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From: MaryW
Date: 06-29-2005, 01:14 PM (1 of 16)
I will start this off and everyone can add their own personal law.

No matter how much fabric you have bought, you are not going to have enough for the quilt you want to make.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: carman
Date: 06-29-2005, 01:53 PM (2 of 16)
you look in your endless stash for the perfect color, and its not there (must go shopping :bg:
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Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-29-2005, 02:41 PM (3 of 16)
No matter how much fabric you have youi REALLY can't resist that 40% off table....even though the fabric may not go with what you have.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Kabu
Date: 06-29-2005, 03:19 PM (4 of 16)
Just make up your mind now, you will sew something:

a) backwards

b) upside down

c) to your rug
User: Kabu
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 5
From: BeanQueen
Date: 06-29-2005, 03:30 PM (5 of 16)
You should have purchased at least one more 1/2 yard of whatever fabric was on sale.
User: BeanQueen
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 16
From: carman
Date: 06-29-2005, 03:54 PM (6 of 16)
i just KNOW i cut it 2 1/2 inches NOT 2 1/4 :bang:
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Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: HeyJudee
Date: 06-29-2005, 06:41 PM (7 of 16)
Even though you don't need any more fabric and you are just checking out what's on sale, you will still come home with some.
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: pucktricks
Date: 06-29-2005, 06:47 PM (8 of 16)
Somehow despite carefully measuring, your block has ended up just a little smaller than 12 inches.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: carman
Date: 06-29-2005, 07:45 PM (9 of 16)

found this on another site :bg:
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Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: shirleyp
Date: 06-29-2005, 11:59 PM (10 of 16)
You thought you had bought the perfect fabric to match some at home, only to find out it dosn't fit, so you have to buy to match the new fabric.
User: shirleyp
Member since: 02-12-2002
Total posts: 352
From: Bama
Date: 06-30-2005, 12:55 AM (11 of 16)
I like #12 on that list. :bluewink: which leads to my law...

If I decide to make a quilt as a Christmas gift for someone, I WILL still be sewing on binding at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve. :yawn:
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: Magot
Date: 06-30-2005, 11:36 AM (12 of 16)
The last triangle always has the design upside down.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: grandmasue
Date: 06-30-2005, 10:47 PM (13 of 16)
you must have the whole quilt top sewn together before you notice the one block that has a mistake in it.
Grandma Sue

At the end I am not showing up at my grave all pretty and well preserved...I am coming in sliding, yelling "What a ride!"
User: grandmasue
Member since: 10-26-2004
Total posts: 138
From: MaryW
Date: 07-01-2005, 08:36 AM (14 of 16)
After you settle in for the evening in your favourite chair with a nice cup of coffee, your quilt, threads, scissors, needles and other assorted necessities, the cat wants to go out. :re:
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: mamahoogie
Date: 07-01-2005, 09:03 AM (15 of 16)
Even though you have sprayed and pin your quilt/batting/backing together, a piece of the backing will manage to unglue/unpin itself, fold backwards and get quilted in that way!!!! :bang:
I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
User: mamahoogie
Member since: 12-25-2002
Total posts: 461
From: Julia's Nana
Date: 07-02-2005, 05:45 AM (16 of 16)
It is true Grandma Sue, I just finished a scrappy rail fence and discovered when I was pressing it that I had two blocks of the same print right next to each other.................... :bang:

My matter how many things you have started, you find a pattern that you just have to try NOW..........before you finish what you were working on. :yawn:

User: Julia's Nana
Member since: 08-28-2001
Total posts: 361
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