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Thread: When do YOU call it quits??

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    Senior Member LoupEsprit's Avatar
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    Angry When do YOU call it quits??

    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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    It took me a while to realize I need to stop sewing after 9 pm. I may not go to bed until midnight but I was making too many errors after 9, so finally decided to accept it as fact and stop before that time or not start sewing if I was antsy. I could get a project ready to go for the next morning but stop short of sewing.

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    I stop as soon as it is no longer fun. Quilting is my hobby. I don't put pressure on myself to do anything or finish anything. I am also a morning peron... So I rarely quilt at night.

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    I over-quilt sometimes. I make mini goals for myself, then just have to reach them even if I'm tired or my eyes are strained. I keep reminding myself that this is for fun and I don't have a time line, but I push myself anyway. Go figure.

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    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....

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    I stop when the errors start piling up and I'm spending more time unsewing than sewing.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I stop when the errors start piling up and I'm spending more time unsewing than sewing.
    Same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I stop when the errors start piling up and I'm spending more time unsewing than sewing.
    Yep!! Stop sewing.
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    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.

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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...
    Oh no! Yep, time to walk away. My latest and greatest was two pieces of batting that it took THREE TRIES to join together so it would be the right size for a baby quilt (first joining it end to end, then one side was flipped over), followed by THREE TRIES at the backing -- that one I cut wrong to begin with and then sewed it wrong.

    Let's just not even talk about the binding.

    I hope you slept well!

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    I'm sorry but that is funny ;-) Seriously, when the cussin starts the sewing stops. I do hope you are able to get your happy face on and sew something beautiful :-) I have done something similiar had to pick out the same mistake 3 times in a row, just kept sewing piece on upside down.

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    I'm with you, hopetoquilt, I stop as soon as it's no longer fun!

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    I hope you know I'm laughing with you, not at you. At least I hope you were able to laugh. this sounds like something I would do.
    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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    Since cavemen starting sewing pelts together we've been sewing "right sides together". Yesterday I was chain piecing small cornerstones to sashing strips--yep, you guessed it. All twelve were sewn right side to wrong side. I took a cookie break, cussed, unsewed them, and then did them correctly. And, I wasn't tired or rushed or pressured--just a senior blonde moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I stop when the errors start piling up and I'm spending more time unsewing than sewing.
    This is exactly when I quit for the day.
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    Hahaha SOOO Been There Done That!! At the time I imagine I looked like one of those cartoon tea pot blowing my stack but now it's kind of funny in a rueful way.I also sew same upside down,backward and to wrong end pieces together...More than once

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    When I am ready to throw the machine thru a window it's time for a break..I have lots of time to quilt since being on disability, so there is no reason to spend time on it while frustrated! What fun could that be??

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    I seem to be able to piece fairly late..but my DH says I cannot quilt on the frame after about 8:30. Seems I thrash around in the bed all night. Think I'm quilting in my sleep? lolol I KNOW I dream about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I stop when the errors start piling up and I'm spending more time unsewing than sewing.
    Same here. Because I don't see well, I seldom sew at night.

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    Dog darn it....been there, done that....means you need a break....lol

    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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    I think I'd call it a night if I did that twice in an evening. Hope today goes better for you.

    Cheers, K

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    Everyone has a threshold.. you found yours on that day! Sometimes its just time to turn out the lights and call it a day.

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    Nighttime quilting is the ONLY quilting I really do; weekends are usually so hectic I rarely get a full day to do anything. So it's usually a few hours at night to work on projects. Last week, I managed to break my seam ripper! (That night, I just dropped everything, switched off the machine and went to bed, with a project still hanging off the needle. I was sooo done.)

    I will say, last night did end well. I (finally) filled the bobbin, pieced my squares, pressed them, pieced my row, and put it away for the night. I didn't dare start on the other side!

    And yes, I slept GREAT knowing I didn't leave it hanging!
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    LOL I'm so in tune with my sewing machine that I know when bobbin thread is empty,sounds a little different....
    Mary

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    Stop when it is no longer fun!! Life is too short!
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