Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quilting Wishes

When I was learning how to do patchwork and quilting, I didn't listen.  I was an experienced sewer - how hard could it be?  If only I had listened and taken notice, I would have saved myself hours of unpicking and not wasted so much of my time and precious fabric.

So here are the Rules I wished that I had followed:

Rule 1: Make sure you are sewing an accurate 1/4" seam. 

Rule 2: Make sure your fabric is straight before you cut it.

Rule 3: Make sure you cut accurately.

Rule 4: Press your seams flat with no tucks.

Rule 5: Press after every seam.  Yes, it's a pain to have to get up each time, but you will be pleased with the results.

Rule 6: You are pressing, not IRONING.

Rule 7: There is no such thing as the quilt police - it is your quilt.

These are the things I stress to my beginners when teaching the Sampler Class.  I often have to smile when I listen to myself talking and hope that they take more notice than I did when I was starting my journey.

Till next time,

(kindly typed up and posted by Tasha!)

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