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A boo boo--I know better

Old 06-22-2010, 05:54 PM
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OK I just put a border on a quilt I did a big boo and big no no. So it is wavy. I should know better. This is what I did. I wanted to miter the corners so I made a border strip longer than what I needed. I sewed from the middle to each end. No measuring. I have since learned you double the size of the width of the border and add that to the tail and half that at each end and measure the length for the border size. I did stop at the 1/4" in on both sides but oh I see waves that I doubt will come out. So I am getting friendly with my seam ripper! Then I am wondering why I even bothered with mitered corners on this quilt--LOL. Will post pics when I get it straightened out. Too ashamed now to post what I have done. Tee hee. I know there are no quilt police though.

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:56 PM
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we want to see the photo now ,please
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:01 PM
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OH why?
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we want to see the photo now ,please
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:04 PM
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I would like to see it too. It makes me feel good to know I am not alone.
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Fifty lashes with a wet noodle! Just kidding! I have a tendency to pull to tight on my binding when sewing it to the front. Makes it curve under a tad. Urg.
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maybe you could post what not to do so I newbes like me can see right from wrong!
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:07 PM
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This is why I fessed up to my boo boo. Don't ask me why I thought I could get away with this. Ok gonna down load the pic.
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maybe you could post what not to do so I newbes like me can see right from wrong!
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:11 PM
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Thank you for being so brave and willing to share. We all have used a seam ripper to undo a shortcut! LOL.
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yes crafty bear thats a good ideal. We need to see your mess ups so our not so perfect quilts won't look so bad. lol
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Originally Posted by ladyredhawk
yes crafty bear thats a good ideal. We need to see your mess ups so our not so perfect quilts won't look so bad. lol
good idea
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