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March 5, 2014

Cat Bullet


Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 10:43 am

Here is a statistics problem for you…

Assume that you are working on a quilt project with Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green and White fabrics. Also assume that there are pins involved.

What are the chances that, upon scratching your finger with a pin, you will bleed on any of the darker colored fabrics OR on any of the squares that are easily pieced??

The answer is, as I proved yesterday: Absolutely zero.

GAAAAHHH!!! I felt the pin scratch and I did check my finger and it didn’t seem to be bleeding. The next thing I know, there is a red spot, smack dab in the middle of a white piece in a Clue 5 block. The hardest block in the whole quilt. I ran it upstairs and tried to gently wash it, but it looks a little dingey now. I’ll have to wait and see how it looks after it is starched and pressed, I guess. But I’m not holding out much hope.

And I’m really really really really REALLY trying hard not to think too much about what will happen when I wash the whole quilt…

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  1. LOL! Try cutting mats for pictures with a paper cut!

    Can’t even be washed!

    Comment by Mom — March 5, 2014 @ 9:08 pm
  2. Oooh, ouch!

    I got a paper cut from a file folder once. It took forever to heal!

    Comment by Cathy R — March 6, 2014 @ 10:06 am
  3. I know this is late, but hydrogen peroxide and a q-tip are your friends. They are a very successful pair at getting out blood. Wet q-tip in H2O2. Brush gently over blood. You will see it fizz. Repeat until blood stain no longer visible. Rinse by running a small stream of water through that spot and letting it dry. Iron. Back in business.

    Comment by Deanna — April 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am
  4. Oh, and when you wash the whole quilt use SHOUT COLOR CATCHERS. They are wonderful. Not cheap, but much cheaper than all the fabric in your quilt.

    Comment by Deanna — April 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am
  5. Thank you, Deanna! These are both helpful tips. I’ve got my box of color catchers all ready to go for the first wash.

    Comment by Cat — April 10, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

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