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Old 02-15-2013, 03:56 AM
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I have learned thru the years if I make a couple mistakes in a row, I am tired and need to do this another day. I usually don't give up. My UFOs come from seeing a bright shiny new quilt pattern.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:17 AM
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Done that too, I just put it down and come back to it....
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
I have another one. Sewing along chain piecing up a storm. Bobbin thread had run out. All little pieces flutter to floor unseen to mix with each other. Pick them all up,match them together again phone rings and have to help a friend.Come home and sew them again,without the bobbin thread AGAIN. Luckily not as many went through probably because I noticed the full bobbin sitting to the left of me sigh
Yes, I did this the other day too! Sewed about 10 blocks together before I realized there was no bobbin thread. Fortunately the pieces didn't fall on the floor though and stayed together.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:14 AM
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Must have been the moon. I went to a new Small Piece Quilts club yesterday. After everyone had ripped out at least two sets of pieces, we decided the club needed to be renamed The Rippers.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:21 AM
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In high school (a very, very long time ago) my Home Economics teacher told us during sewing class that when things were going well get up and walk away from it for awhile. She said when you try to force it you make mistakes. I've come to realize on several occasions how right she was. Sometimes you just have to walk away for awhile. When I do that and come back I'm usually amazed at how well it goes.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:35 AM
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Oh, boy, I have done some of these too. You have to walk away now and then and just let your brain re-set itself! I usually get out of the house and walk the dog. A little cardio seems to help. But, then again, not at mid nite....
Good luck getting back to it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:45 AM
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Me too! All of the above. Sounds like old Murphy is alive and well. Better luck next time!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:03 AM
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Happens to all of us at one time or another...just need to step back and finish when your a bit fresher. Have a good day!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:14 AM
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A little hint. I have a piece of cardboard about 15 inches square, I covered it with flannel. I can lay my pieces on it beside my machine. the pieces stay in place and is easier to keep the right pieces in the right direction.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:24 AM
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It happened to me on Monday. I am beginning a scrap quilt using civil war repro fabrics. The four squares are Bear Paws and they are turned in different directions. It literally took me two hours with all the cutting, sewing, pressing, trimming then more sewing...then I noticed I had put them in the wrong directions. But after ripping and resewing I am fine with it and loving how it is coming out.

So I've been there done that too!!
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