I've made one and I just love it. If I can do it, anyone can. I took a one day class and I don't remember if the pattern says to make a "cheat sheet" with a tiny piece of fabric numbered 1 - 17 or whatever it calls for, but teacher said to do it. I would have been lost without this. Hope this makes sense. Maybe somebody else can say it better. Oh, yes. Like someone else said....Stay Organized; keep your strips organized.