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Thread: Simple sewing gone wrong...again and again and again...

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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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    Ouch, rough day! Yep, time to give your brain (and your nerves!) a well-deserved rest!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hope it gets better. We all have days like that..don't we?

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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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    Sounds like time for a mocha, bowl of popcorn and a movie to me!

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    Been there, done that! It's time to take a break. :|

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    So sorry

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    Don't feel too bad, I have had days like that too :(

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    If it makes you feel better............I was making a few tote bags today and was so proud of myself that I was able to finish three when I discovered I had sewed the inside pocket upside down. Now I have to rip it apart to fix it. I need that one for a birthday gift tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be a better day and hope yours is too.
    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    Hope it gets better. We all have days like that..don't we?

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    sorry you had such a bad day, now I know I'm not the only one who screws up.

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    With out those types of days you would never appreciate the good days. Hopefully you have more good ones.

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    I'm sorry you had a bad day. I hope tomorrow will go better for you.

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    oh..so glad I am not the only one that has done this! :? :!:

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    Happens to all of us. Last weekend, I had a sinus infection(I am blaming that, lol). I decided to make a small throw with a panel. The top was so cute. Machine quilting, not so much. Decided to practice feathers. One side not so great but I can live with it. The other side, got the hang of it somewhat and put the binding on and went to show DH. I said look at how nice I did those feathers. He says, why did you do them upside down? AHHHHHH!!!!!

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    I think that all of us do this but I have found that by the time I have made the second mistake to walk away and have a cup of coffee then go back to it. usually thats all it takes. If I keep trying it just seems to get worse.

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    Maybe it's just me, but if I don't get adequate sleep, I screw up a lot. I just can't seem to concentrate on what I am doing, but try to do it anyway, and end up with many Grrrrr's! I have just learned to notice when I am too tired to do anything sewing related and stick with housework...blah.

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    Ugh...I hate when that happens! Breaks are definately needed - sometimes sooner than we realize! Better luck next time.

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    For me, after all that, I would have ripped and pressed what needed to be pressed then put it up for a day or two. When I was ready to try again everything would be ready to go and I wouldn't have to think about having to rip and press before I started in.

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    I've done similar things - very frustrating, isn't it? For me, setting it aside and getting away from it helps the most. But I have to rip it out first. Can't seem to let it sit there "done wrong". Have a good day. :lol:

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