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why i should not quilt late at night....

because i'm an idiot, that's why. i started a "quilt as a you go" table runner last night....i merrily sewed along....uhm until i realized something at about midnight. i forgot to use backing. DOH! SO my options are....rip it all out, or just continue with the base (you then applique on top), spray baste the backing, applique through all three layers and maybe add some additional quilting.
sometimes i truly do live up to the name of dumb blonde.
betsey
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betsey
You should be fine with continuing with the base, adding the backing and appliquing through everything. You could even do the applique before adding the backing. The batting will be held securely either way. If the backing is the last step, you may want to go over a few of the quilting lines, to keep the batting from shifting.
Julia in MN
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Julia in MN
Quilting late at night is okay so long as there's no decision making involved. I really wanted to continue my project last night but walked away instead. Well. That might not be true either. You Do have to remember to thread the needle and have thread in the bobbin and all manner of tricky details. Polly
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Polly Esther
Betsey, if it's any help, I chain-pieced 11 grandmother's fan blocks (centre unit) before realising my bobbin had run out.
You're right: do not quilt late at night!
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Trish Brown {|:-}

Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Trish Brown
On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:20:00 -0800 (PST), betsey wrote:
Oh Betsey, that's somthing I would do :) It's so hard to get into the groove in the evenings esp on the weekends...! I've started a new top for summer and fortunately at about midnight decided to put it down and it's a good thing I did as I realized this morning if I did what I had intended to do, I would have put the sleeves on backwards...
-Irene
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IMS
Sorry, that should have read "get OUT of the groove!" It's easy to get into if one doesn't have to go to work the next day.
Sigh. Maybe I should take a nap....
-Irene
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IMS
OH, Betsy, you made my day, Here I thought I was the only one who did stuff like this!
After many attempts at machine quilting....i looked under the peice i was working on and...lo and behold....the backing had rippled till it jammed my machine.... So, i shut the machine off. Went to bed...and next day ripped out the whole thing...i am now hand quilting the peice.
It happens to be a 86" x 86" quilt....
I may never learn..........
amy in SoCal
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amy in SoCal

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