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Thread: This is a small thing, this is a small thing, this is a small thing..........

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    Junior Member DebQuilter50's Avatar
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    Remember, "Don't sweat the small stuff - and it's all small stuff"?

    I am frustrated and am reminding myself that this is a small thing and I am sure I am not the first one that has had this happen.

    I am making a table runner for my DIL. I have 2/3 of the top finished and noticed TWO squares are in WRONG. I am taking a break before going back to get out Jack (the ripper) and fix my mistake. In reality, this will take a small amount of time out of my life to fix it.

    This is a small thing, this is a small thing, this is a small thing......

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    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
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    it is a small thing-but I understand-I hate ripping out seams

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    Been there, done that! You are smart to take a brake first. When you and Jack start back in fresh, you will have it righted in no time. Good for you for sticking in there!

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    It will be fine and won't take long to redo the mistake,just wait and all of sudden you will say to self. " I am going to redo that table runner." You then will sit down and wha la it will be done. waiting to see picture.

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    I understand. Sometimes the small things take a big bite. I hate unsewing, too.

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    Yup been there, done that. My best friend's name was Jack, but I told him he wasn't welcomed if he worked more than me. LOL

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    Wasn't it the amish that leave or place one block in backwards or a different color in their quilts? ;) Saves the ripping

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    Is it something you can applique over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    it is a small thing-but I understand-I hate ripping out seams
    I tell myself that 50 years from now someone will say, "that is a nice quilt, too bad she didn't fix that mistake." Then I fix it.

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    As annoying as a date with Jack can be, it will be more annoying if you don't fix your faux pas.

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    I looked at this one a hundred times and never picked out the mistake. I had reverse the colors on one of the waves. I didn't have the heart to tear it all apart (it was paper pieced), so I appliqued over it. No one ever knew!
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    I totally understand!! Wow, you've been busy! I've noticed lots of nice things you have posted :D:D

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    I like your Beach Condos, cute quilt.

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    UPDATE: Mission accomplished. Torn out, resewn. Happy quilter.

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    I love your avatar pix. Such beautiful colors...thats all I wanted to say...

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    just keep repeating that as you go to bed tonight. Been there and done that....

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    Did that with a purse I just made, ...I'm not ripping it out, I'm not ripping it out....and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    Did that with a purse I just made, ...I'm not ripping it out, I'm not ripping it out....and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I go To The Sea To Breathe
    I love your avatar pix. Such beautiful colors...thats all I wanted to say...
    Thanks! I love daisies!

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    Jack (the ripper) is one of my best friends when I am sewing. Remember tomorrow is always another day

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    Lol.. Hang in there!! Sorry your froggin it! Rip it.. Rip it... Rip it...

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    Ahhhhh. The seam ripper, couldn't live without it. This last week I spent a lot of time ripping out the quilting in 2, yes, that's 2 quilts. Messed up big time. ARGG May go try to quilt them tomorrow.

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    Thanks for the reminder. As I'm typing this, I'm taking a break from ripping out the binding for an entire baby quilt. I sewed it on with the needle in the wrong position, and now it won't wrap around to the other side properly. And I really thought I could finish it tonight.

    But like you said, it's all small stuff...

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    I understand, lots of things happens and sometimes just have to laugh about it, take care

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    You are like me...little things like that bother me so much, but all my quilts always come out with a little flaw here or there! Gives them personality and the person knows they were made with love!

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