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    Quilting horror story!

    I have been feverishly working today on my D9P from scraps from my stash, running out of some fabrics, subbing others trying to have some kind of pattern in this quilt. Got all my blocks finished, had them all laid out, and began sewing blocks and rows together. I got 2 rows sewn together, and as I started pressing the seam....my iron went rogue!! It got super hot, I smelled burning and it burnt my quilt top! I want to throw up!!! I am ripping out the burnt patches and trying to salvage what I can. Needless to say, my iron burned out. Cheapo iron!! I have a backup...and hopefully some backup fabric to finish this quilt top. I refuse to go to bed till it is solved!
    "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

    Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

    Julie
    :D

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    Originally posted by Kateskloset View Post
    I have been feverishly working today on my D9P from scraps from my stash, running out of some fabrics, subbing others trying to have some kind of pattern in this quilt. Got all my blocks finished, had them all laid out, and began sewing blocks and rows together. I got 2 rows sewn together, and as I started pressing the seam....my iron went rogue!! It got super hot, I smelled burning and it burnt my quilt top! I want to throw up!!! I am ripping out the burnt patches and trying to salvage what I can. Needless to say, my iron burned out. Cheapo iron!! I have a backup...and hopefully some backup fabric to finish this quilt top. I refuse to go to bed till it is solved!
    Oh I am so sorry! Sounds like you have a good plan to salvage it though.
    Hugs,
    Joanne

    There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. - Bob Ross

    A girl needs to surround herself with TONS of happiness.
    Happiness = fabric!:icon_woohoo:

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      #3
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      OH NO!!!! That is so horrible!!! Scary! I'm sorry this happened!!! This is my new worst nightmare..... I sure hope you get this fixed soon....and I just have a feeling your quilt is going to end up Beautiful!!! Hugs!
      :D:DTyne:D:D

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        #4
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        I think it'll be ok...Thanks girls, I will post the fixed pics tomorrow!
        "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

        Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

        Julie
        :D

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          #5
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          I saved it! The pattern isn't consistent like it was...but maybe when it's quilted, you won't notice. Still smells scorched!
          "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

          Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

          Julie
          :D

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            #6
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            Yikes!! Hope you can get it fixed easily. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

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              #7
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              Well it looks Great to me! Hopefully the smell will wash out of it! Thank goodness you fixed it.
              :D:DTyne:D:D

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                #8
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                That was a great save! I hate when I have those types of days.
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                  #9
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                  Julie, I am so terribly sorry this has happened to you. That is just so sad! Good for you for not giving up.

                  It looks awesome! REALLY LOVE IT!!!!
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                    #10
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                    Came out really cute. The smell should wash out hopefully.
                    Karen
                    Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                      #11
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                      It's lookin good! Try some white vinegar in the washer. Or, if you don't want to wash it, put in the dryer on low heat or air with two or three dryer sheets - this worked on a quilt of mine that reeked of cigarette smoke.
                      Vonnie

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                        #12
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                        It turned out looking great...! Barb
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                          #13
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                          Oh, Julie, I'm so glad you were able to save it! It's just beautiful. Don't worry about the scorched smell; that should come out in the wash.

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                            #14
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                            Wonderful save! It looks great

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                              #15
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                              Ohhhh Kate, I am picturing this situation in my head and I too am horrified. You poor baby. I'll just bet you did not get any sleep working on this.

                              Cyber arms all around you, girl.

                              eta: PHewwwww, I see the good save now. Thank you for sharing your success with us. I saw the "Horror Story" headline and commenced to writing before reading through the entire thread (I do that sometimes)

                              Sew glad to see this turn out as it did. You know I'm a color freak so I'm loving the boldness and Vonnie's got it right, vinegar in the wash and you'll be good to go.
                              Last edited by lyric; January 15, 2014, 10:07 AM.
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