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Thread: The worst mistake you ever made{quilting}?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104932-1.htm this is about my first quilt,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    Thought I was the only one that did that! ROTFL

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    hahahahahahahahah!!!!!

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    I just did that recently with a jelly roll quilt idea I got on this board and have done most all of the other things, too. However, according to my finances, the worse mistake I ever made was starting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    roflol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    Kwhite, need to be careful quilting in the nude when you get to be a certain age....my saggy body parts might get caught under the presser foot!!! ;)

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    No, you are not alone. I make mistakes quite often.

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    me too

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    Not realizing until the binding turned my fingers blue that the fabric was bleeding like ink. Since then I pay attention when I prewash fabric.

    Turning the piles on the lone star so the graduation goes from side to side not center out. Still not sure how that happened.

    Trimming the very last piece for the very last block on a project that I had used ALL of my fabric for. Pushed the block aside and trimmed right through two more finished blocks that happened to lay underneath.

    Cutting the last piece of yardage. Measured twice. Did the math twice. Should have 1" left over when all is cut.....and then I mis-measure and cut it all wrong.

    Are you feeling better yet? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewdamncute
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    Kwhite, need to be careful quilting in the nude when you get to be a certain age....my saggy body parts might get caught under the presser foot!!! ;)
    I'm always afraid of ironing the jelly roll. (No, I don't buy precuts - lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewdamncute
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    Kwhite, need to be careful quilting in the nude when you get to be a certain age....my saggy body parts might get caught under the presser foot!!! ;)
    Or pressed instead of the quilt pieces. :shock:

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    I made my mom a butterfly quilt. I finished it and stood back to look at it, I could feel sometthing wrong but it took a few minutes to realize that one of the butterflys is going the wrong way! I call it "The one that got away."

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    When I started quilting many years ago, I asked my husband which color looked the best. (He's gotten much better.)

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    Well, I think this one tops all: I did not do this, but
    a quilter who worked at my LQS did:

    She wanted to make a sample quilt the night before class & worked hard to get it done in time. Unfortunately, she sewed the entire thing with washable thread !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    I cut the back of my quilt while snipping threads to remove it from the sewing machine. I had to put the label in a creative spot!
    I've done that exact thing. I have also: poured Sprite into my steam iron (that takes the cake), sewn a safety pin used for basting into the border of a quilt, sewn a straight pin into a quilt (I only discovered it after the quilt had been in use for a month or so), and many other mistakes along the lines of sewing without any bobbin thread, putting pieces in backwards, etc.

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    I've just started...

    Everything!!! LOL

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    Just yesterday I sewed a label to the front of a charity quilt. Duh

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    I've pretty much done all the above. It's hard being human and sometimes even harder to laugh at yourself.

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    I got some laughs out of everybodies comments. I think I have done them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Piecing about 30 miles of strips together with no bobbin thread.... sigh.

    Jan in VA


    :lol: This one just cracks me up. Been there, done that...but it was when crosshatching a quilt. I was in la-la land just stitching along, so proud of myself to be doing so well. hahahahaahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    Just yesterday I was quilting away with my ipod on (daddy was playing with the kids, so I used my earphones) and didn't hear the change, but it felt different. What was the problem? The corner of my quilt folded back...and I quilted it to the back of my quilt with tight free motion loop-to-loops. What a pain to rip out! It's ok, you can laugh, I did. :)

    What's going wrong with your quilt? Maybe we can help...
    I did this same thing on a quilt last week....yep, pain to rip out.

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    Putting the entire nearly-queen-size quilt top together, standing back to look at it as it's hanging on the wall, and then realizing that the background fabric is clearly from two differnt dye lots!!!!! It was for an upcoming auction, and I decided that I couldn't leave it the way it was. It was as if the quilt was nearly cut in half!! I searched and searched at every JoAnn Fabrics for the dye lot that matched the smaller of the two halves. Couldn't find it ANYWHERE!!!! I ended up buying more fabric that matched the larger half, ripping the entire bottom half apart and stitched it all back together again!!! WHAT A PAIN IN THE BEHIND!!!!! :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    ok, that sure got a laugh out of me! :)
    gotta see dither 's new one--sniff windex, it'll keep you from STREAKING! LOL!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ SewKkrazzy
    Quote Originally Posted by gmaybee
    I teach quilting and also make samples for the store I work at. I finished a sample top and took it in to send it to the owner before they display it. I was teaching that day and all the students wanted to see the quilt. I unfolded it and held it up for the students to see and noticed that right in the middle of the quilt I had turned one of the blocks a 1/4 turn. I ended up spending my lunch taking it out and sewing it in the correct direction. I guess I showed my students that no matter how long you have been quilting you can still make mistakes.

    I think it's the Amish that say every quilt should have one piece that doesn't follow the pattern, so the quilt isn't "perfect", 'cuz only God is perfect!
    I am in agreement with that.I always thought they were wise and I like the idea of being able to hide the mistakes more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have sewn my clothes to a quilt. Now I sew int he nude!!
    Oooh, ROFLMBO, I would be so afraid of sewing in things other than my clothes!!!

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