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    Ugh

    Will I ever get to the point when I don't rip out as much as I sew???? And I'm definitely not inexperienced, either!

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    Ha!! I think that's expecting too much! All of us have to rip!

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    As ye sew, so shall ye rip!

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    I had that same thought today. It seemed like I was "unsewing" more today than sewing. I don't think I'm inexperienced either. It was just one of those days.
    Don't sing of yesterday; yesterday is gone. Tomorrow isn't written. Make today your song.

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    Been there done that, still hang out there often. Perhaps we'll meant there and chat some time. LOL
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    I sympathize. A lot.

    I *am* inexperienced in quilting but not sewing. I had the "let's spend all day taking things out and resewing them ... eight times each" experience so badly with a project that I've just started it over as English paper piecing instead of machine piecing. It won't be perfect this way, but it'll be a whole lot closer and a whole lot more fun!

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    I would just be happy with not putting holes in the fabric when I rip seams out. There has to be a better way...

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    Get over it, and go on.. I just spent the last couple of hours with the scalpel.. It's extremely frustrating, but it is shows that you care the way it looks..

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    this to shell pass.
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    Will I am not sure I will ever get to a point that I do not have to rip, but I sure am getting good at it!!!!LOL

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    That's why seam rippers were invented... Just put some good music on and rip away. Then reward yourself with chocolate!! Works for me, and I have a lot of experience at it!!!

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    When I find myself in that situation make sure the seams are removed before I quit sewing for a while. I don't like to come back to "unsewing".

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    Those little spring loaded thread nippers are a god send(they're on ebay). Takes about half the time it takes using a seam ripper.

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    I've been known to re-cut two new fabric squares rather than rip two incorrectly-sewn squares apart! (I loathe ripping!)
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    You are soooo not alone. Somedays I rip more than sew

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    Just think of it as you're becoming an expert seam ripper outer!

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    My seam rippers are in every room, we need to start a group on here, How about the Rip Strippers? I make mistakes even when sewing strips. hehe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Puttergeo View Post
    Will I ever get to the point when I don't rip out as much as I sew???? And I'm definitely not inexperienced, either!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I use my smallest rotary cutter to "rip". It goes so much faster to pull one seam side taut and just nick away at the thread stitches (like slicing between the layers). Then the sticky roller grabs the bits.

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    I've been sewing for years and I still rip all the time. My main problem is getting from the layout to the sewing machine. I seem to get things turned around and sew the wrong sides together. It sure does make the process longer! You are not alone.

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    I sure wish after quilting since the 1950s that I would get there!!!!!!!!
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    I just keep telling myself it builds character
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    Quiltngolfer - my solution to getting from layout to machine is having my design wall (otherwise known as back side of flannel back tablecloth) directly behind my machine so I just have to reach up and grab the two pieces I'm sewing together. If it is big pieces, like two strips of already stitched together squares, I will hold or pin the top of the seam edges together as I take them down so I don't get confused and pin them together backwards. This has greatly diminished my ripping out. Still have other boo boos, but that's another story.

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    Rip happens! To all of us. Some days the sewing just doesn't go well. So I put it away and step away and take a breather!
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    My sister/law, got this at a yard sale5-6 years ago. And I do believe what it says. It's a wooden heart, with a pair of wooden scissors, on it, and the saying says--"As ye sew, so shall ye rip". I've have learnt to believe that line.

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    My seam ripper is my best friend! I think ripping out just goes with quilting. Some days it just gets to me too. Overall, on a good day I am just happy to sew.

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