Monday, January 24, 2011

Confession...


shhhh...this totally undignifies my quilting status.

This is the first time EVER I have changed a blade. and I only have one cutter.

It was fast and painless - like, less than 10 seconds to do it.

HOLY COW the new one rocks!!!

So, I've confessed. what quilting sin are you guilty of?

19 comments:

  1. Using polyester thread when I should use cotton...I dont expect any of my quilts will be in use for the next 100 years or so ...

    (Dont tell anyone - crap I think I typed this out loud )

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  2. I just changed my blade too! It was so dull, I could hardly cut 2 layers.
    My quilty sin is not always getting that perfect 1/4"...even with a special foot, my machine makes a slightly larger seam. Sometimes I'm in a hurry and forget, then my blocks are off.

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  3. Knowing that Lily, the dog, has probably walked all over every quilt top I have made.. She is my inspector after all! Oh and quilting when I should have been cooking for the family.

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  4. I've just bought a new blade for my rotary cutter. I've made over 20 quilts with it in 3 years.
    Glad to know it's easy to change. Maybe in the next year or so I'll get around to it...

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  5. Susan6:15 PM

    Well, it's not a quilting sin...but I can't remember the last time I oiled my machine. And the machine I had for 25 years before this new one...I think I oiled it three times.

    The first thing my mom does when she comes over is check to see if my machine needs oiling LOL...

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  6. I oil my Featherweight regularly,but I hardly EVER take my pricey machine for servicing. It's having some minor problems. I'm torn between spending the money, which I would rather spend on fabric, or letting it go a while longer...

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  7. I use cheap thread for quilting. Since I only quilt for myself, it's only a crime against myself, not humanity, so I rest easy at night.

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  8. I've never gotten my sewing machine serviced and I don't clean out the lint as often as I should. That's my confession- please forgive me!

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  9. I confess that there is so much loose thread on the floor of my sewing room that if it were one piece I could probably make a quilt. I know, gross, but I would rather sew than clean. Maybe it will weave itself into something nice!

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  10. I hardly ever pin.

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  11. haha, this post made me laugh. I actually love to change my blade (although I hate the cost associated with it). I NEVER clean or service my machine. Recently I was quoted a service cost that's more than my machine is worth...I'll just take the risk and keep plugging along. :)

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  12. Never ever never prewashed any of my quilting fabrics...and never had an accident where fabric has subsequently run when I've washed the finished quilt.

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  13. Wow, that is an impressive time with one blade! I notice the difference with a new one after only one or two quilts.

    My guilty secret is being lazy about cutting by the time I get round to block number 3,000 (or so it feels) on a larger quilt. The first few blocks are perfect, then they go progressively downhill...

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  14. So what does it say about me if I'm pretty much guilty of ALL of the above?? Not oiling/servicing my machine, not using pins, not cleaning the thread off the floor, not changing the blade regularly, not pre-washing my fabrics, using polyester thread... yep, I think you got them all... and I'd rather pretend to not see any little folds than use a shhhh! seamripper!!

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  15. danic , if that's true - I think you're my long lost twin sister!

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  16. No prewashing at my house...that was easy to confess the other is...um...of a more delicate nature... little spit goes a long way when putting squares together, I lick my fingers now and then...how gross is that??? In my defense...I wash every quilt as soon as it's finished.

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  17. At Shay - cross my heart, it is true! And we just LOVE QUILTING, right? :)

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  18. i wait forever to change my blades too. i think it makes me appreciate the new ones so much more! :)

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  19. I never change the needles in any of my sewing machines. Well they get changed when one breaks. Not good. I should do that more often.

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