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when do you say, OK not perfect and move on

Old 04-22-2011, 04:41 AM
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You cannot achieve perfection. Only God is perfect! Quilt on!
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:47 AM
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YEAH i'm the same way it's got to be perfect i'm trying to be alittle easy on perfect. It looks good.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:51 AM
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Looks good to me! I love the way it looks.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:54 AM
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I think of every quilt I make as a learning experience. The more stitches I have to take back out the longer the lesson sticks with me !!

I loved the quilt blocks. I looked for beauty not flaws!!

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Old 04-22-2011, 05:04 AM
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Who cares about perfect, we're human beings, we don't have to be perfect! Your pattern is beautiful, It's a quilt that you look at, and instantly fall in love!
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:37 AM
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I always ask, "Will you notice it going down the road at 35 mph?". The answer is usually no and I move forward.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:42 AM
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I went to NJ Quilt Fest with my DH, and there was a huge display of Kaffe Fasset (I think that's the spelling) quilts, and DH said to me, "look, those points aren't perfect either" and DH made me take a picture of it. DH printed it, and put it on the wall by my sewing desk, and told me to look at it every time I felt like my stuff isn't good enough.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:56 AM
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Liz at Fons and Porter says, after you rip out three time and you still are not happy, throw away and start over because the block is stretched and is not going to work. Yesterday I sewed right side to wrong side, ripped out and sewing again and did the same thing again. Ripped out and sewed the whole thing again with no thread in the bobbin. I am a newbie, only been sewing 50 years. LOL Happy Quilting
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:13 AM
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Friends you give quilts never check out how it is sewn. They as a rule wonder how you put all those pieces together.And love receiving the gift. i have been quilting for a few years now and have for the first time seen how I nave improved where even I am happy with the result,Oh and by the way the squares are darling.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by chairjogger
I have a three seam quilt block. Have ripped out 9 seams! Hah!
got the rotation finally. and ripped out the one that works, to use as an example..
My seam ripper is dull ! hah!
I make my decision by what I can live with. If I know everytime I look at a certain quilt I'm going to zero in on a certain mistake, then I know I've got to keep ripping until it's right. It's very individual, and everyone's personality and tolerance level is different. Other people will love it no matter what, but you have to be proud of it.
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