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Thread: What is the best tip you ever got?

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    Was there ever a quilting tip you got from somewhere that gave you an "ah ha!" moment?

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    The best one I ever got was to use small binder clips to hold my binding while hand stitching it down. They work better for me because they don't catch the thread like pins will, and I am hopelessly uncoordinated. I use about 8-10 and remove them as I go. Before I remove the last one, I replace the others on the next stretch. I just clip the 'offies' to the quilt so I don't have to chase them, and I don't get stuck with pins. (Fold the silver 'legs' down over the quilt.)

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    To starch.

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    No quilt police. I thought everything had to perfect and could never achieve that....so now I do my best and enjoy the process....even binding!

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    Take a deep breath and get on with it, whatever "it" is!

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    Make sure you sew an accurate 1/4 inch seam.

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    To take my time!!!! No reason to be in a hurry because that is when most mistakes happen.

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    Measure twice,cut once.

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    Starch :D:D:D The 2nd best? Is to never forget to relax and have fun :wink:

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    Just throw it away and start again!!!

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    Buy the best quilting tools you can afford and don't make do because it's just your hobby.

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