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Thread: Sewing Commandments - the breaking of . . .

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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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.)

    ADDED: (I knew there was another one!)
    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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    :) funny

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    Been there, done all that too...lol!

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    Quote 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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    Thou shalt apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric for applique. . . just broke this one today!

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    Quote 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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    Funny

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    Though shalt not covet thy quilting buddy's stash or wallhanging. lol

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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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    Ah Ha Ha HA HA! Yup, have done all of these.

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    I was happily making a Farmer's Wife Block - I've made about 30 of them. Got everything cut, made the half square triangles - half of them wrong sides together, of course - and .. the pieces don't fit. They're supposed to fit. seriously. Somehow I cut some rectangles short. I put it all in time out, closed the door, and came to join you all here. Enough.

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    How about thou shalt not sew thy clothing in with the binding.
    No truly it wasn't me!! Not much.

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    How many times can you sew a corner of a quilt onto some other piece of it when you're quilting on a domestic machine? Is there a limit and then you won't do it anymore? Please?

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    thanks for sharing i thought i was the only one doing these things, lol. blessings ogama

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx
    How many times can you sew a corner of a quilt onto some other piece of it when you're quilting on a domestic machine? Is there a limit and then you won't do it anymore? Please?
    Ummmm I give up how many?? Oh not a quizz! If it's me then the answer is infinite. I can do just that for hours at a time. Keeps the rest of the family amused listening to me yell at the fabric. Like it's to blame.

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    Isn't it wonderful to know we're in such good company? I do find that when I start breaking these commandments, I might as well shut it down for the night. Hard to break just one!

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    Oh dear, oh dear. :cry:
    I assume this means none of us will be going to quilters Heaven as would be the case with the original broken Commandments issues.

    Repent, Quilters! The End is near! :shock:

    Jan in VA

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    Thou shalt not sew late, late, late at night, especially in poor lighting conditions. Every time I do this, I look at the work I did the night before and wonder "what was I thinking, when I did this".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Thou shalt measure twice and cut once. Especially late at night, I just love cutting my pieces 1" too short. *head shake*
    oh lordy I did this today!! blech

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    Thou shalt not sew thy calloused fingers to the applique....don't ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Thou shalt not sew thy calloused fingers to the applique....don't ask.
    Now that's a good one!!

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    Thou shall not let thy fingers hang over the cutting edge of thy ruler.

    Thou shall not applique thine clothes onto thine quilt block.

    Thou shall not test thine iron by touching it. My 14 year old son still has trouble with this. I have no idea why. We suspect he may not be entirely human--LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning

    Thou shall not test thine iron by touching it.
    I always do this... my mom always touched hers so I do the same :)

    I would have to add...
    thou shalt keep thy fingers away from the iron when pressing seams, learned this the hard way today. (it is one thing to tap the bottom of the iron real quick to check it, but quite another to iron the side of the finger.. ouch)

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    Darn!!!! I resemble all of them and many more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    Darn!!!! I resemble all of them and many more
    Me too.

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