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Thread: When do YOU call it quits??

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Stop when mistakes pile up?
    Stop when it's no longer fun?
    Stop because ____ tells me to?

    Shoot, I stop when it's time to start hitting the bottle!
    Which is usually after I've done something totally inane, frustrating, time-wasting, humbling.....
    Like tonight.

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    A dear friend just gifted me with the Sidewinder so I will have no more excuses to run out of bobbin---Happy Holidays Everyone!

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    Hahahah....been here more than once!

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    Yep, been there, too. Either I stop for the day or take a break for a while if the day is still young . Sometimes I will switch to a different project.

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    I was sewing HUGE pinwheel star blocks and did two at a time. The first two turned out fine. The second two not so much, I reversed the pinwheel colors and had to rip both blocks out entirely. Took a couple of hours to rip it all out. I was done sewing for that day! I still have two to go but that will have to wait until the Christmas rush is over.

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    My stupid thing is to not change the stitch after I have done it wrong. If I have the zig-zag stitch on and am finished with that, I put on the next piece for straight stitching and forget that it is on zig-zag. So I take the fabric out, rip out the zig-zag stitches and put it back in. Away we go - - still on zig-zag! LOL
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    oh goodness....time to take a break. I've done that before.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Sorry but that made me smile!! I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in this boat Yep, that's about the time to call it quits!
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    I've done this myself a time or two. When mistakes happen or I get frustrated, it's time to take a break, take a nap, go to bed, whatever, things will look different in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoupEsprit View Post
    So I realized that my bobbin ran out... 9 out of 12 quilt pieces ago!!

    So I meticulously re-pinned them, took a time-out to eat dinner, and re-sewed them. Only to realize, that I NEVER REFILLED THE BOBBIN!!!!

    I think it's time for bed...
    I usually give up after about the third stupid mistake.
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    that's almost as funny as me sitting on the pin cushion. :-) but I stop when I repeat a mistake, or start making several in a row.



    Quote Originally Posted by LoupEsprit View Post
    So I realized that my bobbin ran out... 9 out of 12 quilt pieces ago!!

    So I meticulously re-pinned them, took a time-out to eat dinner, and re-sewed them. Only to realize, that I NEVER REFILLED THE BOBBIN!!!!

    I think it's time for bed...

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    Thank you!!!! You've just reaffirmed m sanity. I was worried there for a bit! Thank heavens we are all in the same boat. When I start talking to my machine and calling the fabric not-so-nice names, it's definitely time to stop fo the time being!

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    I fill three bobbins with thread before starting any new project. It's time to stop when last bobbin is empty; at least long enough to fill three more. Otherwise, i quit when i've been making the same mistake over and over, a good show comes on tv which is in different room, or Poo_Chie and Truffles come tell me it's waaaaay past bedtime!

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    Been there, done that. My Singer 9960 beeps when the bobbin is out or the needle is UN-threaded. Great asset. Just wish it would say so before hand!! Take care of yourself and get some rest. God bless you.

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    Love it ... Isn't it great that we can all laugh at ourselves! Running out of bobbin is one of my greatest feats! Seems like no matter how often I look at the bobbin to see how close I am to running out, you can always hear me say, "oops ... ran out of bobbin!" Hope your days have been better. Merry Christmas!
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    Well, you posted at 1:27 a.m. I'd say it was way past time to stop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpatchquilter View Post
    Hahahaha - oh you poor thing. It was definitely time for bed. Or a break at least. Maybe try keeping some pre-filled bobbins around. Sometimes if I know that I'm going to likely use a couple I'll fill two instead of just one, so it's there.

    Good luck!
    I fill 20 at a time. Once I'm set up I like to get a bobbin holder full. It's so nice when you are in the swing of sewing and you get to!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCindyLou View Post
    I NEVER REFILLED THE BOBBIN!!!!
    LOL - I am not laughing at you, I am laughing with you....I did almost this exact (exact!) same thing on Tuesday night....
    Me too! On Sunday night! LOL
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    I quit when I run out of wine! LOL....jk. I quit when I feel tired or when I start making stupid mistakes or when my eyes aren't focusing any more.

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    LOL!! Isn't it very reassuring to know that our fellow quilters also make mistakes and not only once? I'm so glad we can laugh at ourselves!!
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    I have done this so many times it's not funny. I bit the bullet and ordered 100 extra bobbins. Now each time cut out a new quilt top I prewind a dozen bobbins before I sew my first piece. It doesn't keep me from sewing a few pieces with no bobbin, but at least i'm ready with a filled one.

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    I bought one of the BIG spools of brown 100% cotton Coats & Clark thread. It's been breaking every couple minutes. After a half dozen re-threads, I decided it was the thread that had the problem, not me, and not my machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdejournett View Post
    I have done this so many times it's not funny. I bit the bullet and ordered 100 extra bobbins. Now each time cut out a new quilt top I prewind a dozen bobbins before I sew my first piece. It doesn't keep me from sewing a few pieces with no bobbin, but at least i'm ready with a filled one.
    Springing for a bunch of new bobbins was probably the best money I've spent lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJinSC View Post
    Well, you posted at 1:27 a.m. I'd say it was way past time to stop!
    I don't use my machine much at that time of night, but I do cut stuff, pin stuff, hand sew..................when my bones start complaining, I hit the recliner or chair and work on sewing-------------if I can't go back to sleep.

    I need to be there now----------with a bit of hand work on a couple Christmas gifts.
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    Many times I will say I am going to quilt until a certain time or maybe for two hours, but quit immediately if it begins to feel like I am 'working'. Sometimes I am having such a good time I can quilt for a looonnngggg time and need to stop to eat or sleep.

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