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Old 04-15-2021, 01:45 PM
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LOL Sign me up for the "Don't Sew When Tired Club"!! It seems like I should make this my mantra!!!
I have been working on a few projects that have sometimes had me burning that "midnight oil" and sure enough the next morning I look at what I did and "What was I thinking!" Oh dear!! My best friend "Rip It Rip It" to the rescue!! Geesh "What was I thinking!!"
Yes I should defintely go to bed a little earlier and carry on in the morning!!
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Old 04-15-2021, 01:48 PM
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I can be fully awake and need to use my seam ripper more often than I care to do. My DH asks me why I need so many rippers.
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Old 04-15-2021, 01:52 PM
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Grannie cheechee - Ha Ha - you definitely gave me a laugh as I can so relate!! Hmmm .... seems like I should try to understand the message that sometimes my mind / skills are trying to tell me! Rip it!
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Old 04-15-2021, 02:07 PM
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I read an interview with an Amish quilter and she was asked about the always make a mistake so the quilt will not be perfect.. She said that was untrue and the Amish do not care for that saying. Said they would never presume they could make something perfect in the first place as only God was perfect.
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Old 04-15-2021, 02:17 PM
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Hate it when stuff like that happens! One of the toughest things to learn is when it is time to walk away instead "just this one thing more".

Or it is just amazing how a picture posted here will show you in 2 seconds what you missed for 2 months of work on the project.

Ginger K -- sometimes if the blocks are ok and the sashing is wonky, if the sashing is wide enough just cut through in the middle, trim it, and put it all together with a fresh piece of fabric -- which maybe then you can also use for the binding. It's the same idea of making a narrow border for blocks that aren't quite perfect -- just make them all consistent and have enough left for both seam allowance and to show. Doesn't work for narrow sashing though.

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Old 04-15-2021, 04:54 PM
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Hay , I did take the block apart and when I sewed it back togetherI did it wrong again somehow. I almost just quit for the day but it is going well now and I am paying attention.
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:01 PM
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😂So sorry for laughing! But I can’t remember how many times I’ve made such “obvious “ mistakes! Sometimes I’m not even tired!
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:07 PM
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Lol! It is so nice to see that someone else makes silly mistakes too! I am making a simple 9 patch, just to have a mindless sewing project while I am at loose ends, and I am amazed at the mistakes I’ve made, and how often I have been sewing with “air” instead of thread! Love your fabrics!
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:08 PM
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So sorry Suz, it will be very pretty. Some days it seems I rip as much as I sew.

I am really good at knowing something is wrong and just keep going. When done with the row, etc. I have to rip out a lot more.

I thought maybe it was just me getting old and not paying attention. I am just glad to know I am not the only one. I'm sure I need to take a few more breaks.
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
either its wrong or you have created a new pattern
I was thinking it might make a pretty neat rocket ship!
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