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Thread: Fallowing directions?

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    Super Member glenda5253's Avatar
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    I'm a directions girl. It might have something to do with the creativity that I am lacking. :oops:

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    Guess I'm not the only visual person. I like patterns with lots of pictures and few words to follow.

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    I thought you followed directions "if all else fails"

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    Quote Originally Posted by skothing
    Am I the only one who trys to do a block without fallowing directions? Just finished my BOM 4th block to find it easier if I fallowed the directions. :oops:
    I cut my own patterns so they don't come with directions!

    I do pay attention to hints about the best way to do stuff. Very helpful, at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    If all else fails...read the directions!


    But ONLY if every other avenue has been a bust!

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    LOL!!! This thread is so funny! I have never been one to follow directions and my husband calls me on it all the time. :roll: I like to play with stuff and get the 'aha' moment when I discover something. Drives him crazy. BUT....when I started quilting, I couldn't figure out anything so I sent myself to the corner to read the instructions. :cry: 'Bout kills me to do it, but I don't have the eye or experience some of you picture readers do......but someday.....I'll make a quilt without instructions!!! :lol:

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    I follow the pictures but even when I read the directions, I get lost and end up doing something different. Sometimes it is a good thing but most of the time, well you know LOL.

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    And I thought only men didn't read the directions. I like pictures of every step. Some of the written directions are so hard to understand. There is a National teacher, quilt pattern person that does classes at my LQS. She had everyone so confused on the 1st night of the class I didn't go back. I'm a math person so I understood her "shortcuts" but the others could not follow the directions. They should have read over the directions or looked at the pictures before class to have a basic understanding. I have found errors in patterns so I always check the math to make sure it "adds up". Mags. can have miss prints so always check for corrections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    If I buy a book or pattern, it's because I want to learn how to do something. If I can figure it out on my own, why buy the pattern? So yes, I read it, every word, and if there's a new technique that I haven't tried, then I try it, at least for that item. How can you learn new things otherwise? Often the designer has tried various methods for making something and has settled on what works best. I want to profit from her research, and her mistakes.
    I also read the instructions before starting a project in case there is a special hint that I didn't know about, first.

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