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Thread: School subjects that aid a quilter

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    School subjects that aid a quilter

    When you were in school did you take a course in something not knowing what on earth you'd use it for, but found out later that it aided you in quilting?

    One such subject I can think of is Geometry. At the time I didn't have a clue as to what I could do with that knowledge, but since taking up quilting, I found I had a fairly good understanding of angles and measurements, thanks to the geometry class I had in school.

    Are there any other classes you can think of that helped you personally in quilting?
    Pat H
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    Definitely the math classes! Figuring out how much binding to make, or how many blocks I'll need, or whether I have enough fabric for a border, I thank Mr. Evoy every time!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Yep, geometry for me, too. I struggled then and I still do!

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    Reading, math, art....

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    Believe it or not, for me, along with geometry, it has been creative writing! I use lessons from those classes often when I design patterns and look for ways to write instructions that are clear, concise, easy.

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    Drafting........

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    geometry.....Did not like it one bit. So I married a math teacher. Yep, he teaches geometry. LOL!
    Happy Quilting.

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    Home Economics (dating myself), Art Class, geometry and regular math, along with my dad, the carpenter and measuring wood for him to cut and many his tools that I use in my quilting.
    Busy in Ohio

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    using a ratio ruler when sizing photos for publication...real old-school!
    "perfection is the enemy of done."
    "the secret to having it all is knowing you already do."

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    Math and Art were always my favorite classes. So thankful now!
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