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Finished! Do you ever wonder if you should quit and just buy a blankie?

Finished! Do you ever wonder if you should quit and just buy a blankie?

Old 09-20-2011, 03:36 AM
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This one had is ups and downs. If only I hadn't told the recipient that I was making it! In the end, I think everything turned out okay enough to give to baby Eva without feeling too embarrassed. I definitely learned a few things while working on it-

1. When my machine's screen says "Stop for safety purposes" it's time I take a break!

2. When using thin, see-through fabric, don't fold it double for the binding. It causes lesson #1!

3. When using high loft batting, the quilting line will get a wiggle every time I stop, even with the needle down.

4. When the quilt is all done and washed, the wiggles from #3 won't show too bad. ;)

5. The quilt binding set for my Janome machine works pretty well, but it won't finish the end for me. I still need to figure that out.

6. I can't "eyeball" anything! Not even sewing the bind strips together!
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:44 AM
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it really looks great. i love the center fabric. and your label is really nice.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:49 AM
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I have been quilting for 10 years, longarm quilting for the public for 7 of those years...and EVERYTIME I make a quilt or quilt a quilt, I learn something new. I guess when the time comes that I don't learn something new, it will be time to stop.
Your quilt is beautiful and the most important ingredient in it, is stated on the label. LOVE! Quilts are such a labor of love, aren't they?
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:52 AM
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Beautiful! Soooooo precious.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:57 AM
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It is darling! Yes, sometimes I think I need to just hang it up and buy stuff! Everything takes so much time.
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That is so very pretty and will be well loved for many years! Love the fabrics and colors.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:25 AM
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Amen to the learning something with every project comment!
Thanks for your lessons-I'll try to learn from you without having to experience the problems personally! That's why I love this board!
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:38 AM
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I love it and yes, we all learn from our mistakes.

Oh, never say the word quit and buy in the same sentence unless you are changing your fabric choice. ;)
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:42 AM
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Don't you dare quit. That quilt is beautiful and the baby will have it many, many years.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:57 AM
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It's adorable and no one but you will know all the difficulties you had. But your situation is exactly the reason I don't promise anything handmade to anyone. If it gets done, great, if not, there is no expectation and less stress on me.
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