Nobody is perfect. No matter how long you have been doing a hobby, you will have boo boos. Some times in my sewing studio it feels like all I am doing is fixing my own mistakes. Instead of getting upset with yourself, and doing something drastic like throwing your project away, take a break.
The quilt in the picture above was going pretty well until I got to the sashing. It just did not line up properly. Instead of ripping it out, I put it away for a little while. (Two weeks actually) When I went back to it, I had fresh energy and ideas.
I could look at my errors and think clearly on what I wanted to achieve. Mainly not starting over. In order to do that I had to get a little creative.
Now my pieced top was looking better. Instead of concentrating on vertical seams that didn't line up exactly, I had some cute little pops of color that disguised my problem areas.
The center panel really stands out with the addition of the diamonds.
There is a download below showing a few stitches and techniques that I used to disguise my sewing errors. Remember, to get better at sewing and maintain your skills, you will have to practice. This is hard when you look at online sites that only show perfectly finished seams. I promise there is a pile of unfinished projects in most stashes out there due to problems with construction. Go easy on yourself and have fun learning. I hope you have enjoyed this post, pass on what you have learned and share what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work. (even if it is NOT perfect)
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift