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Thursday, May 03, 2012

I've Changed My Mind...

...and that means I am unsewing.  (Dear Spell Check, unsewing is a real word! I love that I can decide when a word is real.)   The Wicked Easy pattern calls for a flange.  I don't like the flange but I decided I would put it in  because I seldom follow a pattern and thought maybe it would be fun for a change.  Well, I don't like the flange. So I am unsewing it.


My friend Sonya introduced me to the flange.  It soon became known as the (bed)bug catcher.  Heebie Jeebies!  (Heebie and Jeebies are now real words.)  After that conversation, I came home and vacuumed my mattress.  And I have never put a flange in a quilt.


And I never will.  I only sewed the flange to one side.  I kept looking at it and looking at it and I decided NO.  I am not going to use it here either.  I have now taken it off and I'm ready to add a 1 1/2" inner border and then do the adjustment to the outer pieced border.

Today the quilt top for the hunting club will be finished, the backing and binding will be made, bobbins will be filled and the long arm will be prepared for quilting on Friday.

Unless I change my mind.........


6 comments:

Mary said...

Change is good- unsewing isn't. But we do it to make it BETTER! Have a great day. Rainy on my side of the State...

Cathy said...

Ok, now I'm all itchy and creepy crawly after reading about bed bugs. EEEEUUUWWWWW!!! LOL!!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

That's the good thing about seam rippers - they allow us to change our minds.

Annie said...

I had to look up a quilt flange cause I had no idea what that was. I don't know a lot of politically correct quilting words, but when I see the technique then I know what it is.

It's amazing that people these days can even get to be old with all the bad things and bad for us things in today's world...or have they been here all along...

scraphappy said...

Unsewing is no fun, but it is better than having bedbugs itching to get under your flange. Glad you are getting it finished.

fancystitching said...

I'm with you don the flanges. I did it on one quilt just to try it out. It created a real dilemma on the quilting... to quilt over it or not. It you quilt over it, why have a flange? So I didn't. Then that meant it was a pain to quilt because I was doing a panto (from the back, of course,) and had to be sure to stop in time to NOT catch the flange... I won't go to that must trouble again, for something that flips up and every which way once the quilt is washed!

I don't know about a bug-catcher, but they are mighty untidy with a mind of their own once the quilt is washed.