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Thread: You Can Sew with 9 Fingers!

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    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
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    My day started out Great..DH gone to work, and no Grandkids to watch today. So i got ambitious and clean my house, did the laundry then decided to do my Grandson's quilt. It was all going along so well, i should have known. After getting it all quilted together (stich in the ditch) I wanted to serge the edges as it's got a satin backing and needed satin binding. Half way thru i got my left index finger caught in the serger!!! Don't ask me how i did it I don't know. That has Never happened ever! All afternoon i kept looking at my finger saying "stupid, stupid, stupid" By 5:00 the throbing stopped enough for me to continue so here it is!!!!!! (And i was worried about doing a satin backing) LOL
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    OMG got cold chills reading this. Quilt turned out great. How's your finger?

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    Ouch! Quilt is so pretty, but how are you???

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    oh my, well it turned out great. hope your finger gets well soon. :shock:

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    Ouch! You still managed to make a mighty fine quilt.

    I'd be crying like a baby.
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    So sorry about your accident, but it's a beautiful project. You did a great job. Hope your finger heals quickly. I somehow got my thumb under the presser foot recently and couldn't get it loose, and the needle went threw my nail. Ouch!

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    Ouchie!!

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    Oh I hope you are better. I hope the throbbing is totally gone and doesn't come back. The quilt is darling.

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    That had to hurt!

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    Get out the ice for that owie! Hope it heals ok! Love the quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGinMcKinney
    Ouch! Quilt is so pretty, but how are you???
    I am much better tonight. My finger is black and blue but the throb is slight. My DH laughed his a-- off where he heard. He kept asking "how did you do that" I still don't know!!! All he says is "good thing it wasn't the middle one" Such a comic!!!

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    Sorry about your finger. The quilt turned out great.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    My day started out Great..DH gone to work, and no Grandkids to watch today. So i got ambitious and clean my house, did the laundry then decided to do my Grandson's quilt. It was all going along so well, i should have known. After getting it all quilted together (stich in the ditch) I wanted to serge the edges as it's got a satin backing and needed satin binding. Half way thru i got my left index finger caught in the serger!!! Don't ask me how i did it I don't know. That has Never happened ever! All afternoon i kept looking at my finger saying "stupid, stupid, stupid" By 5:00 the throbing stopped enough for me to continue so here it is!!!!!! (And i was worried about doing a satin backing) LOL

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    I'm so sorry about your finger. I too am proof that you can quilt with only 9 fingers. In 2006 I had a work accident and a saw blade took my right index finger. I have about an inch still there. I am even a receptionist that sits and types on a computer all day. I have gotten pretty fast at that too. So it is possible. I am so glad to hear that your finger is still there though. Here's to more quilting and be careful of the sergers they can be dangerous. :)
    Blassings!

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    I had no idea you could get your finger caught in a serger!! You bet your sweet bippy I'll be wayyyyyy more careful!! so sorry, but what a cute quilt!

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    Cute

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    Ouch! Been there, done that. You are making a fine quilt. Take care of yurself.

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    I got goose bumps reading of all the mishaps that others have had. I once got the tip of my middle finger nearly cut off by a sickle mower, used to cut hay for cattle. I ended up with 2 pins in the 2 bones of my finger, lots of stitches, a cast, and luckily, the finger looks pretty good, and I have great dexterity in it. The worst part of the whole ordeal, was that I worked in a bar, and the guys just thought it was a hoot, that my middle finger had a cast on it and I was giving everyone the finger. LOL

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    think i need a ice pack now .. hope you finger feels better soon. love the quilt

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    Holy cow! Take care of you finger. That had to be painful! Cute quilt with such a story!

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    OMG! Sorry to hear that. So are you saying you lost one finger. My serger has a guard on it. It turned out to be a beautiful quilt.

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    Manages to sew my fingernail the other day, which shook me up. Guess my attention wandered. Can't imagine the serger. uGH. The quilt is lovely. You are one strong woman.

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    Ouch Hope you heal fast.

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    Oh, your quilt is lovely, and yet I feel your throbbing pain!

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    OMG I can't imagine how bad that hurt.

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    Hope you are healing well. Your story has made me more conscious of the serger as I do most of my sewing on mine.I never believed I could sew through a finger until I did it last year(and there was a foot on the machine!).I can only imagine a serger to be 4 times the stab.Keep the other nine fingers safe.

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