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Old 10-05-2011, 07:45 PM
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I don't know about 10, but there are some basic commandments that I seem to break over and over and over and over again!

1. Thou shalt sew right sides together. Right. I just made 8 half square triangles - thinking about putting RST as I went and ... 4 of them are wrong. Four. It's light fabric and you have to look really close, but ... really? Four of them?

2. Thou shalt have thread in thy bobbin. I thought a 42" seam was my record, but then remembered quilting a diagonal on a quilt and ... no bobbin. Happily sewing away with ... no. bobbin. thread.

3. Thou shalt have a threaded machine needle. If I cut it too short - and somehow I often cut it too short - the thread pulls out of the needle. I can sew quite a while without thread, too! (I've had machines where you had to hold the thread or it would pull through, but this one you're not supposed to do that. Most of the time that works.)

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4. Though shalt change machine feet when thou changest stitches. That's an oldie, but a goodie!

Sometimes I just amaze me!
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:47 PM
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:) funny
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:01 PM
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Been there, done all that too...lol!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JanTx
3. Thou shalt have a threaded machine needle. If I cut it too short - and somehow I often cut it too short - the thread pulls out of the needle. I can sew quite a while without thread, too! (I've had machines where you had to hold the thread or it would pull through, but this one you're not supposed to do that. Most of the time that works.)

Sometimes I just amaze me!
I hear you there. Someone here on the board suggested putting a small piece of velcro on the side of the machine to dock the thread in so it doesn't slip out. Great piece of advise.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:18 PM
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Thou shalt apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric for applique. . . just broke this one today!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
Thou shalt apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric for applique. . .
Another good one! We're up to 5....
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:25 PM
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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Though shalt not covet thy quilting buddy's stash or wallhanging. lol
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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Thou shalt measure twice and cut once. Especially late at night, I just love cutting my pieces 1" too short. *head shake*
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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Ah Ha Ha HA HA! Yup, have done all of these.
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