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    Could be me.
    I did something that I know better than to do. Brain must have been stuck on stupid yesterday evening.
    As some of you know I had bought 9 yards of fabric at a thrift shop a couple of days ago. I always wash the thrift shop finds. The fabric was black w/white stripes, solid white and a solid dark red. Does anybody realize what did yet? I now have black w/pink stripes, solid pink and dark red. I know better than to wash red with any color, I even put 2 color catchers in the wash so somewhere in my mind I knew better. My Dd just laughed at me, she is a mean teenager. Oh well I didn't have any black and pink fabric anyway. Chalk it up to a lesson learned, don't do laundry when I am tired. I am laughing at my self and shaking my head.
    Can anybody beat me for the booby prize? What did you do yesterday that you knew better than to do.

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    Even with color catchers I still group like colors together. Now I might put all the browns and blacks together, the blues and greens, the purples and reds but not red with white. You get my vote. LOL

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    Try washing it again and you might be surprised that it might go back to the original color. Ask me how I know!!!

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    At least it was a thrift purchase, and had not been put into a quilt yet. It would be a shame to have a finished quilt change colors.

    I went to work yesterday. I knew better, but did it anyway. It was typical day and I was SOOOOO glad to get back home.

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    :lol: :lol: Well....sorry, but I get to laugh too....When I was a teen, I had the greatest white jumpsuit..it was really cute!! Halter top, and little tiny red piping on it to make it look kinda "sailor" like, know what I mean?? Well, into the wash it went (waaayyyy before anyone even thought about color catchers)...taaa-daaaa.......a New PINK jumpsuit..... :cry: :cry:

    Well, enjoy your black and pink fabric, you know its not a bad color combo and will probably look just great in a quilt! :wink:

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    I have seen Carbona Color run remover at my local Hancock store, but have never tried it. Might be worth a try.

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    I am rewashing everything seperately so let's see what happens. Fingers crossed.

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    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!

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    Did you tell DD That you were using the fabric to make her a new quilt :wink: LOL

    It happens to the best of us , at least you can make the best of it. Keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!
    Ok I am handing the prize over to you, you win. I can feel your pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!
    OUCH! That sounds painful! I think you are giving Carrie some competition. lol Just kidding, sorry you you took a spill, glad nothing got broken, just perforated :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Did you tell DD That you were using the fabric to make her a new quilt :wink: LOL

    It happens to the best of us , at least you can make the best of it. Keep us posted
    She wanted me too use the black/white to make her a quilt now she wants a black/pink. Not to be mean but I hope the pink washes out so I can laugh at her.

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    Oh Lisa, that hurts. I did that about a month ago. Got down on the floor to find a needle I dropped. Couldnt find it anywhere.... started to do something else, and about a 1/2 hour later my leg hurt to the side of my shin. I pulled up my jean leg, and guess what was there.... the needle, 1/2 way in my leg! I never even felt it go in, jut felt it when the pants moved it around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!
    Oh man, that sounds painful! I had to laugh though because a few weeks ago I turned to press something, got a little too close to the iron and just for a split second that hot iron got WAY too friendly with one of my "girls." It wasn't there long enough to cause any real damage but it scared me. It left a rather painful red mark but that went away after a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    OK, here is my entry into the idiot of the day category.

    I'm fighting with the binding on my quilt. I sewed it on the front and am using a decorative stitch from the front to sew the binding down in the back. There are about a zilion pins in this thing. Somehow, as I'm carrying this thing to the sewing machine my feet get all tangled up in the quilt and I end up on the floor with about 6 pins in my butt and the back of my legs. Yikes!
    Oh man, that sounds painful! I had to laugh though because a few weeks ago I turned to press something, got a little too close to the iron and just for a split second that hot iron got WAY too friendly with one of my "girls." It wasn't there long enough to cause any real damage but it scared me. It left a rather painful red mark but that went away after a few days.
    OMG Rature, that sounds uber painful! I did something similar, but it was just my elbow...but let me tell you, it hurt! Got a blister and still isn't completely healed. Who knew that quilting could be so hazardous! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Could be me.
    I did something that I know better than to do. Brain must have been stuck on stupid yesterday evening.
    As some of you know I had bought 9 yards of fabric at a thrift shop a couple of days ago. I always wash the thrift shop finds. The fabric was black w/white stripes, solid white and a solid dark red. Does anybody realize what did yet? I now have black w/pink stripes, solid pink and dark red. I know better than to wash red with any color, I even put 2 color catchers in the wash so somewhere in my mind I knew better. My Dd just laughed at me, she is a mean teenager. Oh well I didn't have any black and pink fabric anyway. Chalk it up to a lesson learned, don't do laundry when I am tired. I am laughing at my self and shaking my head.
    Can anybody beat me for the booby prize? What did you do yesterday that you knew better than to do.
    Did you put the pink in the dryer? If not, there's a Rit product that can take the dye out of something. I don't know if its been heat set though.

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    OK, THIS IS NOT A DISASTER! Take another look, NOW all of this stuff is perfectly color coordinated. This my dear is the gift horse you are not supposed to look in the mouth! Wash it all together again, you may loose the color, but if not, you are cruisin' making a fabulous pink and black quilt!

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    Mine didn't even blister. The girls must get tougher with old age. LOL I also got the iron away VERY quickly. Do you think we could qualify for hazardous duty pay??? Between hot irons, pins, scissors and rotary cutters we take our lives in our own hands every time we consider a new pattern or project.

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    Ok the black/ white stayed black/ pink. So now I am rewashing what was white with the red again to try and even out the color on my new pink fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Mine didn't even blister. The girls must get tougher with old age. LOL I also got the iron away VERY quickly. Do you think we could qualify for hazardous duty pay??? Between hot irons, pins, scissors and rotary cutters we take our lives in our own hands every time we consider a new pattern or project.
    Definitely! Hazardous duty pay in the form of fabric, or thread, or patterns.....or....hmmmm :thumbup:

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    only to some people!LOL

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    cjomomma, what else would/should you have done? Use more color catchers? Ooohhhh, was that DIFFERENT fabric pieces, NOT one piece? Oooooo :p

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    can you imagine someone writing a paper on THE HAZARDS of QUILTING? 1. cut fingers 2. sewn fingers 3. New techniques for accupuncture. 4. Branding LOL That would be one crazy paper for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic
    cjomomma, what else would/should you have done? Use more color catchers? Ooohhhh, was that DIFFERENT fabric pieces, NOT one piece? Oooooo :p
    It was 3 different pieces. 3 yards of each. I have decided I am gonna use them together in a quilt for my daughter. We will see if she laughs at me again.

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    You ladies are soooo funny! 24 hours later and all is well.

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