Monday, February 21, 2011

Sewing pet peeves! before I talk about a few of my many sewing pet peeves, I wanted to show my 100 block's I squared up sitting in front of the T.V.  while my husband and oldest boy watched some basketball

I love that look.. a beautiful stack of completely squared up blocks, all ready to be put together to create a design!  I used my prototype ruler for this and it worked out great.  I do need to add a grid on the outer edge of the ruler for squaring up though.

Now for my sewing pet peeves!

I have been doing these a lot lately to the point I thought it would be a good thing to blog about.  Because I know we all have our sewing pet peeves!

I have many but wanted to share 3 in particular with you today:

Pet Peeve #1:
 ..many times, more than I want to admit, I break my needle.  My sewing machines have button's on the front right that I accidentally push once in a while...well that changes the stitch...usually a zigzag stitch, which will reposition my needle to the left or right...well when I start sewing again my needle go's right down on the part of my foot that does not allow my needle to go into and eeek!!! Another broken needle!

Pet Peeve #2 you can see in the picture I will sew the wrong side of the fabric...pick!

Pet Peeve #3
 ..that is an empty core of a pre-wound I know we all do this, I am sewing along all happy and carefree when I have discovered  by accident that I have ran out of bobbin thread and when?  Well way back...back...back..about 20 minutes ago or longer!  That is really annoying!!!
What's your sewing pet peeve or pet peeves?  



Kathy Schwartz said...

Directional prints on fabrics are my undoing!! Doesn't matter how much I pin and plan I still end up sewing something wrong and have to pick it apart.

Andie Johnson said...

Bobbin running out- #1 for me. I did a whole blog post on this alone. #2 - quilt math. Nothing about it in particular, I just loathe math.

Helen said...

#1 Cutting quilt pieces too small, uhg, because I can't fix it, I have to cut another one and waste good fabric.
#2 Ironing fusible web on the right side of the fabric or ironing on fusible web that the paper has come off and all the gooo ends up on my iron, or ironing a cut piece of fabric with fusible web on the pack to my ironing board (I have done all of these more than once).
#3 Bobbin thread running out, of course.
#4 Unpicking!!!
Even with all these pet peeves I still love to sew and quilt and thoroughly enjoy the process.

Laura said...

One of my pet peeves is fusing to the right (wrong) size of the fabric because I'm not paying attention. Another is doing a bunch of free-motion quilting, then turning it over and seeing that the bobbin thread is all a mess.

Cascade Quilts said...

the bobbin running out is my #1! I wish machine's had bobbin on a spool!