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    Missouri Star

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    Default How Would You Fix This?

    On our group charity quilt, we've found two quarter square triangles that were sewn in wrong.

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ID:	158540 The center of this nine patch should have been 1/4 turn to the right.

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ID:	158541 This center is upside down.

    While I fully subscribe to the theory that if you can't see it as you ride by on a galloping horse, these problems really do stand out to me and ruin the flow of the quilt.

    What suggestions do you have for fixing these? One is in an edge block, but one is smack dab in the middle of a section.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: How Would You Fix This?

    I hate to say, but I would pick it apart.

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    Default Re: How Would You Fix This?

    I can't tell if it's been quilted or not. If not, you can open the seams and turn it and hand stitch it in.
    You know the old Amish myth - The Amish made mistakes in their quilts on purpose because “only God is perfect.”. Never mind that Amish quilters have strongly denied this custom. Quilt historians are a careful bunch, and they take unproven claims very seriously. If I were you, I would stay on that galloping horse! Leave both as they are as a design element. It's beautiful.
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    Default Re: How Would You Fix This?

    You don't have to rip apart the entire block. Just rip out the center block going approx 1" past the end of each seam. Then rotate the block to the correct position and sew it back in like you are doing an interrupted seam. Set your stitch length a little lower than normal at approx 2.25. It is not fun but it is not gruesome either. You can do this.
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    Thank you all! Your ideas solidify the direction I was most strongly considering.

    Today, I finish our taxes. Tomorrow, I pull out my seam picker!!!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    It will all work out and you will do a beautiful job

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    I sewed a four patch wrong in the middle of a quilt. I picked out that four patch and put it back in the right way. It would have made me crazy!
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    Default Re: How Would You Fix This?

    I would leave them alone.

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    I have had the sameish problem recently and picked out the quilting and two blocks that were switched. It took me 4 hours while watching TV and hopefully won't take nearly that long to redo it. I know it would have made me crazy to leave it.
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    I am swapping that purple and the pinkish blocks near the top left corner.
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    Default Re: How Would You Fix This?

    Imperfections make the quilt. It is not a problem that I would fix, if it was my quilt.

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