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Thread: TICKED OFF AT MYSELF

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    Well, I did a really stupid thing today. I'm doing FMQ on the first quilt ( a throw) that I've tackled to FMQ when I discovered I had stitched one corner up into the stitching. Duuuh. How often have you had to remove those hundreds of tiny stitches? You can bet I was more careful with the rest.
    Of course, once I had all of the blocks done, I discovered one more. Rats. Now it's back to the machine.

    I have to admit I kept hearing you guys in my head telling me to relax my shoulders, run machine fast & hands slow. You also taught me to use strongers needles so I haven't broken one since. What a smart grp. you are!

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    We have all been there. I even stitched my slider to the underside of a quilt. I've also run through the head of a pin lately.

    I don't think this is what "they" mean when they say not to stitch over pins ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    We have all been there. I even stitched my slider to the underside of a quilt. I've also run through the head of a pin lately.

    Your pin is funny. I've done that, too, but only put one hole in it. You had to be very clever to put that many holes. LOL

    Since you mention your slider, that was a big prob. I had with my quilt. So much friction on mach. & acrylic table. So many have said they had trouble with sliders that I gave up thinking of getting one.
    My acrylic extension table was all over the place, too, even though I have it on nonskid stuff. This was my first time at FMQ a pc. that lg. so I struggled with it. I don't know how people work with queen & king sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Well, I did a really stupid thing today. I'm doing FMQ on the first quilt ( a throw) that I've tackled to FMQ when I discovered I had stitched one corner up into the stitching. Duuuh. How often have you had to remove those hundreds of tiny stitches? You can bet I was more careful with the rest.
    Of course, once I had all of the blocks done, I discovered one more. Rats. Now it's back to the machine.

    I have to admit I kept hearing you guys in my head telling me to relax my shoulders, run machine fast & hands slow. You also taught me to use strongers needles so I haven't broken one since. What a smart grp. you are!
    I hate when that happens! :cry:

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    Welcome!! You are a member of a VERY exclusive club - lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Welcome!! You are a member of a VERY exclusive club - lol!!
    Right now I feel like the president. LOL

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    your not the only one ticked off, I am doing FM on a quilt I have labeled as the quilt from he** To get it finished my son and his fiance helped me sandwich and pin it last night while talking over their very new engagement! That was the fun part, now that I am into the fm, I have decided I totally dislike the thread, supposely good quality thread but not for FM. I have tried this thread before and came to the same conclusion, when do I learn?I am determined to finish it though, I can always keep it for myself or donate it which might be the best! Running over the pins is easy, done it quite a few times.

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    your not the only one ticked off, I am doing FM on a quilt I have labeled as the quilt from he** To get it finished my son and his fiance helped me sandwich and pin it last night while talking over their very new engagement! That was the fun part, now that I am into the fm, I have decided I totally dislike the thread, supposely good quality thread but not for FM. I have tried this thread before and came to the same conclusion, when do I learn?I am determined to finish it though, I can always keep it for myself or donate it which might be the best! Running over the pins is easy, done it quite a few times.

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    oops, sorry for the double post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    oops, sorry for the double post!
    What prob. are you having with thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    your not the only one ticked off, I am doing FM on a quilt I have labeled as the quilt from he** To get it finished my son and his fiance helped me sandwich and pin it last night while talking over their very new engagement! That was the fun part, now that I am into the fm, I have decided I totally dislike the thread, supposely good quality thread but not for FM. I have tried this thread before and came to the same conclusion, when do I learn?I am determined to finish it though, I can always keep it for myself or donate it which might be the best! Running over the pins is easy, done it quite a few times.
    I've ripped out 12" of a quilt before because I wanted to change the thread, or the pattern, or the.....
    It's happened enough now that I make a practise square and audition the thread and pattern before doing the main quilt. That way, I may have a pretty pot holder, but I also have the quilt done a way I like!

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    That makes sense. I was running out of the thread I was using today so when it came time to fill a bobbin again, I put on a grey to save the lavender I was using for the borders. Of course the grey shows up too much but it's sure done now. I live so far from town that when I run out of thread, I can't do anything for awhile.

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    I did that on my first one, too. So far I haven't on my second, but I'm not finished yet.

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    Thanks for idea about auditioning thread. I would not have thought of that.

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    I picked up a wonderful big spool of varigated thread for a quilt. I was working up my courage to do FMQ on a twin size top. Well, it took my a while and when it came time to do it, I didn't have quite enough thread. I knew I'd never be able to find it (picked it up somewhere on a shop hop) so ended up stitching the feather border and doing the spine in a solid colour. I over buy thread now because I have thread trauma. This FMQ is fraught with hidden pitfalls and I seem to find them all.

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    Well, at least y'all are doing FMQ. I tried it, sucked, and am back to piecing, appliqué, sashiko, and "the ditch" and straight line quilting. Bug chicken, I am.

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    Goodluck

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    If you can get at it between the fabric and batting, it might be easier to rip out. Bummer...been there...it's not fun!

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