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Thread: Well dang. my starburst quilt is a mess..

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    Senior Member Bobbinchick's Avatar
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    :-D :-D :-D :-D And I'll never buy the Hobbs batting again. It was so wonky and it made my quilt a mess and I'm in the hopes that I can save it. All that work on it and right now for nothing. I took out one side after I did the stitch in the ditcn around the borders and took that out 4 times and still can't seem to get it to come out right. It keeps shifting and the fabric just won't lie flat on the batting and I'm so unhappy with it. I used a walking foot , tried a longer stitch lenth and all and it would not come out with out it shifting to a point where a fold would accur. Bleep! So I decided that I'm going to fold it up and put it away and work on it at a later time by hand. I can put it on my Q Snap frame and stitch those borders by hand. I was goign to enter it in the Clallam Co . fair, but it isn't good enough to do that and then I was going to give it ot Sis for her birthday in a couple of weewks. I decided to put it away and will try to save it at another time. I said bleep, bleep and bleeep Well gotta get busy on the house work. I'm making room for my china cabinet. I bought one for $60.00 and it's a fixer upper , but I can do that. I can put new knobs on it and it is a beauty. It had 3 doors with glass on it and I'll get new glass shelves cut for it and it has a light in it also. It's 6 feet tall, 39" wide and 14" deep and has 3 door on the bottom and shelves in there too. I can put all my teap pots in it as I have a nice collection of them. Every one have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    I hope you get your starburst quilt fixed

    wow, your cabinet sounds cool with all of your teapots, please post a picture of it later for us to enjoy

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    *bleeps* happen... especially in my sewing room..LOL

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    I am going to get my china cabinet out of storage in a couple of weeks and get it where I can enjoy it got it about 7 years ago always wanted one and got it and it has been in storage more than I have used it and I am tired of it so time to do something about it. It sounds a lot like yours and I think the last time it was moved they broke the glass shelves so good luck to both of us on our cabinets

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    Yep, best thing to do is put a project away that is not cooperating. I've been there so I feel your pain.

    I love china cabinets and tea pots...would love to see it.

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    sorry about your quilt, it happens to all of us at one time or another, i think that's where a lot of ufo's come from...frustration!

    the china cabinet sounds like a nice distraction tho and teapots are fun.

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    My sister collects teapots The cabinet with the teapots in
    will be so pretty.

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    When I get the cabinet home, I will post a before and after pictures and with all the teapots in it. I have about 20 of them. I'm hoping to inherit the one that Mom and Dad got as a wedding pressie when they got married many years ago. It have to be at least 100 years old or maybe a little younger than that. I'm not sure, but it is numbered and such and a collector's item and I'm sure it is worth lots. The gold trim has worm off pretty much, but I remember that tea pot since child hood. It is a yellow 6 cup one and I have had several dreams about that tea pot. I can't get over the fact that Mom still has it. Mom gave me a tea pot for Christmas last year that she bought in Seattle. She found on at a thrift store not long before she had her surgery and she gave it to me. I told I'll wait til the cabinet is put up and fixed up. I bought a beautiful tea pot not too long ago that has a gold trim on it and it is a 50th wedding anniversary one and I gave it to Sis and her husband for thier 50 wedding anniversary today. She is going to wait til they get home to get it so I put it where it won't get broken. Can't wait to get that cvabinet. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that is the only thing keeping me going. I'm putting my sewing room back together and will find a place to store the quilt until I get ready to work on it again. At least the quilting turned out on the background, but will have to redo the borders on the stitch in the ditch. Another big Bleeeeeepppp!!!!Well back to work, have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    So sorry to hear about your Hobbs batting problems. Which hobbs did you use? You must be so disappointed not to be able to enter it into the competition. And also it won't be ready in time for gift giving. How exciting to be getting that china cabinet ready to use and display things in. Keep us updated.

    Kat

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    Faye, you could have someone quilt the rest of it for you on a frame, which would solve the shifting problem. Probably wouldn't cost much at all. There are several people on here who do quilting for others...some I am sure would do it very reasonably.

    Just another option for you!!

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    sorry to hear this...I have never had issues with Hobbs at all..which one did you use...

    did you wash it first? or at least hand it for 3 days to let it fall?

    wonder why it worked on part of the quilt, but the borders..did you baste or pin it really heavy?

    I would also suggest finding someone to put it on a frame and finish it for you...would be faster, and would keep the tension that is for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    *bleeps* happen... especially in my sewing room..LOL
    Only sometimes???Say it ain't so...I wish I could say "sometimes" LOL

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    I put the quilt where I can get at it and I'm not sure which Hobbs I used but it is possable it could have just been a bad one. Some times that can happen to get a bad one. So I don't know wether is was a cotton batting, but it looked like what the Warm and Natural looked like, but I did have laid out over night to let it relax. It was just a bad batting and I don't remember what one it was. One time I had a batting that was torn when I took it out of the bag so bad ones do come around once inna while. Well there is hoards of time to finish that quilt. My sewing room is back in order so will take a break away from that quilt for a spell. sure hope my check get deposited tomorrow as I told the guys I will come tomorrow and set up a delivery date on my cabinet. Been a long time since I refinished a piece of furniture. Now I'm going to empty out the linen closet and refold the sheets and towels and such. Every one have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Your tea pots sound nice. Hope you get your quilt figured out.

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    I needed a break away from the quilt any how. I will get it going one of these days, but will finish it buy hand until I get ready for the binding. Some times things like this happens and you just need to walk away from it for awhile. Then it all seems to come together after words. At least it is where I can get to it when I want to work on it. But I will have to set up my QSnap frame and sit at that and work on it. Well ladies, today I'm going to go get the deleivery date all set up for my china cabinet and after it is here I will snap a before picture of it and after that I will start cleaning it up and fix up the scratches that are on it and then get the new glass shelves cut for it and put on the new knobs and make sure the light works nad such and then I will star putting my beautiful teapots in it. I'm so excited. My check was deposited so I'm one happy old bag. Last night I went back to working on mariners compasses. I found a pattern in a hard back book I borrowed from my parent's library. Then I'll lay them out and see if I have enough for a small quilt. I have a bunch of mariners compasses made and later on down the road I will do some NYB blocks and make a quilt from those. I have some quilts started and need to finish up. Every one have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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