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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!!!


  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

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

  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'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?

    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.

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


  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.

  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

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

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

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