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Thread: Someone give me a crown.. I'm the queen of wonky

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    I found a really easy quilt as you go table runner. Just strips and border. Well, I can't sew the strips straight for some reason. Now I have a date with Mr. Ripper. I thought this would be quick and easy.

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    No one cares if they're wonky as long as there are several.

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    Sometimes walking away from it and going back to it later helps. Sorry you have a date with "Mr. Ripper" tonight.

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    Here is your crown your highness(smile). Just consider it a new pattern creation and finish it up. It will be loved, believe you me. Thank you for sharing.

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    I have dates with Mr. Ripper quite often as well, arrrrrr.....as with any project I do I will rip three times then take a time out as to not throw a mad raving fit?!?! I usually start right up the next day fix the "problem" first I try and wonder how I screwed up three times the day before, GO FIGURE!!!!

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    Lets see it, we can tell you if it is wonky :)

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    The older I get, the more I appreciate "wonky!" "Perfection" is so mainstream. LOL

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    Now who is to know it isn't supposed to be "wonky"????? I happen to already have the tiara though...sorry!

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    And I thought I was the queen!! Can't cut s straight line with out the June Taylor cutting system!!

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    sorry to hear that. taking a break is my solution to things going wrong

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    I don't take Mr Ripper. I'm married to him!

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    "Mr. Ripper," haha! Hey that's an idea, think I'm going to name mine "Jack." Get it? Hehehe

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    If I mess up piecing then I just hand it to my husband to rip it out. He is my Mr Ripper! He has more patience for it than I do.

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    The pattern says quick and easy just to lure us in...and we fall for it every time! Good luck with your date tonight.

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    actually Gwen Marsten is the queen of Wonky- and has numerous books out proving it- sorry---you don't get the crown.
    there are a number of things you can do to improve your straight lines- it takes a little prep work- but in the end saves lots of *un-sewing* time
    you can actually draw your seam lines onto the fabric with a ruler and a pencil- line up the edges carefully and stitch on the lines-
    you can pin---every couple inches---depending on how long the pieces are- and slow down-
    you can use a seam guide on the machine-
    but i've found usually slowing down and pinning makes a ton of difference. just because it says quick does not mean you have to sew as if you are on the freeway- be in a neighborhood instead- and make sure you are not pressing them out of shape- set the seam first then flip open and carefully press straight.

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    I would but it probably wouldn't sit on your head right, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    there are a number of things you can do to improve your straight lines- it takes a little prep work- but in the end saves lots of *un-sewing* time
    you can actually draw your seam lines onto the fabric with a ruler and a pencil- line up the edges carefully and stitch on the lines-
    you can pin---every couple inches---depending on how long the pieces are- and slow down-
    you can use a seam guide on the machine-
    but i've found usually slowing down and pinning makes a ton of difference. just because it says quick does not mean you have to sew as if you are on the freeway- be in a neighborhood instead- and make sure you are not pressing them out of shape- set the seam first then flip open and carefully press straight.
    great reminders!

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