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Thread: the mistakes I've made

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    wanna confess? :-D

    actually, looking around here, I'm sure there are very few who make mistakes and even less that leave them in their quilts. :thumbup:

    still, if you've got any you want to share...

    here are my mistakes....

    leaving the salvage edge exposed. the sad part is, I noticed it when it was still an easy fix, but I was in a rush to finish, so there it is. :)
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    another salvage edge...was really hoping to loose this in the miter edge, but didn't. and didn't have enough to fix it. I like it....it will remind my kids that mommy worked hard on their quilts and made them herself.
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    oops! my second attempt at doing the finishing quilting. thought I had successfully navigated around that one...but apparently not. gotta get hubby's wire cutters and liberate that pin.
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    ROFL. You are so funny. Thank you so much for the giggles. The pin was the best. Poor little pin. I'll have to check my pictures. I know I have secret booboos too on my quilts. Of course I do it on purpose.:(

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    okay, sewing the pin into the quilt is a new one!!!!!Kinda like the other day I read that someone sewed their clothes into the binding.....I'm not laughing at you but WITH you. OH, whre to start with my own.....how about marking with a gel pen - that will be interesting when I try to wash it out!!

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    I've sewn a pin into a quilt before, but I cut off selvages so I don't have that problem! No quilt police here though! Keep up the good work & have fun!

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    mistakes, what mistakes? i meant to do that. lol (my mother says, no mistakes....it's your signature.) lol, i've signed a few. :lol:

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    They aren't mistakes, just personal touches LOL

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    i've done all of those :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    ROFL. You are so funny. Thank you so much for the giggles. The pin was the best. Poor little pin. I'll have to check my pictures. I know I have secret booboos too on my quilts. Of course I do it on purpose.:(
    Yep, that pin is definitely a me thing, too!

    :P :P :P

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    Whether we admit it or not, we have all made mistakes that we neglected to fix. Your projects are great so don't fret over it. You might be able to take a dark permanent marker and cover the white selvage and then it won't show very much.I have done everything you have done and more.

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    As a child I lost my temper with a particularly scathing teacher and sat down with my sewing, sampler on hessian or similar, and sewed like mad 'to show her' ...

    Of course I did sew the whole thing to my skirt and then had to stand there in front of the rest of the class whilst she gradually unpicked it all ...

    I'm on my first quilts at the moment, so I'll look at this thread for reassurance when things are going wrong!

    Helen

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    Oh my, you've made 'mistakes'? I call it creative license. Who knows, leaving the selvage showing on a quilt may just become the new 'in' thing and then you'll be sorry you did not patent the idea.

    For myself, there are no mistakes--just a new interpretation of a pattern. (But I HAVE basted a quilt to the rug)

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    lol, I have definitely sewn a pin into a quilt also.

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    We all make them - however-they can be fixed! Find yourself an ink pen like in Michaels or an art store and match the color you need. Be sure to touch it very lightly to see how much the ink runs . Actually, gel pens are best. After fixing it, set the color with a hot iron. Be sure to put a piece of tissue or fabric on top so you don't burn the fabric. You might try it out on a trial piece first. I have done this multiple times and it works! Washes ok, too.

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    Post a pic of your quilt so we can ooh and ah at it!

    I've made plenty of mistakes and here is two to prove it. See how easy they are to find. The date on this quilt is 2008 and it is still waiting to be quilted. I have about twentyfive waiting!
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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. I saw no mistakes here; only individual preferences (smile).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005
    mistakes, what mistakes? i meant to do that. lol (my mother says, no mistakes....it's your signature.) lol, i've signed a few. :lol:
    I'm sure we all have put our "signature" in a few quilts. When I first started making quilts...I always would have a couple fabrics upside down. I thought it was funny and never fixed them. I said that I wasn't perfect and neither was my quilt.

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    I know the problem. Many times when I am hand quilting my finger tip ends up being stitched in. I quilckly look to see if I am bleeding. ROFL-OUCH

    Lowell ;) ;) ;)

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    That is great!! :lol:

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    im guilty too have done some of same things

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    I have done these things before but my machine will break a needle before sewing that PIN:: I have done that many times and have lots of needles on hand: UBE Quilting _ ohh my bless your heart: I would let that BOO BOO go: Sure is a beautiful quilt::: Unless it really buggs you:::

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    so funny-I have made many boo boo's over the years

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    We never make mistakes in quilting....only creative adjustments.

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    I spy but I won't tell. :)
    I have left a little blood(pin prick) on one.

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    I've done the pin thing,except mine was left in between the layers.

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    We all make the same mistakes, it is our trademark! Enjoy and keep up the good work.

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