This morning I ran across Quilting Jetgirl’s list of 10 quilty little secrets. She linked back to Amy at 13spools.com, who started the notion.
What ten secrets do I have about my quilting? Nothing I’m ashamed of, I can assure you! So I don’t mind sharing.
- Like Amy and Yvonne, I sew over pins. ALL the time. As long as I’ve sewed, I may have broken one needle. But I also use very thin pins, and I’m extremely careful to remove basting pins at the long-arm. And I’m good about changing needles regularly.
- I don’t believe in “setting seams.” Truly, I can’t figure out what we’re supposedly setting. Sure, you can get a seam to press open better by pressing it flat first. But is that because you are “setting the seam?” I don’t think so. I think it’s because you flattened the fabrics around the threads, and because you’ve warmed up the fabrics and thread to make them more pliable.
- I’m glad for the Modern Quilt movement. It’s brought a lot of new quilters into the world. But I don’t agree there is anything “modern” about it other than style. A kiss is still a kiss, and a quilt is still a quilt.
- I get a kick out of having perfect points.
- And I get a kick out of having my work sized correctly.
- AND I’m not a perfectionist. But I am a pretty-goodist. For me it’s more fun to create when not struggling with size issues.
- I’ve rarely bought fabric on-line. I like to feel it and to see the crispness of the print.
- I’ve only bought fat quarter bundles a couple of times.
- I don’t care who the designer is. The DESIGN is what’s important, not the name behind it.
- I am unceasingly grateful to my blog readers, and in particular to those who take a moment to comment. We are connected, and the power of our connection shines when we support each other in our creativity.
Do you have quilty secrets? I’d love to hear them.