Cutting Convulsions Disorder (CCD) occurs when you are mentally aware of the cutting dimensions that you need to use but your hands don’t follow through. It often occurs with complex measurements involving 16th of an inch but can happen at any time a rotary cutting device is put to fabric. Side effects include frantic searches on the internet to purchase more fabric, explosion of the volume in scrap bins, sudden profanity and feelings of idiocy.
There is no cure and no prevention although over-confidence is a risk factor.
I had a bad case of it a couple of weeks ago.
I sew with my quilt club once a month and the projects I work on there are projects that I only work on there. I have 2 projects underway now and one of them is a pattern called Snaps from this book. Simple blocks, right?
I cut them all out at one of the sewing weekends and started sewing them together weekend before last.
Apparently I had a case of CCD when I was cutting these and, of course, I cut 4 layers at a time. The 2 little pieces are supposed to be the same size.
Oops! I cut 3 sets with the big piece 1/4” too narrow. 16 blocks cut wrong and they are the simplest pieces to cut for any quilt. I wasn’t even drinking but I might have been talking too much.
Yesterday I had 15 minutes before meeting my cousin for lunch so I got out the leftover fabric (fortunately it was still in the basket) and cut 16 new blocks.
It seems that I had a LOT of leftover fabric. I feel a new giveaway week coming on!