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Topic: When Do You Give Up on Perfection?  (Read 71 times)
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« on: July 18, 2014 05:50:30 PM »

Or, " The Quilt That Never Ends."  Shocked

I've been working on a replica of Jane Austen's quilt for more than four years (handsewing- sporadically). Now I've just finished making the "quilt sandwich," and my border looks pretty crummy. It's uneven and bunching. The border fabric isn't quilting weight, because I had it left over from something else and loved it so much that I decided to use it, never thinking that anything could go wrong.  Roll Eyes I could just make the best of it as it is, or I could go and buy some more fabric, sew a new border on, and do all of the pinning over again. What would you guys do?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014 06:18:16 PM »

It depends on how bad it is.  I have a quilt I longarmed last month and didn't notice the tension was screwed up til I was nearly done.  It is REALLY bad on the back.  I'm going to have to sit down and rip all of it out and it makes me so angry every time I think about it...not to mention the extra $ I will have to pay to rent the longarm to redo it.  Angry   But it really looks awful and I know I couldn't live with it.  I have let smaller things go on other quilts though...piecing that doesn't quite match up or bits that pull a little from when I eased them.  The question is, will it bother YOU?  My other "gut check" is if my non sewing friends would notice.  If they would, I definitely fix it.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2014 06:19:46 PM by donniesgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: Today at 06:31:29 AM »

That tip about whether non-sewing friends would notice is a good one. I think that the "bunching" is actually wrinkles in the fabric, upon closer inspection, which should come out when I iron.  Smiley
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