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Thread: What is the max # of times you sewed the SAME seam?

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    apparently my answer is 7.

    But wait! There's more!!!

    1) It's a 2" seam!!!
    2) It's paper piecing!!!!!

    So? Does this take the cake or what?

    I'm going to go eat something now. I'm blaming it all on low blood sugar. Where is the chocolate???

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    Funny...at some point, i'd just go with "done"....pretty sure it would be around 3rd or 4th time tho

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    Wow, I'm impressed you still have paper to sew on. :mrgreen:

    I have a personal tolerance level of 4 times.
    After that, it gets tossed in the garbage - that'll show it - and I start a new one.

    Hope you found some chocolate.

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    4 times to many.

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    I generally go until the fabric is so worn I can't trust it to hold together and THEN, on the next seam, it is perfect. Ain't that the way>

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    I won't sew anything more than 3 times. Either I leave it as part of the design element or replace the fabric. Resewing only weakens the fabric.

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    2 or 3 times at the very most...

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    You are far better than me. Don't know that I'd have the paper or fabric left to do more than 3-4. If I'm not pp'ing I don't think I could count!

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    LOL...4 times for me.

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    Chocolate always makes ME smarter!!!!!

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    You have more patience than me, I would have had to walk a way for a while before I could have done it 7 times.

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    More than 7, I guess.

    But just do like I did with a Bow Tuck Bag. I put in the pockets upside down and never even noticed til it was all finished. Too late then. Just called them secret pockets and went on to the next.

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    I will continue until I get it right...I don't count or I might give up.

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    I persevered.

    My whole purpose was to *practice* new techniques. Paper piecing (I've only done one and it was not a complicated pattern), and a Lone Star. Oh yeah, and a mini. So to practice, I kept doing it until it was right. Thankfully I was using 20lb computer paper or I would NOT have had any paper left to keep piecing!

    Good news. I've just finished the 2nd "arm" of the star. The 2nd time around was MUCH quicker. I only ripped one seam once!!

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    Roflol slapping my knee funny.

    Umm, probably about 4 times.

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    Only 3 because any more than that and the fabric seems to be destroyed. I just start over with new fabric or live with it the way it is.

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    I have a tolerance level of about 4...after that--especially if I have extra fabric...I trash it!

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    LOL, just the other day with a wall hanging, I was trying to get the binding on. 4-5 times to get it right! I was wondering if I hit a new world record but if I did, you just beat it!

    **PASSING THE AWARD ONTO YOU**

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    mine's 3 unless it is near the end of putting a block together and the rest of the block looks good. then I'll give it just one more try. if it's still bad, I'll put it aside and start a new block. may or may not go back to the 'troubled' block.

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    OMgosh was I supposed to count. Which time? :):)

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    If I go past three, I switch to something else, take a break, or stop to pee and then eat. Chocolate or a strong cup of coffee helps!

    I have had more than that with a wonky tension until I corrected the problem- one time I had a small section of thread caught in a place that I didn't see the first time, and it threw my machine off until I gave it a thorough cleaning and found the culprit.

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    Three times then it goes in time out! Okay - maybe 4 times. But definately time out!

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    I have sewn a seam with normal piecing 3 times, but paper piecing too many times to count. LOL Luckily it can be pretty forgiving.

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    15 times.............on this little sucker!?
    After PP the 16 blocks I had to remove the paper as it was too bulky and I sewed each seam between two and six times average - only one tread apart and it looked terrible.
    The record was 15 times till it was perfect :lol:

    I kept counting each time and it felt like hitting the jackpot when it was straigt the second time.
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    Yesterday I was joining sections of a 2" border. The side border was already attached so I just needed the top and bottom. I was getting tired but down to my last join. I had to rip it out 4 times before I got it. I didn't have to redo any of the other joins...grrr. The icing on the cake is that I was so excited at the prospect of getting the inner border done that I apparently forgot how to measure. I had carefully measured the middle of the quilt-not once but twice. Used the calculator to determing what needed to be trimmed off. I laid my strip down to trim and merrily trimmed it 4" too short. I haven't checked the other border strip yet. I just figured that was my sign to stop for the day.

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