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Thread: May I be a great comfort to all of you!

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    May I be a great comfort to all of you!

    I just got through quilting a little baby quilt - quite proud of it, if I must say so myself. When lo and behold I turn it over and find ... well check the pics and see. I laughed out loud and hope you do too - better to laugh than cry, right?

    The backing is flannel and the little triangle is from another project that was ready and waiting -- too close to the sewing machine, I reckon.

    I'll rip --- tomorrow!
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Oh jan! Well... The baby quilt is just darling.
    SheriR~

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    Applique the edges down and pretend it was intentional.
    Love the quilt.

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    LOL at QuiltsRfun - then I have to include a little triangle applique on all future projects, because it becomes my signature design idea, right?
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I have done that and its just a little something extra l always say. Shows you're human.

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    I feel your frustration. I did something similar - part of the item that I was quilting somehow got caught up and I re-sewed over it. I was about 3/4 way through when I discovered what had happened. I have just spent 3 hours unpicking it all. Needless to say I was not very happy with myself.

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    are you sure you didn't intend that to be a design element? LOL
    cute quilt
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    a pop of color, just what every quilt needs. great to laugh at oneself?

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    Perfect spot for the label!!

    Adorable fabric - I love the elephants.

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    I did the same thing on a charity quilt! Got to love our quilting boo boos!!!

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    Been there, done that!
    Life has given me so much more than scraps, but I make quilts anyway!
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    Don't rip out the stitching! Cut the green as close as possible to the stitching and with your seam ripper or a long pin, shred the green fabric and remove it. It works. I have to do it a lot!!!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Oh well - nice quilt though! Thanks for sharing.

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    Been there, done that. The other thing I have done that maddens me is to cut a piece out and get it "just right" and then it shows up on the mat under a piece of material unbeknownst to me. Find it later perfectly sliced in two. Grrrrr... Glad to know I am not the only one. Hopefully, it will sweeten the rip time if you decide to do that.

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    The quilt is a beauty. That little green piece love it , just decided it wanted to be a part of it also.

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    Been there, done that. It gave me a chuckle. Cute baby quilt.

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    That IS funny! Please leave it! Sew it down~give it a kiss~say a prayer for the baby and send it on its way.
    A bed without a Quilt is like a Sky without Stars..Sew On!

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    Oh well it gives it character!! LOL fun job

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    I think all of us have been there. I've taken to clearing my whole work area and a quick dust just before I start. Those few seconds probably saved me many hours of FROGGING. Ha Ha!
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    LOL

    Don't you just hate that

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    I think I've done that before too, at any rate your quilt is cute.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Cute quilt. Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    Applique the edges down and pretend it was intentional.
    Love the quilt.
    Oh I agree! It will be your little private secret and if the quilt is going to a relatives baby, you can tell the 'secret' years from now when the child is grown! What a story that will be!!!

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    Oh NOOOOOOO! Great quilt and nice job on the quilting. I like Homespun's idea for removing the offending triangle if you don't need it for another project. I will have to remember that for the next time it happens to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homespun View Post
    Don't rip out the stitching! Cut the green as close as possible to the stitching and with your seam ripper or a long pin, shred the green fabric and remove it. It works. I have to do it a lot!!!
    I've done that too!

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