Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day and My Most Embarrassing Quilting Moment

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day on my blog!!v

Oh hi! My name is Meesh and I am super excited to participate in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day this year (first-timer here)!! I have two giveaways today and thank-you for stopping by and checking them out and good luck to everyone with all of SMS's giveaways!!

Giveaway Number 1:
I will be giving away 8 untrimmed granny square blocks that I made just about nine months ago as a part of a swap on Flickr. It really was a super, duper fun swap where each swapper made 8 blocks in their specific colorway (my assignment was pink and green) in three different backgrounds, Kona White, Kona Snow, and Kona Charcoal. Well, it happened that a really nice, popular online fabric store sent me Bella Snow instead of Kona Snow yardage. I had never seen Kona Snow OR Bella Snow so I did not know that it was even remotely wrong. I did think it was interesting that so many quilters raved on and on about this yellow fabric, but I sewed up my blocks, mailed them in, and called it a day! Then about a week later, my bee mama sent me an email asking about the background fabric that I had used for 8 of my blocks. It appeared to be too dark of a background and did not match with any of the other blocks she had received. Long story short: I ended up buying new fabric (from a different online store), buying both a Kona and a Bella card, AND making 8 new blocks. Not to mention that I was sooooo incredibly embarrassed!! Anyhow, my loss is your gain, you can win these 8 granny blocks on Bella Snow! I might even throw in a 9th block, so that you can make an easy/quick baby quilt! **wink wink **

8 Little Grannies All Together

Here are the block details:
We used Katie's tutorial: I'm A Ginger Monkey and trimmed up, these blocks should each be 9-1/8 square.
Here are the fabrics that I used:

Not Your Granny's Bee (Pink & Green Group 1)

Giveaway Number 2:
I will also give away 1 yard of Anna Maria Horner's Voile Shattered print in Sky (from Innocent Crush). It is unwashed and so soft and pretty. I really quickly snapped a few pictures inside of our 1949 Packard. Isn't that wool fabric used on the seats amazing?

Anna Maria Horner Shattered in Sky Voile

Anna Maria Horner Voile

Anna Maria Horner Voile (Shattered in sky)  

Hey, I am keeping it real on this blog, not always pretty pictures, not always puppy dogs, ice cream cones, princesses, and rainbows. I make mistakes. Lots of them. Sometimes I share them and we can all laugh and learn. <3 

Just let me know what your most embarrassing quilting/sewing/crafting or whatever moment is and you will be entered into both giveaways. Or just comment, what ever works for you!! :) Open to anyone, anywhere :)


Giveaway Details: I will leave this giveaway open until May 10 at 5 p.m. PST when I will pick the two winners. Emails will go out to winners by May 11th as well as a post on how awesome and luck you are! As long as I have addresses to mail, I will ship the very next day. Good luck and I look forward to other stories, we all could use a good laugh, right?

157 comments:

  1. Love your grannies! I think the first time I attempted paper piecing was quite embarrassing. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  2. Hmmm...let me think....the only thing that comes to my head was back in college I was using a box cutter to work on some project, and even though I had been told to stop using the tool like I was using it, I slipped and cut a huge gash in my thumb. I was cool until I realized the amount of blood running down my arm and then I lost it and started wailing. That was pretty embarrassing. HA! Great giveaway!!!

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  3. I think the first time I sewed a skirt for myself (it was a darling 40's skirt) and wore it out the back seam/kick pleat tore almost all the way up - I had to run around to three different restaurants - one for tape and the other two for staples just to repair it enough to wear home! So embarassing!
    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  4. I left a pin in a baby quilt. Luckily the mom found it before giving the quilt to the baby. Oops. Thanks!

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  5. I was invited to a last minute baby shower for a co-worker so I grabbed a purple quilt I had already to go hoping she was going to have a girl. She ended up having a boy. He is 16 now and she still has his purple quilt. LOL

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  6. Thank you for sharing great giveaways. I haven't been sewing very long and love doing EPP, it would not be the first time I left a pin or a piece of paper inside a shape.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  7. I had laid out a skirt and doubled the fabric. When i cut into it with my roller cutter, I didn't notice that I had not actually aligned them correctly and one section was cutting into nothing - air. :( So, I have this chunk of fabric now that can't be made into any clothing item unless patched together. Only thing is, every time i look at the fabric it makes me kind of sad... so it just sits there. :P

    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. What a lovely giveaway! Pink and green is my ABSOLUTE favourite colour combination! So I'd love to win your lovely blocks! I made curtains once and was so proud of them, showing them off to every visitor I could. Only to realise that I had used the wrong side of the fabric on one of them so I had one shiny and one mat curtain!!

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  9. My first quilt is a huge embarrassment and I show it to people all the time. Everything is wonky and all points cut off. But the reason I show it is to prove to other quilters, especially new ones, that practice makes perfect.

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  10. When I was twelve I made this giant, acrylic, terrible, orange and hot pink striped hat. My grandma found out I made it and asked for it -- and still keeps it in her closet and will get it out when she wants to show off. Ewwwww.

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  11. I *tried* to make roman shades, and it was a complete disaster!!! At least yours is still usable!!!

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  12. Your grannies are great! Thanks for the chance

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  13. I guess embarrassing moment was when the machine quilter told me that I had left a pin in a block sassing. Almost messed with the tension on her machine.

    Thank you for a very generous giveaway! Your granny square blocks are awesome.

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  14. I love the granny squares, and I really love pink and green-so summery!!

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  15. I love your granny squares! When I first started quilting, I didn't know you should square up your half square triangles, so everything was way off.

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  16. Screwing up multiple times on paper piecing patterns!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I cut off a bit of my finger with a rotary cutter... yeeeeah that was fun to tell the husband about :)

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  18. Recently my finger got between the embroidery and the needle. Not good. Your blocks are lovely.

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  19. My first quilt projects are so bad, i keep them hidden, LOL!!!
    Thank you for the give-away!
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  20. I can't think of anything embarrassing...unless you count how utterly hideous and poorly stitched my first pieced quilt was, and the fact that it was for my husband, who loved it so much that he still uses the ugly thing. He's forbidden to let anyone see it, though LOL!

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  21. I think the worst mistake I made was after I finished my daughter's dress I was serging all the seams and cut a huge hole in the dress

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  22. My most embarrassing moment recently was leaving my car light on the entire time I was on a business trip so when I got back to the airport garage at the end of the week my car wouldn't start.

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  23. Totally love the granny squares - they are adorable.

    My most embarrassing moment to date was only recently - I took the children to the movies, went to the toilet with Mr 4, then lined up to buy tickets, get popcorn, watched the movie, straightened up the Despicable Me 2 Minion poster that Mr 4 knocked over and it was only once we were almost in the car that hubby pointed out that I had a trail of toilet paper hanging out the back of my jeans. OH My I felt so embarrassed and don't think I will be going back to that Cinema in a hurry.

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  24. I love how people never tell you things until later. Why not say something when it happens? I have had a few times where I would come home from being out all day with family and it's 8pm and only then do they inform me that I have something on my face. I need to use mirrors more often.

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  25. One embarrassing moment I had was when I was making a zippered pillow. I literally went through several zippers for one pillow all because I kept separating the pull from the teeth. I had to keep going back to the store to buy the another one after each screw-up. I think the people at the store were wondering what the heck!

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  26. Umm...every time I get behind my machine seems like a new embarrassing moment. I'm always sewing something together backwards or plain out wrong.

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  27. Good question - helping my sister sew is always a little sensitive. She's much bolder than me and jumps right in - I had to find a way to explain to her what bias meant, after she's made a heap of projects with non-bias cut bias binding.... That voile is gorgeous. Thanks

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  28. Such a lovely giveaway - thank you. Most embarrassing moment? There hasn't been anything truly standout other than the usual cutting too small, wrong sides together etc.,

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  29. Hmm, nothing "major" as such, but I guess when I was making a paper pieced block and messed up what piece went where and ended up with floating spools instead of them sitting on the table!

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  30. That's a rather bad experience, but you did your best anyway, so no need to be embarrassed about it.
    I made a king size quilt for my parents and all seams between the blocks opened again. So I had to rip out everything and do it another time.
    I'd pick your granny squares, I love the combo of green and pink.

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  31. Ha! I didn't know that about Bella Snow. ;) (I have that trouble with the Kona greys - like shouldn't "iron" be darker than "steel"? ) I finally ordered a color card and am giving it to my mom for Mother's Day...then I can just sneak over to her house and mooch off it for planning purposes...

    My biggest snafu might have been joining the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild before I'd actually made a quilt.

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  32. I had that same thing happen to a freind with Bella snow. Super annoying!
    I presented a BOM program for my guild, and I totally gave the wrong measurements out. One girl made hers with precious fabric and had to redo it. I felt so bad.

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! (my english is not good enough to tell you what you ask us...)

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  34. AFter making an adorable peasant type dress, I held up the final product and realized I had somehow sewin the back of the dress into the seam at the waistline and so the back was 3 inches shorter than the rest of the hem. Awesome. Great giveaway!

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  35. Making my daughter my first foray into sewing capris. I sewed the legs together wrong-front to front and back to back...one leg was really skinny, the other really big! Oops! And I love the granny squares!

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  36. Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Not sure,maybe making hat too big for my daughter.Have a lovely day.

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  37. As a new quilter, I listened to my teacher going on and on about how to sew a completely accurate 1/4 inch seam, and I asked "Does it matter?" In front of a room full of quilters! I still smile at the memory, and wonder how she kept back a scream! Thanks for the give away.

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  38. I sewed myself on to the project I was supposed to sew. My sleeves had these very wide cuffs and I didn't notice them getting under the presser foot.

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  39. Hmmm... my quilting embarrassments aren't public enough to really count. A moment that comes immediately to mind is when my daughter (around age 3) asked very LOUDLY in a Mr. Bulky's candy store "Are you going to pay for it this time?". That got everyone's attention! I wanted to crawl under the display case. Love your grannies!

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  40. I tends to make lots of mistake when sewing a zipper. Luckily I have a good seam ripper.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  41. hmm....embarrasing moment whilst sewing--not too many--although I've had to pick apart many-a-seam in my great haste to finish a project I seem to lose the ability to do it properly :)

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  42. It was embarrassing when I stitched through my finger when I was hand sewing on the binding of a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I was making wedding favours for a friend using fabric. I showed up on the wedding day VERY proud of my accomplishments to find, in horror, that I used the wrong fabric.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  44. haven't sewn with voile but it is beautiful. would love to give it a try!

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  45. My most embarrassing sewing moment was when I tried to make a suit (jacket and skirt) for home ec in high school. The skirt was nice, I could actually wear it. Let's just say that the jacket didn't hang right and the sleeves were a disaster. I've avoided garment sewing ever since. :)

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  46. That voile is mine!!!!! Thats the dress I want to make for my girl!!! Pleeeaaassseee pick meeeee!

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  47. It's not sewing related...I was in a public restroom with my daughter. She decided to "hold" me so I wouldn't fall in. I said that I wouldn't fall in...then she agreed really loudly that I was right and I had a big bottom so I wouldn't fall in to the potty. I don't know if anyone heard...I didn't make eye contact.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  48. Oh that voile! I sew alone, so I've never been embarrassed. Thanks for the chance!

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  49. My most embarassing moment happened just last month. I was making a complicated block-of-the-month for our guild charity quilts. When my block was put up with the others, it was obvious that I had reversed part of the design. It wasn't even close to the others. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  50. Thanks so much for the chance, both giveaways are lovely.

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  51. I am in love with your granny squares. They would be perfect for my baby girl! I have an embarrassing moment weekly right now. My worst seem to be pattern reading mistakes. Thank goodness for seam rippers.

    caramwills(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I think my most embarassing moment was when I sewed myself into my quilt block. It did hurt my finger, though luckily no blood ended up on my fabric.

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  53. I can't think of any really embarrassing quilt moment, but then I haven't been quilting for all that long!

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  54. I somehow managed to cut myself on my rotary cutter when I wasn't even cutting! No idea how that happened.

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  55. Nothing embarrassing has happened...yet! I'm hoping to keep it that way.

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  56. I think I had a mental breakdown this summer. I bought 4 sewing machines, 3 beginner types and a nice Bernina. I was thinking my grand kids could sew with me but I don't have room for all those plus the 3 I already had and the 2 sergers. Maybe I was thinking if they show interest I'll gift them a darling machine. I really don't remember my thought process. Thanks.

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  57. Embarrassing? Well, how about the time when I wore white pants to college... and waiting for the bus I sat on a red bench that had been recently painted.. Yes, I went around town with white pants with a huge red stain in the bottom.... just the thought makes me giggle!

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  58. I sewed an entire top up and quilted it only to find after all of that while taking a picture about a 3 inch portion did not get sewed during either process. HOW do you miss that through the whole thing? Well it was not an easy fix and I always see it immediately!

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  59. most embrassing moment was when the bottle of sparkling wine blew it's cork all over my friends fabric

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  60. It isn't exactly mine, but at my wedding dress fitting we discovered the seamstress who
    did the alterations had sewn her thimble in to my hem. She recovered it. I kinda wish she had left it. What a special something old!

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  61. Hmmm... I've made a lot of embarrassing sewing projects. I just keep sewing.

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  62. My most embarrassing moment was my first quilt. I had gotten a bunch of $1 fat quarters at a sale and thought I was going to make a super fast, easy and cheap quilt. Well, I cut a bunch of them wrong and ended up having to buy lots of new fabric!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  63. That was the most beautiful mistake I've ever seen. Good job! :)

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  64. My most embarrassing moment was when my daughter was out with me in a dress I made her and it ended up ripping while we were out! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I made a dress in batik, and made both sleeves the right sleeve (with no right side, it is hard to tell!).

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  66. My young daughter aksing me if everyone that sewed ripped out as many seams as I do.

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  67. not an oops story - just a comment. i love having my kids quilt club at work - such fun to share quilting with the girls and pass on the fun of creating!

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  68. I was over-tired working like crazy on holiday gifts and mis-measured the center of a bag lining by 3/4" - the mag snap closure was way off and very noticeable. The lining was expensive so I couldn't afford to re-cut it. Fortunately it was going to a family member who (says she) didn't mind. :/ I still think about it though.

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  69. I realized that I'd sewed in one of the legs of my daughter's leggings inside out. She'd worn them 5-6 times before I noticed this!

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  70. I'd like to win this! I have a baby grand daughter who is two months old. This would be a wonderful quilt for her! please count me in.

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  71. Love you 'mistake' blocks. Not particularly embarrassing, but I have learned not to cut out patterns last at night... make terrible mistakes that way.
    thanks for the offer.

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  72. I sewed through my index finger a little while ago - it was both embarrassing & painful. I love your Granny Square blocks & the AMH voile is gorgeous too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. I'm having trouble thinking of an embarrassing sewing incident but I did spell my daughters name wrong on her Christening cake! I kid you not.

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  74. when I first started to make clothes I made a blouse for myself for a formal event that was going to go under a saree, I knew nothing about actually zigzaging stuff or even how to work with different types of material.. needless to say at the end of the night the part that was and not under the saree.. had come loose and completely frayed.. quite embarrassing especially it was around very conservative ppl.

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  75. My embarrassing moment was when friends and I were sewing at my house and I was all grungy wearing sweats and one of DH's shirts and I proceeded to sew his shirt right into the seam I was sewing for a good 6 inches before I realized something was wrong. Everyone got a good laugh at me that day. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway

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  76. I made a quilt for a new baby and the Mom sent a picture of the baby on the quilt. It appeared that one of my seams had frayed. I was mortified! In fact, it had not frayed and all was well. hanks for the giveaway.

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  77. Those granny blocks are gorgeous! My most embarrassing moment of sewing happened in the 6th grade. I had made a straight skirt for myself and a girl in my class asked me if I had made it. When I proudly said "yes" she told me she could tell because my back darts weren't even. One was 1/4 inch longer that the other. My darts have been the same ever since!!

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  78. I can't think of any major sewing embarrassments other than sewing the wrong side to the right side or having to re-cut out a pattern piece. But I enjoyed reading through all of your comments.
    The quilt blocks are lovely - why don't you finsh them up into a quilt yourself? Very generous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. My very first quilt was so embarrassingly bad that it is still sitting in a bag unfinished! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. I can't think of anything embarassing - just several mistakes - mainly involving sewing a right side to a wrong side!

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  81. Yeah... I sewed a pleat on backwards... and posted picks of the dress all over social media saying how proud I was of the dress. It was such an obvious mistake. *forehead smack*

    tgallop at mts dot net

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  82. Let's see, so many moments to choose from...like the first time at a sew in, and I left my project on the ironing board at home, so I made a great first impression. Then the time I pinned my skirt to my quilt. At least I caught it before placing it under the presser feet to sew. Granted a lot of "stuff" happens behind my quilt room door, but there is a lot that happens in front of witnesses. I wish they had a sewer like me on Project Runway. It would make for some good TV :P

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  83. Great give-away! When I was told to buy safetypins for my first quilt and bought the smallest, tinyist pins I could find! I didn´t know how I was gonna use them!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  84. I was working on my Amy Butler weekender bag and my top thread kept breaking. I ranted on my quilt guild's Facebook page, borrowed someone else's machine, and still had the same problem! Finally I took my machine in to the dealer, and she's all, just try a sharps needle and it worked like magic! Doh!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Oh I've had many! I just posted about a goofed block on my blog!

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  86. I haven't been too embarrassed---yet! Love the green and pink granny squares and your story that goes with! Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  87. I think sewing my finger would count and was painful as well.
    Thanks for chance to win.

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  88. Wow! I don't know if I've had an embarassing moment yet, but I would have been so p.o'd that I had to do them all over again!!!

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  89. I sliced my finger on my super sharp shears and spent a Saturday evening in the ER. Not fun!

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  90. I quilted my seam ripper into the quilt:) Had to unsew to get it out:) lol the whole time and then call my friends and told them so it would brighten their day:)

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  91. my most embaarrashing moment ever in sewing was the day I went to pick my daugher up from kindergarden to have her teacher infrom me I needed ot be more careful with my sewing as I left a stick pin in the outfit my daughter wore to school and it stuck her in class and she had to take my daughter to the nurse to have the nurse help her remove the pin from her clothing. She was nasty about it. I guess it inconveinanced the teacher....

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  92. I'm ridiculously clumsy, so I really can't pick from the plethora of embarrassing moments that have plagued my life!

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  93. I love your granny squares - beautiful colours!!!
    The only memory of a sewing glitch was way back in Grade 9 Home Ec when I chose plaid fabric to make a top... I could not read a pattern to save my life and tried to put the thing together 'my way' - it was a complete disaster! That top went into the garbage eventually because I never wore it once, not even to try it on! I think I hated it from the get go! hahaha Good thing that I took up quilting ;-)

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  94. Too bad you had to make all those blocks again but the ones you have left look beautiful. I made a pair of slacks for my husband when we were first married and put the pockets in backwards so they went to the back, totally unusable.

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  95. I made pj pants for my husband and preschooler as Christmas presents but forgot the seam allowances so neither fit!

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  96. My most embarrassing sewing experience was my mom making me wear the jumper she made me sew out in public. I hated that thing. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  97. My most embarrassing was a friend asked me to take in a shirt for an interview. I didn't want to get it wrong but I wanted to help her so I agreed. I took it in too much and she couldn't wear it. I felt so bad...

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  98. Mistakes... I am too much of a perfectionist so.... I am just going to say HI!

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  99. I like your granny squares, I see them in a table topper. I tend to forget my embarrasing moments, my sister remembers them for me.

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  100. I made a dress pattern for my little girl an accidentally added a seam allowance on the fold.

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  101. At school my first foray into sewing was hand stitching a cushion to sit of for story time, unfortunately i was sewing on my lap and stitched it to my school uniform. I remember the teacher finding it hilarious, me, not so much!!

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  102. My worst sewing moment happened just recently when I was making a hooded dress for a swap. I cut the hood out wrong with the stretch going up, instead of around the neckline where it was supposed to. Ooops!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  103. going through my box of craft stash and coming across a quilt I was POSITIVE I could do without lessons! .. It has so much specialness to it! Nothing was cut the same size. Nthing was perfectly shaped. The seams weren't in ANY way right!

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  104. My most embarrassing quilting moment occurred last year. I was very enthusiastic and signed up to be part of an online swap. My intentions were good, but my health took a dive and then my aunt got sick and I was called out of town. My swap recipient was extremely understanding, but I learned inadvertently that the swap hosts had given her some compensation gifts because she'd gotten a dud as a swap partner. It makes me feel embarrassed to tell this story, but I did learn a lesson--I can't count on my energy holding out, so from now on I just admire the bees and swaps from the sidelines.

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  105. I once walked around a store with a bra hanging out of my pantleg!

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  106. i'm new to quilting so everything i do at the moment is embarrassing

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  107. Hi there! I would like to win the cotton voile fabric. My most embarassing sewing moment was while ironing a cotton voile (coincidentally) Vogue dress that I am (still) attempting to finish, I almost set it on fire. I burned holes in it, melted some of it....very ugly. CHECK YOUR IRON SETTINGS!!!

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  108. Your granny square blocks are beautiful! The last embarrassing mishap was while paper-piecing a block with lots of pieces. Just when I had it all finished and pieced together, after hours of working on it, I realised I had used the wrong fabric, so that one stem of a flower actually wasn't green, but blue like the background fabric. After a slight mental breakdown I used fabric paint to 'undo' that mistake. It turned out ok, but it's moments like that when I wanna kick my own butt lol!

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  109. I was machine quilting my first quilt and didn't get it basted tight enough. It had a LOT of extra fabric in the middle. My husband talked me into putting more batting in the middle instead of taking all the outside stitches out. The thing was so stiff that you could barely fold it. By then I as to fed up to want to do anything with it.

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  110. Well lets say Math isn't my strongpoint - I tried altering a lone star pattern by adding an extra inch each side. Hubby had to point out to me that my angles all had to equal 360 - mine were way off and of course this occurred while I was sewing it together. That's a bummer about the Kona and Belle Snows :(

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  111. I had just bought a new sewing machine and then attended a mystery quilting class. My block came out too big, and I was too embarassed to say I was getting use to my machine. I never made the quilt.

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  112. I have multiple times sewn pockets closed. multiple times. :o

    Thanks for the funny laughs!

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  113. I don`t really have an embarrassing quilt moment...maybe just awkward when my niece didn`t like the quilt I made her as I was incorrectly told her favourite colour, upon which I based the entire quilt.

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  114. sewing my first dress too small and leaving it hanging in my closet to torture myself every time i looked at it.

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  115. I made a baby quilt for a friend years ago and when she washed it...yep..you guessed it, it came apart at so many seems. I'm still nervous sometimes to give gifts. kerihag at yahoo dot com

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  116. The most embarassing? I guess it's my attempt to sew a bias tape on a round pot holder. But as I'm lazy, my bias tape wasn't a real bias, I just cut my fabric straight and I'm not able to sew it around the pot holder now. I'm really ashamed not to be able to finish a project.

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  117. How funny! I don't usually think of crafty mishaps as being embarrassing. Annoying, yes, but not embarrassing. My latest mishap was making a total failure of a pair of shorts. :}

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  118. I tried making a dress for myself and it was soooOOOO big on the top and way to tight in the middle and it was just so off...it was a learning experience. Thanks for the chance!

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  119. I made a charity quilt, had it quilted and bound and saw that I put one wrong block in it. I asked the girls in my club what I should do. They said let it be, no one will notice if they aren't a quilter. Well you guessed it. The first question I got from the charity people was what the significance of that odd block was? Quilt club helped me make up a story for the wrong block. I was pretty humiliated.

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  120. I sewed a skirt for myself for the first time when I was 15. I had no idea about pattern direction or layout and cut it out so the print on the back of the skirt was upside down. I sewed it up anyway and wore it around the house but it so put me off sewing that I didn't sew again for 20 years.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. I've only been quilting/sewing for a few months, so I don't have any really juicy stories yet. But I do have a cutting fabric story; when I was about 5 years old, I was wearing one of my beautiful Sunday dresses and was super bothered by the tag in the back. I grabbed my mom's pinking shears and tried to cut the tag off while wearing the dress - as you can imagine, I completely tore up the back of the dress with zigzag cuts! I was so devastated, but at least I did it at home and not in public :)

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  122. I'm just a blog stalker so far:) I'm working on the courage to start my first quilt! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  123. My most embarrassing thing with quilting not being able to rotary cut accurately. I am sure it has something to do with not being able to draw a straight line with a ruler. :-)

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  124. My first attempt sewing with knits was an embarrassment ;)

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  125. My first attempt at binding was a disaster- I tried to do it all by machine (following a very clear tutorial) but it was completely uneven and had missed edges and the corners were big wads. Since then I have hand sewn the binding down on the back and tell myself I do it because it the "right way" to do the binding.

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  126. I made a journal cover for a sewing friend for our embroidery groups Secret Santa. I had done the hand embroidery on a piece of hand dyed fabric, it was a bit like Damask fabric. I realised after sewing the embroidery onto it that I had used it inside out so the stringy side was on the outside. Thankfully it still looked alright but I was so embarrassed to take it to my embroidery group Christmas Party.

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  127. The most embarrassing thing I can think of off the top of my head was in grade 4, when Robbie Ward pulled my chair out from under me and I cried for SO LONG!

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  128. my most embarrassing moment was measuring a co-worker for a skirt and she is rather large. as I was bent over, reaching around her bottom to take a measurement, other people walked into the room where we were. Luckily, they all knew I sewed, but gave us a hard time anyway.

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  129. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

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  130. great giveaway, love the fabrics!! hadas_a1@yahoo.com

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  131. No embarrassing sewing moments that I can recall. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  132. My embarrassing (as in I should know better by now!) moments are mostly when I realise I have to unpick something because I've put right to wrong sides... fortunately they happen in private and don't get found out unless I mention it!

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  133. Oh, I love you for keeping it real! I do incredibly dumb things all the time. Just last week I tried on a shirt I'd bought but hadn't removed the tags yet and then decided to wear it, forgot about the tag and wore it around all day hanging down my back. A friend didn't tell me to after school and then it wouldn't tear off easily, so she had to just tuck it in my shirt where you could see it till I got home! haha Normal life for me...

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  134. This is a fun blog entry and a lovely giveaway - thanks! I haven't tried participating in bees yet for this very reason, but my most frustrating moment was when I sewed the binding onto a quilt and then trimmed up the backing but accidentaly cut the corners of the binding off too. Very frustrating!

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  135. I am the most clumsy/awkward person alive so I don't know that I have just one most embarrassing moment!

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  136. I think when I fell UP the stairs on a school trip. It was pretty embarrassing.

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  137. I measured hubby's pants to hem up and marked it with pins while he had them on. Then I cut them off and re-hemmed. Well he went to wear them and they were high water pants.... oops, I forgot to measure the hem amount below the pinned mark. I did figure out a way to sew back on the part I cut off to make them long enough to wear... Now I double check that I've got them the right length before I cut it off. :)

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  138. That would be the visitor that just showed up at my house after I had spent SEVERAL hours sewing non stop...for anything...including showering, etc. sigh. thank you

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  139. Thanks for the giveaway! My sister asked me to make a simple tote for her and bought the fabric and some ribbon to add at the top for tying it closed. I couldn't remember what she wanted me to do with the ribbon, so I added it as a trim around the tote, which turned out horribly. Good news is I made it reversible, so she just always uses it with the trim hidden on the inside. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  140. I just made a dress for a lady for her sisters wedding, I was too big! Luckily the bride changed the colors and I have to make a new dress. And she likes how big it is for an every day around the house dress. (Washi dress pattern).

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  141. Hm...my own embarrassing sewing moments usually involve baby shoes and using the wrong size pieces when trying to piece them together or just failing miserably! I tend not to share those moments :)

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  142. I think all my embarrassments have been in private - like sewing the sleeve of my daughter's pajamas on the inside. (My seam ripper and I are the best of friends)

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  143. Of course there is nothing worse than sewing through your finger (in the nail, out the flesh). Ouch!

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  144. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    too many handmade zippers busting to even count!

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  145. I made some, ahem, too short pajama pants with a too big fly opening for my husband once. They aren't in the house any more!

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  146. umm ya when i made some pjs for my cousin's kids, tied em on...and the tie fell off right away, embarrassing!

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  147. When people say the word 'embarassing' I always go back to the make shift changing area backstage of our highschool auditorium/theater and getting surprised by two really nice guys WHILE changing. It did involve clothes, but I don't recall who sewed what, just all the blushing.

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  148. I made a 50th b'day quilt for a friend that included some applique....I had never tackled something like that and to be honest didn't do a very good job on an appliqued long flower stem. It was embarrassing to me for her to hold it up at her surprise party so all those other expert quilters could see it! :(

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  149. If I remember correctly I was sewing two fabrics together for a gift and sewed a right side to a wrong side...twice ugh!

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  150. I did the same thing as allison except i did it three times before i finally did it right!! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  151. My most embarrasing quilting moment was using the wrong black on some blocks because I was sewing at night with poor lighting.

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