Thursday, May 5, 2011

We are all acquainted with Mr. Murphy

This is the fabric Lauren choose for her going to college quilt,
It is Sugar and Spice by the quilted fish it is a Riley Blakefabric.   We switched the big flowers to

 This one and the stripe to
This one.

Now to decide on a pattern and hope we have the right amount of fabric.  
I saw this and thought it fit me.  I am well acquainted with Mr. Murphy.

 Murphy's Law of Sewing
Fusible interfacings always fuse to the iron.

If you need six matching buttons, you will find five in your button box.

The seam you meant to rip out is invariably the other one.

When you are in a hurry, the needle eye is always too small.

The fabric you forgot to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.

The pattern you wanted to make again will have one key piece missing.

If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins with the cover off.

Whenever the construction process is going well, the bobbin thread runs out.

The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.

The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.

Your lost needle will be found by the person walking around barefoot.

Collar points don't match and you've trimmed all the seams.

The iron never scorches the garment until its final pressing.

The steam iron only burps rusty water on light silk fabric.

The sewing machine light usually burns out on Sunday.

Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.

Gathering threads always break in the middle.

Just when you really get a pace going and are cranking out, the phone will ring with an emergency.

When you rip out a mistake, you do the same mistake again.

The fabric that perfectly matches the quilt you're working on is the one that you used up two quilts ago.

There's always at least two pieces of that light fabric with the very vague print that has been sewn wrong side up.


  1. Love the fabric and Murphy's law. Isn't it the truth?

  2. I love this line! My sister sent me FQ of the whole line last month. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  3. Lovely fabric.
    Murphy's sewing law is hystarical. Mind you true.