Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Today....

...my seam ripper is my best friend. My sewing station has been transferred to the dining room so I can sew while Elise plays (normally I sew only when she is asleep). Apparently adding a 1/4" seam allowance is too complicated for my non-mathematically-inclined brain. I ended up with six squares that were significantly smaller than the rest of the squares. My husband suggested I add a border to the squares to bring them up to size. Great idea! So I did. Did I remember to add the seam allowance to the border? NO! Ugh. My new motto is, "Measure 87 times, cut once."

1 comment:

lindiepindie said...

That is so funny! That happens to me, too. I prefer 1/2" seams on my quilts and so I'll be adding the seam allowance and inevitably make a mistake someplace and have strips that are too narrow. What a great way to waste fabric, eh? I've been there! I hope you took a picture of the quilt!