet! 'cause my points just aren't there yet!

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    Always ripping!!!

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    Same here! My ripper is almost a part of my hand by the time I finish a top!

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    I had a Guild day today and ripped three of four times but ended up with three good blocks (new pattern to me).

    Annie

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    Oh yes!!! I have just put a border on three times!!! Started to think that I had 'lost' it!!!

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    I can't believe that sometimes I rip out a seam just to sew it back the same way, so I have to rip it again. ARGHHHHH! I'm like you .... my goal is to someday quilt with ripping out .... maybe.

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    everytime...

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    i've managed one or two without unsewing... not a good record since i've made so very many quilts
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    I've added to my collection of rippers so many times its embarrassing. Sometimes I get my stiletto and ripper mixed up - that's interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karate lady View Post
    Has anyone ever made a complete quilt without ripping something out?
    Don't I wish! Sometimes I make it far into the project and that little arrogant devil jumps on my shoulder and starts to brag "Oh look, everything is going just perfectly" and the next piece goes on upside down, or wrong sides together, or.....and out comes the frog - ripit

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    Some of my projects I keep going and let the mistakes be part of the charm. This drives some of my guild members crazy but the beginners will see it and not be intimidated to show their work.
    Got fabric?

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    I thought it was a regular part of the process of piecing.
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    My seam ripper is my best friend!! I have 3 or 4.

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    Rip, riiiiiiiiip, rip, they call me the ripper!
    My stash keeps me in stitches!

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    I've worn out more than that! Last time I bought 6 so I could get a discount. They're always disappearing, breaking, or not where I need them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    My seam ripper is my best friend!! I have 3 or 4.

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    I'm a ripper, too. Have gotten pretty good at it, too.

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    PinkberryKay, did you get your quilt layed out good?

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    You know I was wondering the same thing the other day. I thought I might have actually had completed a top without ever taking out a single stitch..... and then it happened.... and my thoughts of having one done with out a rip ... were dashed.
    I think never having to rip a stitch is an urban quilting myth.

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    That's me......rip, rip, rip.

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    you've got to be joking!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh my gosh!! I'm making my first log cabin and had the pieces in the wrong places. So today I was ripping and ripping wondering what is wrong with me, and my math calculations that I have to rip all the time. I am so glad to know other people have the same problems.

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    I am always ripping something out!!!!!

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    I've never made anything that didn't get the ripper treatment. I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have to "un-sew" something!!
    "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane!"
    Valarie

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    sewing.....unsewing.......all part of piecing a top for me!

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