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Friday, February 24, 2012

Excuse Me While I Cry

I'd finished sewing all 8 sections of the star that I've been working on--see this post.

This block printed 2 sections per page.  1 section didn't fully print the top seam allowance.  I had drawn the cutting line on 3 sections but not the 4th.  Guess who should have done that!  I had trimmed 4 sections before I did this.....oh boy!

So now I will tape my paper back together, tape the seam lines, unsew several of those pieces, cut new pieces and resew this section.  After I cry..........

Speaking of tape---you know Carol Doak recommends the Soctch Removable Magic Tape to tape your papers with.  For some reason it is kind of hard to find around here and I was getting low.  So yesterday I ordered some from Staples. I also ordered a super cute pink high heel to hold the tape, I needed some ink pens and a few other things and if you order more than $45, you get free shipping.  So I did.  Thank goodness I did that.  Who knows how much tape I'm going to use to tape up this whoopsie!

Oh and Staples---you rock.  I ordered yesterday morning and this morning, the UPS man handed me my complete order.  WOW.

I'm done crying now.  Guess I'll have some lunch and get back to it.  I'd like to have the block finished today.


Cathy said...

Oh no!!!! Don't you just hate it when that happens? I'd want to cry too. And probably say something inappropriately nasty to myself. But, It is going to be spectacular when it is done, and worth every tear.

Quilter Kathy said...

I hate when that happens :(
I love the scotch removable tape and use it a lot when paper piecing.

Mary said...

I'd not heard of using the REMOVABLE tape before. What makes it so much different? Glad you only did it on one partial block.

fancystitching said...

Now Judy, did you learn that "trick" (of trimming on the wrong line) from me?? Not fun! I'm glad you managed to get your block finished. And you are right... this will be a WONDERFUL quilt when done!

I wish you peace, and no more piecing mistakes!