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Thread: Basting a lone stsr

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    Senior Member Bobbinchick's Avatar
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    :D :D :D I hope you ladies don't mind me posting all my lone star pictures. I'm so happy with this quilt that my tail's a waggin' I'm using a basting gun to baste it and I will hand quilt to star and machine quilt the rest if it all goes well. I had an unfortunate accident today. I was sewing the last boarder on my pretty quilt and the needle on the machine went right through my finger!!! The needle broke in half and when I pulled my finger out it was bleeding and I was thinking well now I'll have to go to the ER and I didn't have to go. I can't figure out why trhe thread didn't break, but the needle did and went through my finger and I got it all bandaged up and then was able to sew my quilt and now I'm basting it. Enjoy!!! Have a great night Huggies, Fay
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    beautiful quilt, hope your finger is okay, take care

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    Ouch!!! Your quilt is beautiful!! Be careful with that thing!

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    Well my finger is throbbing now so I'm going ot finish basting in the morning when all them quilting shows are on. This is not the true colors in the quilt as it is after 10 P.M. when I took the picture and the only lights were on was the living room lamp and the kitchen light. It was the sewing machine needle that went through my finger so I'm going to stop now and finish with the basting in the morning. I'm doing the basting right handed and I'm left handed and I don't know if I'm going to be able to do any hand sewing on it until my finger is better. Well every one have a great night and I'm going to to take my meds and hit the sack. Huggies, Fay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinchick
    :D :D :D I hope you ladies don't mind me posting all my lone star pictures. I'm so happy with this quilt that my tail's a waggin' I'm using a basting gun to baste it and I will hand quilt to star and machine quilt the rest if it all goes well. I had an unfortunate accident today. I was sewing the last boarder on my pretty quilt and the needle on the machine went right through my finger!!! The needle broke in half and when I pulled my finger out it was bleeding and I was thinking well now I'll have to go to the ER and I didn't have to go. I can't figure out why trhe thread didn't break, but the needle did and went through my finger and I got it all bandaged up and then was able to sew my quilt and now I'm basting it. Enjoy!!! Have a great night Huggies, Fay
    I really hope it was a clean needle. Needles can be very dangerous and can cause all kinds of infections. Not to scare you, but please be careful.

    I accidentally hit the needle down button and I ran a needle all of the way through my finger and it broke also. My late husband pulled the top out, I pulled the bottom out because we had to use needle nose pliers and he kept pinching the skin on my finger. I was really lucky because I had just put the needle in, so no time for germs to collect. It healed very quickly for me.

    Heal quickly and take care of yourself.

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    That's just a wonderful Lone Star! There is so much movement in the center! WoW! and again, Wow!

    I'm working on a Lone Star. I have all the diamonds done and am now working on the Y seams to get them together with the big squares. You've given me inspiration!

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    Beautiful work! Be nice to yourself, and watch for infection in that finger!

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    Yeah and I'm a diabetic too so I do have to be careful aboout these things. Quilting Nonnie, I'd love to see your lone star when you get ready to post it. Yeppers, I'm so happy with mine. Have a grest night, Huggies, Fsy

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    OMG, I do hope your finger is on the mend, I can see how you wanted to become one with your quilt though, it is in IMHO the best lone star I have seen, I think it is because of the colours you have chosen, I love it!! Well done! looking forward to seeing it quilted.

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    Beautiful lone star. Hope your finger is feeling better in the morning. Don't mess around with it tho if it looks angry go to an Urgent care or something. Hugs, Candlequilter

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    Love your Lone Star. Please be careful with your finger. I can feel your pain. Ouch!!!

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    Love the quilt! Sorry to hear about your finger!

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    Finger didn't bother me at all during the night and I thought for sure that it would. I bumped it while making my coffee and then I knew it was there as that hurted when it got bumped. I'll certainly be careful with it tho. I have to change the dressing this a.m. and then I will finish basting this puppy and get it on the frame. Every one take care and have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Love it

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    My finger is having sympathy pains. Ouchie. Take good care of it, OK? And I love your star. My DH would kill to have it.

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    Oh Faye ... What a nice quilt! I was in the hancocks the other day and spoke to a sweet old white haired lady that was using a basting gun to baste her quilt while in the check out line.

    I have put a needle through my finger before. Right through the nail! It sure hurts. Keep it real clean and watch it for any signs of trouble. (like a black line) Make sure you go to the hospital if it doesn't heal.

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I'm going to have to quilt the whole thing on the machine. I can't remember how to hand quilt., well I can, but I can't hide my knots and I can't do the knot and hide it at the end of the thread so all that work in diggin' out the quilt frame and putting the quilt on it for nothin' I'm so mad. I'm going to have to relearn every thing. Bummer! Well back to the drawing board. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay ..sharonanne,, my sister's name is Sharon Ann what a small world.

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    I bet if you look on Utube, you will find a tutorial on those knots and how to bury them. It is fairly easy, but hard to explain how in words.
    Here is along list of videos that will show you how again to bury the knot....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fHJV...eature=related

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    Well there was no sound and it froze up my puter and I have DSL too! Well now I have a backache moving things around so I can get the bulk of the quilt on the table for machine quilting. I tried the knot the way the first video said, but it doesn't work for me at all so I give up on that. The one about the end of the stitches was only a glips at it and that was all so I think ther are flaws in the videos. No sound and I'm hard of hearing also so it just doesn't work for me as i have to have sound, but thanks for the links. Have a great day, HUggies, Fay...Going ot have to get a book or see if I have one in the closet or some place.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    I've got half of the star quilted. Stitch in the ditch on all the little diamonds and it is looking good. Found some other patterns to put on it when I get the star done. Soaked my finger after a bit and then put on a clean dresing and it sure feels a lot better. I might work on it a little more tonight and then tomorrow I should be able to finish the star part of it or Monday. Don't know if we are going to our folk's house or not tomorrow. Thanks for all the nice compliments and I'll post when I get it done. Have a great night, Huggies, Fay

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    Your Lone Star is beautiful! I can see why you are so proud of it. I would be too! Take care of your finger & keep us posted.

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