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Old August 13th 03, 06:35 AM
Shelly
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I am so aggravated that I don't know what to do. I started working on the
California King quilt for a friend. I promised him this quilt over a year
ago and have been procrastinating as usual. I purchased the fabric back in
Nov. or Jan., I can't remember exactly when. I cut the fabric (panels) and
was just going to make one seam down the middle to put the top together and
did that without a hitch. No problems at all until I sewed the two pcs. back
together. That was when I noticed that the panels were wonky. I was very
careful to cut it straight and checked many times to be sure that I was
straight before I cut. I did notice that there was going to be a slight
problem with where the fabric had been cut off the bolt previously that I
didn't notice when I made the purchase. I usually have any where from 6-7
bolts that need cutting when on a S.E.X. trip, so I was probably not with
the person cutting the fabric at the precise moment she was cutting for me.
(I do try to watch them cut.)
The problem is, the panels are off by several inches and it isn't of my
doing! The ends of the fabric meet perfectly and have been sewn together.
What can I do to fix this? The only thing I can think of is frogging this
beast and cutting the remainder of the fabric off with only enough left on
both ends to sew on a border and see if I can get the panels to match up
that way. Had I not already cut the fabric, I would have taken it back for a
refund. I did notice before I cut it though, that the panel on the left was
tilted. I didn't think that it would be that noticeable after the top was
put together. Boy was I WRONG this time. lol Any and all suggestions would
be appreciated here! Thanks in advance!
Shelly


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Old August 14th 03, 01:42 AM
dogmom
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I can't quite visualize what you're describing, but I know the feeling of
dealing with wonky fabric, esp. after you've had it too long or done too
much to it to return it! So I sympathize. As for the border--FWIW, I've
become a fan of pieced borders lately--they really spice up a quilt. So
maybe some sort of border would not only solve the problem, but make the
result even better than you'd planned!

Dogmom, always tryin' to see how to turn chicken s*** into chicken salad...

"Shelly" glass angel at charter dot net wrote in message
...
I am so aggravated that I don't know what to do. I started working on the
California King quilt for a friend. I promised him this quilt over a year
ago and have been procrastinating as usual. I purchased the fabric back in
Nov. or Jan., I can't remember exactly when. I cut the fabric (panels) and
was just going to make one seam down the middle to put the top together

and
did that without a hitch. No problems at all until I sewed the two pcs.

back
together. That was when I noticed that the panels were wonky. I was very
careful to cut it straight and checked many times to be sure that I was
straight before I cut. I did notice that there was going to be a slight
problem with where the fabric had been cut off the bolt previously that I
didn't notice when I made the purchase. I usually have any where from 6-7
bolts that need cutting when on a S.E.X. trip, so I was probably not with
the person cutting the fabric at the precise moment she was cutting for

me.
(I do try to watch them cut.)
The problem is, the panels are off by several inches and it isn't of my
doing! The ends of the fabric meet perfectly and have been sewn together.
What can I do to fix this? The only thing I can think of is frogging this
beast and cutting the remainder of the fabric off with only enough left on
both ends to sew on a border and see if I can get the panels to match up
that way. Had I not already cut the fabric, I would have taken it back for

a
refund. I did notice before I cut it though, that the panel on the left

was
tilted. I didn't think that it would be that noticeable after the top was
put together. Boy was I WRONG this time. lol Any and all suggestions would
be appreciated here! Thanks in advance!
Shelly


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Old August 14th 03, 02:44 AM
Shelly
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The fabric that I purchased was panels of wolves and bears from Wal-Mart.
The pictured panels were not printed on the fabric straight. I did more
cutting on the fabric today and finally put the top together. It is much
improved compared to last night. lol Thanks for your suggestion. I managed
to calm down and straighten it out with much more cutting than I'd
originally planned for.
Shelly
"dogmom" wrote in message
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I can't quite visualize what you're describing, but I know the feeling of
dealing with wonky fabric, esp. after you've had it too long or done too
much to it to return it! So I sympathize. As for the border--FWIW, I've
become a fan of pieced borders lately--they really spice up a quilt. So
maybe some sort of border would not only solve the problem, but make the
result even better than you'd planned!

Dogmom, always tryin' to see how to turn chicken s*** into chicken

salad...

"Shelly" glass angel at charter dot net wrote in message
...
I am so aggravated that I don't know what to do. I started working on

the
California King quilt for a friend. I promised him this quilt over a

year
ago and have been procrastinating as usual. I purchased the fabric back

in
Nov. or Jan., I can't remember exactly when. I cut the fabric (panels)

and
was just going to make one seam down the middle to put the top together

and
did that without a hitch. No problems at all until I sewed the two pcs.

back
together. That was when I noticed that the panels were wonky. I was very
careful to cut it straight and checked many times to be sure that I was
straight before I cut. I did notice that there was going to be a slight
problem with where the fabric had been cut off the bolt previously that

I
didn't notice when I made the purchase. I usually have any where from

6-7
bolts that need cutting when on a S.E.X. trip, so I was probably not

with
the person cutting the fabric at the precise moment she was cutting for

me.
(I do try to watch them cut.)
The problem is, the panels are off by several inches and it isn't of my
doing! The ends of the fabric meet perfectly and have been sewn

together.
What can I do to fix this? The only thing I can think of is frogging

this
beast and cutting the remainder of the fabric off with only enough left

on
both ends to sew on a border and see if I can get the panels to match up
that way. Had I not already cut the fabric, I would have taken it back

for
a
refund. I did notice before I cut it though, that the panel on the left

was
tilted. I didn't think that it would be that noticeable after the top

was
put together. Boy was I WRONG this time. lol Any and all suggestions

would
be appreciated here! Thanks in advance!
Shelly


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Old August 14th 03, 10:07 PM
MOIRA RIDDELL
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Why don't you add borders to the panels and after each round, cut each side
at an angle, if need be add more borders and keep going until you have
twisted the block.......

Moira

"Shelly" glass angel at charter dot net wrote in message
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I am so aggravated that I don't know what to do. I started working on the
California King quilt for a friend. I promised him this quilt over a year
ago and have been procrastinating as usual. I purchased the fabric back in
Nov. or Jan., I can't remember exactly when. I cut the fabric (panels) and
was just going to make one seam down the middle to put the top together

and
did that without a hitch. No problems at all until I sewed the two pcs.

back
together. That was when I noticed that the panels were wonky. I was very
careful to cut it straight and checked many times to be sure that I was
straight before I cut. I did notice that there was going to be a slight
problem with where the fabric had been cut off the bolt previously that I
didn't notice when I made the purchase. I usually have any where from 6-7
bolts that need cutting when on a S.E.X. trip, so I was probably not with
the person cutting the fabric at the precise moment she was cutting for

me.
(I do try to watch them cut.)
The problem is, the panels are off by several inches and it isn't of my
doing! The ends of the fabric meet perfectly and have been sewn together.
What can I do to fix this? The only thing I can think of is frogging this
beast and cutting the remainder of the fabric off with only enough left on
both ends to sew on a border and see if I can get the panels to match up
that way. Had I not already cut the fabric, I would have taken it back for

a
refund. I did notice before I cut it though, that the panel on the left

was
tilted. I didn't think that it would be that noticeable after the top was
put together. Boy was I WRONG this time. lol Any and all suggestions would
be appreciated here! Thanks in advance!
Shelly


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Old August 15th 03, 12:12 AM
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That's exactly what I did when I bought a panel of Harry Potter fabric to
make my son's a quick lap quilt. I had bought the first panel when only my
older son was a fan, but by the time I got around to making it, my younger
son also had been bitten by the Harry Potter bug, and couldn't find the
fabric at my lqs anymore. I went to Walmart. Their panel was totally off,
and to rectify it, I put a border on each side and then cut off the excess
to square it, making each side have a wide to narrow border. It looks fine,
and the kids didn't even notice. It also helps to keep the quilts
distinguished one from the other. Nancy


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Old August 15th 03, 01:05 AM
Shelly
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I'll be darned sure that the next time I buy panels that I check each and
every one of them before buying them. This was suppose to be an easy
project. That was the whole purpose of buying the whole cloth panels. Not to
mention that they guy that wanted the quilt, picked the fabric out himself.
Well, I've sure learned something about checking the panels on this quilt.
Shelly
"Nancy Sumner" wrote in message
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That's exactly what I did when I bought a panel of Harry Potter fabric to
make my son's a quick lap quilt. I had bought the first panel when only

my
older son was a fan, but by the time I got around to making it, my younger
son also had been bitten by the Harry Potter bug, and couldn't find the
fabric at my lqs anymore. I went to Walmart. Their panel was totally off,
and to rectify it, I put a border on each side and then cut off the excess
to square it, making each side have a wide to narrow border. It looks

fine,
and the kids didn't even notice. It also helps to keep the quilts
distinguished one from the other. Nancy




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