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!)