Thursday, January 31, 2013

OOPS!



I have two more posts coming on the silks, I had to throw this out there first...
I had a good laugh at myself...
So?
Tell me your SILLY quilting moments...

Also, I need to know if every one is able to see the videos.  They run through youtube and should work.  If not, tell me what you are using, Internet explorer, chrome, safari etc... And I can ask my computer person to help figure it out.

Thanks for your feedback!

29 comments:

  1. Man I'm so glad I'm not the only one that does these kind of things!! :-) I also used to pride myself on being great at multi-tasking... but as I've gotten older I've come to the realization that I actually stink at it! Oh well...

    On another note, do you like your Oliso iron?

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  2. I think it must be National Seam Ripper Week and nobody told us! Or what?! Yours was just totally out of control. lol
    You are the fourth person so far in the past couple of days with a major quilt "oops" story to tell, (including me!)
    It's so nice to have company though.

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  3. I just love these videos! You are so down to earth, friendly and beautiful!!

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  4. Welllllll the quilt I just finished was a major oops. Oh it was a little oops that if I had just fixed the border at the time I noticed it (only one border out) would have not been a big oops. I figured I would just keep going since it was only a "little" wavey. Like ripples in a pond the further out I went the wavier it got. Finally almost done with the top I started tearing the borders off and totally redid them.

    I'm glad I did though because I actually like the layout I ended up with better and the quilt got finished so it's all good! :D I have also totally embroidered things to my pants before!

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  5. Video are working great in the iPad with safari. Silly seam ripper moment most recently was seeing a row on a block pieced upside down and getting the seam ripper and ripping out the opposite row and then sewing the correct row on the wrong way so the block was double wrong. I have also hand quilted a quilt to pant leg and another time I quilted the quilt to itself like a möbius quilt. No shortage of blunders here.

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  6. Great Victoria! The videos are great! I know you can multi-task, I remember a photo you posted of you sitting in traffic at a stop light and you were stitching on the jacket you were wearing! It was your travel project and attire in one! I loved it.

    Rondi

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  7. Loving your videos! :) and my seam ripper is my BFF.

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  8. My most memorable "Ooops" was when I was using fusible batting on a small art quilt. I work on my dining room table with cutting and pressing mats. I got the fusible side wrong side down and I forgot to use the pressing mat...result was the horrible discovery that I had fused my quilt to the table!!!

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  9. Lol, I have ripped out the wrong seam more times than I care to remember.
    One day at work, on my lunch break-right at the end of it naturally- I was working on a small art quilt adding embroidery. Yes, I sewed it to my pants leg. Oops,time to go back to my desk. I started to put it away and realized "oh ______ NO!" The seam ripper was my friend I got it loose and went back to work. It is a shame there wasn't a video camera to record my frantic antics.

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  10. I still can not see the videos directly. I use Explorer and I usually have no trouble with YouTube.

    I discovered if I right click on the large black video screen, locate and copy the youtube address, then I can use that to view the video.

    Love your blogs and hate to miss anything. ebwhite

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  11. Man - I don't have enough time or typing space for all of my oops's - I am not afraid to rip. How about sewing along happily chain piecing for a good 10-15 minutes with an empty bobbin?
    I had no trouble viewing your first video, but have to remember to watch them at home. :)

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  12. Yesterday must have been the day for bad seam ripper juju. I was trying out a new battery operated ripper a friend sent me (think shaver) and managed to cut through the fabric along the seam line...argh. Other brilliant acts of late include happily free form quilting on my new Sweet 16, rocking out to music, and finding later I had had the quilt doubled underneath and, well...you know the rest. Talk about a mess; thank heavens for those pesky seam rippers!

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  13. My most recent oops.....made 5 yds of cording for the Amy Butler Weekender bag only to realize I had been so absorbed in my audio book I totally used the wrong fabric. One nite of tv watching with the trusty seam ripper undid the oops.....the bag came out fabulous--really must take some pics. Used Elizabeth Hartman's method for piecing and love, love, love it!

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  14. Mayor OOPS last week: forgot to trim my pieces before piecing them together! Nothing matched up with the already finished blocks. I blogged about this here :
    http://ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/ups-and-downs/
    And yes: I have sewn a pillow that was underneath my work to that piece of embroidery!

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  15. I'm with Chris I could write a whole book of oops....I've learned not to sew late into the night. It seems like you are making a lot of progress but next morning it looks like a whole big mess!
    I hate seam ripping and will often just start over rather than rip out!
    One thing I do know, every oops teaches a lesson so I just have to listen and learn from my mistakes and move on.

    I'm enjoying the videos, your a natural :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  16. Your videos are working great with Safari on a Mac. Most of my quilting moments are silly ones!

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  17. I experience the empty bobbin syndrome all the time. I have the same machine (Juki) as you, Victoria, and I wish they had included a warning light, a warning sound, even a warning electric shock when the bobbin runs out! I spend far more time re-pinning a difficult-to-match, multiple-pointed row of blocks that went together with no bobbin thread than I do with my seam ripper!

    I wonder if our quilting foremothers on the prairies had seam rippers or if they did it right the first time---I know if I had to handsew every seam, I would be doing it right the first time...

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  18. Lol, I have done it all - chopped off too much of a quilt and having to piece a part back on, cut a hole in a finished quilt when removing those darn little plastic thingies that were sopposed to make basting sooo much easier, made quilts in the wrong format for competitions. Yeah, the list goes on.

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  19. Sewed my finger (by hand and machine). sewing by hand doesn't hurt because you've only grabbed the dead skin on top, but man, that machine one hurt!
    Also, the old standby: ripped something out to make it perfect, ripped a hole in my fabric instead. Sigh.

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  20. Videos are working fine on Windows7/Firefox.

    I have (more than once) sewn the final section/row/edge onto a block the wrong way, ripped it out, and then sewed it back on... the wrong way, again.

    The hours between 2-5pm are now known here as the "Error Hour" because that's when the seam ripper most often comes out. I no longer attempt any sewing (or knitting) during that time, it just leads to rework. And I can't multitask ... takes me three times as long to do two things at once.



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  21. Victoria, I absolutely love your videos! I have followed your blog for years now, but I must say that by watching you, hearing your voice, etc. it adds so much more to the overall blogging experience. What a great idea. I think you're on the cusp of something BIG.eliz.i@sympatico.ca

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  22. My most recent Oops moments: while machine quilting, I quilted not just one random piece of fabric to the back, but about 3 pieces, and a random block, all attached randomly and hanging off the back of the quilt. Major ripping ensued.
    This week I was making a binding and needed to add one last section. Instead of adding it in, I sewed both ends of the binding together, so it was now one big loop. The sad part is, it took me a while to figure out why I couldn't find the loose end!

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  23. Oh.. and your videos are working on my PC laptop using Internet Explorer.

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  24. One very good thing about aging, you begin to forget all the silly errors you have made while sewing. I am happy to say that I have reached that age. Must admit I have sewn my hand stitching to my clothes, and I know that I have had accidents with the seam ripper but have forgotten the details. If you post other accidents they would probably jar those memories also. Until then, lets just leave it there.

    I started sewing around sixties years ago.

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  25. More than once. You know the callous that develops when hand quilting. Have had several times when I just sewed to my fingertip. It's freaky.

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  26. how many of you have taken apart a difficult block because it was sewn together wrong and then proceeded to resew it the same darned way again!!!! yep! I did! DUH....lol

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  27. This made me laugh. Just TODAY I had sewed a block with tons of little pieces and when I got done I noticed one piece up about three wasn't matching well. I decided I could rip up three pieces, pull it a little and get them all to match. Got the trusty seam ripper and YEP, ripped the wrong pieces...I spent WAY to long on one stinkin' block!!!

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  28. My favorite is a sort-of sewing moment...cutting off jeans to make shorts while wearing them. Yeah, cut a nice little snip in my knee too. Man those Ginghers are sharp!

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  29. My worst OOPS! was when I misplaced border strips for a quilt made of coordinated Moda fabric. I had to find replacement fabric, which I then sewed on and finished the quilt top. After I paid a longarmer to baste the quilt (I was going to hand quilt it), I found the missing border strips!
    Your videos and audio are very clear and I'm enjoying them. I use Firefox. Judy McNeel

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