Hi Guest, Welcome to the quilting forums, register now —or—

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Northern California, USA
    Posts
    4,013
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default My Day For Admitting Mistakes

    Earlier today, I had to apologize to Nwmnteacher because I'd given incorrect measurements on fabric. And now I'm going to own up to the binding tool mistake I made a while back.

    I had a deadline for a quilt auction, and it looked like I wasn't going to make finish in time. I stayed up until 1am trying to finish, then got up again at 5am to actually finish. I arrived at the quilt auction with minutes to spare.

    Of course, the last step in any quilt is the binding. I really love the TQM Binding Tool, but I was running on very little sleep. So instead of turning the Binding Tool to cut the second side, I flipped it over. Of course, the two tails sewed together perpendicular to each other, and the binding wouldn't sew onto the quilt. Scissors, left over fabric, new seam, more care, and I'm back in business.

    Here's how I modified my TQM Binding Tool so that I never again make this mistake. On the top, I taped a little sign that says "YES." You can see the little yellow "YES" on the left.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HPIM0947.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	125.9 KB 
ID:	159870
    On the wrong side of the tool, I taped a little sign that says "NO."
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HPIM0948.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	114.2 KB 
ID:	159871
    It's so jarring to see those little taped on notes, that I've never made this mistake again.

    Sometimes I need to get thumped on the head to get things right!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

  2. #2
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    13,775
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: My Day For Admitting Mistakes

    Sometimes we have to do what we have to do.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

  3. #3
    The Guild President

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    913
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: My Day For Admitting Mistakes

    Clever fix!!!!

  4. #4
    Applique Angel

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Maine and Florida
    Posts
    337
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: My Day For Admitting Mistakes

    I love that tip and will use it for my tool. Thanks!

  5. #5
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Northern California, USA
    Posts
    4,013
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: My Day For Admitting Mistakes

    I almost made the same mistake on the quilt I was binding this weekend. The "NO" sticker saved me at the last minute!
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •