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Thread: Barbara's stitch

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    Hi all, I received an e-mail today from one of my angels. Her name is Barbara and I hope she will be joining us soon. Come on, Barbara, join in.

    In her picture she showed me a "mistake" she made while sewing and watching TV. She was doing machine applique and used the blanket stitch backwards. I love the look of it and may use it myself at some point. I call it the Barbara's stitch. What do you all think?

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    I think it is lovely!

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    oh wow, could you imagine with a contrast thread on a kids quilt, or an ombre varigaited thread. with batiks, the possibilitis are endless. Great Mistake

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    that is what i wanted to do the other day. flip my blanket stitch! rats.

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    ......and that is how new and beautiful stitchery ideas are born....... I love it. Gotta try it out. Looks great! Come on, Barbara, join in! We need you.........

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    Nice mistake!

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    I think it looks great! Sigh, I wish my mistakes would turn out that well. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeAnn
    I think it looks great! Sigh, I wish my mistakes would turn out that well. lol.
    I am going to try it!!

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    Nice looking mistake! Wish mine looked that good!

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    I really like it; and her piece is beautiful!

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    Beautiful, looks just fine with the blanket stitch backward.

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    I think I will be using Barbara's stitch soon.

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    It looks intentional. I like the look.

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    Love it, great job

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    I wish all my mistakes looked that good.

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    Looks fantastic!

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    Wow I love it, wish my mistake turned out that beautiful.

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    Great mistake, I love it.

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    I like it too.

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    what mistake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeAnn
    I think it looks great! Sigh, I wish my mistakes would turn out that well. lol.
    :cry: Yeah, me, too. I have done some doozies, that were not work repeating. I think this is creative, and like the way it looks!

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    Looks good and seems like that would actually be a stronger stitch so that the applique would stand up to machine washing, etc.

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    Great Mistake! Make some more, Barbara!

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    I don't think it was a mistake,....looks like an 'Executive Design Alteration' to me . excellent results too. Thank you for sharing, I love it.

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    I like it, too. Looks like a Hawaiian quilt design to me. I never could make snowflakes so probably could not do this. Sure is pretty though.

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