Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Confidence level is moving up!!!!

  1. #1
    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    946
    Blog Entries
    2

    Confidence level is moving up!!!!

    A while back i posted that I had bought fabric and was afraid to cut it for fear that I would "ruin" it. That being said Friday I went to Holmes County in Ohio and bought some gorgeous material that I knew would make a beautiful table runner. Again spent more than I normally do for fabric but I just fell in love with it. Well I could hardly wait to cut it - haha! Made the table runner top last night and can hardly wait to get in my "girl cave" and work on more with it. I am seeing a couple of placemats made out it also! Before I would use my ugly stuff to make a pattern first but not now!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Kansas City area USA
    Posts
    445
    if I am trying a pattern for the first time, I always use my ugly fabric to make a few sample blocks......have found cutting errors on ''free'' patterns off the internet and also in a $15.00 pattern from my LQS that would have ruined my ''good fabric''. better to be safe than sorry....IMO!

  3. #3
    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    946
    Blog Entries
    2
    i so agree with you jodimarie! that is why i tend to use my scrappy stuff first! fabric is so expensive these days. right now i am going through my stash of homespun that i have picked up here and there to make a rag quilt and i need 288 squares and by going through my stash i was able to come up with about 170 - with what i picked up friday i should be able to reach 200.

  4. #4
    Super Member rusty quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ft. Gratiot, MI
    Posts
    1,659
    Blog Entries
    1
    My new game is to use my "Christmas Fabric". If it works, I have a gift to give--if it doesn't I am good with that because I am not really a fan of quilts that are only used 1 month a year.

  5. #5
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,483
    Blog Entries
    10
    Glad you jumped in and cut the good stuff The feeling you get when something is finished a wonderful thing
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

  6. #6
    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    3,323
    Glad you're getting braver!
    Heather

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.