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Thread: Buttons to the Rescue

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    Super Member BonniFeltz's Avatar
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    I bought this block of the month a long time ago to practice my stitching on but didn't like how it looked. Didn't like one of the inner petal fabrics (won't use it either). Today I finished stitching up to that point and it was bothering me that my "points" weren't as sharp as they should be (some way off). Buttons to the Rescue. I just got back from Walmart and found a button that I can use in the middle (grins).
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    Great idea!

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    Great idea, tuned out cute!

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    What a breat idea.

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    First Bonni - stop selling yourself short (yeah, I know). Second it was great the way it was BUT it is fabulous with the button. What a great idea to finish it off that way!

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    Thanks Everybody. As for Connie - grins -

    I know. I know. That's why I like getting during lunch hours sometimes - to bounce ideas off of each other.

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    Brilliant idea! I will keep it in mind!

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    Buttons are great to cover up those pesky misses. Yo-yos work also.

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    Looks great!!

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    The button looks great but you might want to wait until AFTER you quilt it. Buttons and other large embellishments can be a nightmare if they're put on before quilting.

    Also I like to say this: Don't insist that it be perfect. If you look closely at published quilts by professional quilt makers their points don't always match up either. A tiny mistake in a block looks HUGE, put that block in a quilt and it will make the tiny mistake next to invisible. Put the quilt on a bed, couch or on the wall and MAGIC happens!!! The tiny little mistake dissappears!

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    Super Member BonniFeltz's Avatar
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    good point. Of course since it is only one button, I can take it out and put it back on after I quilt it. :) I'm getting quite good at undoing things.

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    Yeah!

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    What a great idea. That is a great block.

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    perfect solution!! It actually looks like it was meant to be there!! :) :thumbup:

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    :lol: I have used that trick with fabric before. Good thinking!

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    Excellent idea!

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    Like that, it adds a new dimension!

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    I`m glad I`m not the only one this has happened to...I ended up sewing small appliques in the middle to hide my mismatched points...

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    Beautiful Block!!! Love the button embellishment :D:D:D

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    Thanks everyone. I took this to my mom yesterday at lunch to show her. She's in a nursing home and will be 91 this December. She wanted it on her wall right then. No batting, no backing, no finishing it. Right THEN! So I promised her that when it was finished she could have it. Guess this means I have to finish it somewhat soon now. :)

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    Great save, way to use your ingenuity to correct the situation.

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    Here is the final piece (minus the label).
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    This is really pretty. I know your Mom will love it. I also like your use of the pretty stitch as a quilting stitch. I would never have thought of that.

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    Perfect finish for a beautiful block!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evelynquilts
    I`m glad I`m not the only one this has happened to...I ended up sewing small appliques in the middle to hide my mismatched points...
    I do exactly the same!

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