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Thread: What is the silliest thing you did while quilting?

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    Well, today I was sewing along and knew the bobbin was going to run out soon. Rather than have it end in the middle of something, I opted to put in a new one. This so far seems normal, only I did not put the new full bobbin in. I closed the cover of the bobbin case and very nearly started sewing again without one.

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    How long before you realized it?
    [IMG]http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ghingMouse.gif[/IMG]

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    At least you didn't put the half full one back "IN"! ! lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    How long before you realized it?
    [IMG]http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ghingMouse.gif[/IMG]
    ......about 7 seconds. I would have been saying naughty words if I actually had started sewing.

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    the dumbest thing I've done while sewing :oops:

    I very thoroughly oiled my Bernina with FrayChek

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    One day I couldn't figure out WHY my machine wouldn't work.
    DUH Factor set it......it wasn't plugged in!!!

    Yes, I was about ready to pack it up and take it to the repair man!

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    I frequently sew things together the wrong way, so the pattern is on the wrong iside when you open it up to press the seam. %&&*&*^%$*!!!!

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    Sewed something the wrong way. Riped it out. Then sewed it the wrong way again.

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    I have sewed the clothes I was wearing to the project.

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    I have sewed the clothes I was wearing to the project.
    I have done this a few times myself.

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    How about when I reached in to give the material a nudge to move along when I was sewing, caught my thumb. Put a nice little gash in it! Learned about the bamboo sticks as a tool :wink: after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewed the clothes I was wearing to the project.
    :lol:
    I'm sorry.... but I laughed so hard coke nearly came out my nose when I read this! LOL

    I can imagine how embarassing that would be!

    My worst (so far) is sewing a pile of about 30 or 40 hst, chain piecing, one after the other, the whole lot of them, then discovering the bobbin ran out halfway down the first one.

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    now that is funny, sorry I say I have done a few like that myself!

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    I seem to be very good at getting peoples drinks to shoot out their noses. I wonder how I can make a living with this skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I seem to be very good at getting peoples drinks to shoot out their noses. I wonder how I can make a living with this skill.
    It's not a pleasant sensation! LOL

    ;-)

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    I too have sewn my clothes to a quilt while lap quilting.

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    Trying to press my seams. I thought my iron died, but dummy me forgot to plug it in :lol:

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    I've sewed things to my clothes; I've run the sewing machine needle through my fingernail; and the last quilt I made, which was for a class, I chainpieced all twelve blocks, got up to press, cut them apart, started pressing, and....the second one didn't match the first one. Oh no. Which one was wrong? How MANY were wrong? Well, only one was right. Spent what seemed like hours trying to pick out the stitching. Noticed some brown thread. Wait, I didn't use any brown thread! Blood will turn the thread brown. Was making such a hash of it (and my thumb), that I ended up trimming away the offending pieces, and cutting new ones. I seem to make lots of stupid boo-boos. I told my DH last night that I shouldn't be trusted with markers, irons, or sharp objects.

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    I have quilted my project to my nightie,,,and once I went to Walmart and when I went to write a check,saw that I was wearing my thimble...DUH!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewed the clothes I was wearing to the project.
    that's really funny!

    I was FMQing a project and I didn't notice that one corner was tucked under, so I ended up sewing that corner curled under "into" the quilt soI had to rip out all those meandering stitches and start over....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewed the clothes I was wearing to the project.
    :lol:
    I'm sorry.... but I laughed so hard coke nearly came out my nose when I read this! LOL

    I can imagine how embarassing that would be!

    My worst (so far) is sewing a pile of about 30 or 40 hst, chain piecing, one after the other, the whole lot of them, then discovering the bobbin ran out halfway down the first one.
    oh my Blue, that is FUNNY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    Sewed something the wrong way. Riped it out. Then sewed it the wrong way again.
    I've done that too!!!! Hee hee!

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    I was moving along quite well with meandering and I heard a thunk...

    looked down and saw that I had sewn through the head of the safety pin without breaking the needle!

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    Gosh -- you all sound like me!! I've sewn stuff to the clothes I was wearing, got a needle stuck in my finger (I was just trying to change the darn thing), scorched a block that was being stubborn about laying flat and when I was making the HST for my blue/yellow swap -- I ran out of bobbin thread about half way through and didn't notice....Some days I should just go back to bed :lol: :lol: :lol:


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    When I was changing the blade on my rotary cutter, I was wiping the oil off of the blade with a paper towel and used too much pressure on it so that it slipped and sliced into the top of my thumb. I didn't think it would ever stop bleeding, after several band-aids. Who knew a major artery runs through our thumbs?

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