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Simple sewing gone wrong...again and again and again...

Old 06-26-2011, 02:42 PM
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I got up this morning after very little sleep and wanted to sew. I started to work on a very intricate block but my mind wouldn't cooperate so I figured I could do 4 patches. I cut my strips just so...no problem...sewed strips in pairs... no problem...subcut the strips and sewed in 4 patches......big problem. I had them assembled in 2 different ways so i carefully rip out the 7 that were "wrong" and proceed to put them together like the top one on my "good" pile. Only problem was....the top one was wrong too..........grrrrrrrrr...so now i have to rip out 8 of them. I carefully get all of them assembled and think "I can do this". I should have quit while I was ahead. I did the first row okay and got the second row done. After I assembled the 2 rows I found that I had put the rows together wrong.... and the blocks are going in different directions...........back to the drawing board. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Thanks for letting me vent............
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:45 PM
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Ouch, rough day! Yep, time to give your brain (and your nerves!) a well-deserved rest!
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:47 PM
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Yes, I agree. Time for a rest! I have been known to get the block pieces in order and mess them up by the time I get to the machine, and have made the same mistake more than once!! Not fun.
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There are day's like that. They will get better.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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When I do that, I put the "wrong" pile aside and use them on a different project. Of course I can do that only if I have enough fabric to cut new strips.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:33 PM
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I discovered working on a 4 patch doll quilt that it is really easy to sew them wrong. pick up two 4's off the pile, turn to machine, and if you turn them & sew top or bottom instead of the SIDE, they are wrong. I ripped more on that doll quilt than I usually rip on a throw!

I will always pin 4 patch from now on!
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:47 PM
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I have days like that! I have to lay all my things out to keep me from getting confused and stitching it wrong. I don't like for Jack (the ripper) to come out to play!
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:56 PM
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I'd have liked to have seen a picture -I'll bet it looked good all mixed up -just not like you had envisioned it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:24 PM
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Hope it gets better. We all have days like that..don't we?
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:27 PM
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I'm agreeing with the poster above me. YES, we sure do!
Hope you get a good sleep and have a better day tomorrow :)
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