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#21 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:12:50 PM(UTC)
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I have always believed: order dessert first....life is uncertain.  I think we all have the right to eat whatever foods we want, when we want...doesn't matter, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert.  My weakness has always been ice cream (lessening lately), but if I am out of creamer for my coffee,, I use ice cream....tastes delicious.

Sharon
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deb.morseth
#22 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:24:31 PM(UTC)
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OMG. I obsess about trying to get things right. I have been laughing reading this. MN Nancy told me not to be so uptight. I feel so grateful for all your "confessions". I can relax more now! I have learned to do easy quilts so matching points don't drive me crazy. Thank you, quilt buddies.
MN DEB from Mall of America land
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#23 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:41:36 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: deb.morseth Go to Quoted Post
OMG. I obsess about trying to get things right. I have been laughing reading this. MN Nancy told me not to be so uptight. I feel so grateful for all your "confessions". I can relax more now! I have learned to do easy quilts so matching points don't drive me crazy. Thank you, quilt buddies.
 

MN Nancy never gave me this advice, but I love it.  I have obsessed over points (never before the swaps I join in on here at QATW) and I actually find myself dreading any pattern where points are important.  I have gotten better, but I will be honest...unless the blocks are for a swap, if they are for my own use, I'm OK.  I don't take blocks apart and remake them over (and over) again.  Deb, enjoy your quilting.  I want to feel happy, free, stress free when making a quilt for giving, donatin, or just keeping for myself.

Sharon
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Eponine1984
#24 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:56:34 PM(UTC)
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I'm also guilty of neglecting sewing machine maintenance - my needle was popping and skipping stitches and I still considered waiting to change it It's funny - it improved my sewing mood so much once I switched it out, same thing with changing dull rotary cutter blades, I wondered why I waited so long.

I also don't usually switch needles from "piecing" or general needles to "quilting" needles in my machine. I just grab whatever is handy.

I don't test my tension when I move from piecing to quilting and I've only had to rip a little bit (well, more than a little bit, a couple of times).

I don't pin intersections, just push and pull and ease and stretch.

 




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EvelynB
#25 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:50:02 PM(UTC)
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Ice cream as creamer? Brilliant! I had to go buy creamer this morning while the coffee brewed. Sadly I had French Vanilla ice creamer in the freezer and never considered it. I may never buy creamer again. Great idea! Talk about breaking the rules.

Nancy_MN
#26 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:20:20 PM(UTC)
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I confess that I often buy fabric I don't need just because I like it.

What? That doesn't make me a rebel? LOL. silly
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stitchintime
#27 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:23:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nancy_MN Go to Quoted Post

What? That doesn't make me a rebel? LOL. silly

Sure, it does, Nancy....and I always follow the rules.....

Barb
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firesidequilter
#28 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:42:33 AM(UTC)
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I was getting ready to post my "confessions" and went back to read what some of you had divulged...

and I can say...I listen and obey my teacher! 

If you read Sally's post (#9), insert her mom's name Jane in the 4th condession...THE ENTIRE POST is me!

I guess children do learn by watching!

Good friends make ya laugh; really good ones make ya snort!
mimi2jefftye
#29 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:43:49 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: firesidequilter Go to Quoted Post

I was getting ready to post my "confessions" and went back to read what some of you had divulged...

and I can say...I listen and obey my teacher! 

If you read Sally's post (#9), insert her mom's name Jane in the 4th condession...THE ENTIRE POST is me!

I guess children do learn by watching!

You so funny!!!!  Love you!!!

My sewing machine is calling me and today I hope to listen! Sally
GardenGal
#30 Posted : Wednesday, October 3, 2018 2:10:03 PM(UTC)
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Candis, one of the worse 'bleeds' I had was a yellow fabric.  It was vintage but it was just the worst!!!

Like Sharon, I am way more flexable with the blocks I make for myself..  if the tip is floating a bit or slightly blunted, I can leave with it or work it in ...  swap blocks, I measure 2-3 times as I am making them.  Hate surprises.

I used to buy fabric just because it was nice AND a great deal...  but now I have enough fabric to last for a very long time ( a decade ? )  I did pick up a small piece in New England with bees on it because I have a bee quilt in my mind...  so it wasn't on sale and it wasn't 'just' because I liked it so maybe I'm changing a bit here.

Biggest confession is that I have let projects sit way way too long.   I first started working them because of my smaller sewing room ( sure miss that 35' long one I used to have ) but now I think it's good to get them made and out into the world.  Let them be used / loved or eaten over.. just get a home and get out of here.  hahahahah

hugs,  gg



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#31 Posted : Wednesday, October 3, 2018 2:13:13 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EvelynB Go to Quoted Post

Last confession: I steal ideas for quilts. It's a major reason I join groups like this and why I attend quilt shows. I saw this cute quilt and plan to make one ASAP just because it's so precious. I might even get it quilted and stash it in my gift closet. I certainly have a bunch of quilt blocks made and saved. The quilt police don't come to my house so I have dozens of sets of swap blocks that would be available to use. This is NOT my idea or my quilt. I have, however, seen many similar quilts over the decades so don't think it's original.

What a great idea!  I'm sure many versions of this could be made.   smart!!!   

( I also borrow ideas - most of the time I make changes but there are many things out there that give me the base idea )



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Chelle
#32 Posted : Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:00:44 PM(UTC)
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Here is my confession... I have saved a lot of patterns and I finally was going to work on a pattern at retreat, so I traced the pieces for my wool.  I realized today that I didn't do anything for the background.  Now, I can't find the pattern.. its not on my backup drive, my laptop, my google drive or in my closet.  It's not an every day event but when its a project I expected to work on in a few days its a struggle!

When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunsine.
LauraB
#33 Posted : Friday, October 5, 2018 6:59:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EvelynB Go to Quoted Post
My award winning dust bunny quilt with leaves, feathers, cat hair, and real dust bunnies in the quilting.


This is funny Evelyn with three dogs and 4 people at times it is hard to keep up with the dust bunnies and before you know it they are as my husband once said “we don’t have dust bunnies, we have cattle”. I then handed him the dust mop and broom. He hasn’t ever made that statement again, however he does use the dust mop frequently now.
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#34 Posted : Friday, October 5, 2018 7:34:00 AM(UTC)
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I told my son yesterday to either pick up a wad of hair that was stuck to a chair leg or put a collar on it.

   The bar stools have those rubber discs under them and they really collect hair like nothing else. 



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#35 Posted : Saturday, October 6, 2018 6:24:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GardenGal Go to Quoted Post
<p>I told my son yesterday to either pick up a wad of hair that was stuck to a chair leg or put a collar on it.</p>
<p><img src="/forum/Images/Emoticons/eusa_shifty.gif" alt="" /> &nbsp;&nbsp; The bar stools have those rubber discs under them and they really collect hair like nothing else.&nbsp;</p>


I have the same thing GG, they are awful. I have tried to find something different and have yet to come across anything.
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cv quilter
#36 Posted : Saturday, October 6, 2018 6:35:31 PM(UTC)
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I just got done cleaning up all of ours....2 recliners and a large sofa, all on floor protectors, one little dog who sheds, sheds, sheds....

Sharon
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