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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thank You, Paranoia...

So, when I was getting ready to start stitching the Snappers set, I counted and measured and all, and thought, wow, that's a lot of fabric at the top.  Even though it wasn't, actually.  I know they say leave 6 inches all around, but my framer says she doesn't need nearly that much and I'm trying to be frugal here, lol!

So I started to stitch where I should have and felt this funny bit of paranoia that maybe my count was off, because I was changing the single long row to a three by three set, remember?  And math was my worst subject at school.  So I decided to just move it all up some and felt much better, even if I would end up with a lot of empty fabric at the bottom.

Today I got it out and instantly realized that I am stupid.  SO STUPID! Twelve months is a three by four set, not a three by three!  My whole height count was off!!!

I thought I was going to have to start over, but I thought I'd check.  Just to see.

So out came the handy-dandy purple fabric marker and -



No restart for me!  THANK YOU, PARANOIA!!!

10 comments:

  1. Lol glad it worked out I'm surprised one of us didn't notice. I remember reading it but not putting two and two together

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  2. Oops!! Glad everything worked out. I have the same paranoia every time I start a new piece!!

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  3. I've just started a project that looks a lot bigger than the Aida that I cut for it. I'm really paranoid about it too......it's a commissioned piece. What is this marker you speak of? Does it wash out or it doesn't show up when you stitch over it?

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    1. It is a disappearing fabric marker. It's purple and disappears with air. You can also buy a blue one that rinses out with cool water, but I like the purple better. Look in a quilting aisle at a craft store.

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  4. So happy to hear that you don't have to start over Tama. I also have that fear.

    Linda

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  5. I completely understand and I've been there numerous times myself! Gridding has pretty much solved the problem width-wise for me, but I do constantly worry about height-wise.

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  6. Ooo glad you didn't have to start over! I am always paranoid about counting wrong for fabric... and then of course I grid with permanent marker and make a mess of everything /grumble :D

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  7. Close one!!! I'm glad it worked out for you. Paranoia can be good at times.
    xo Alicia

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  8. Thank goodness! Paranoia can be an awesome thing.

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  9. Thank goodness! Paranoia can be an awesome thing.

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