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    Worst Advice...

    I was thinking we hear lots of advice from teacher, friends etc..regarding quilting. When I first started I watched a tutorial on the internet that said never iron seams or pieces. I tried that once...never again. Yes you can make a quilt...but it does not look as nice. It really makes a huge difference to take the time and iron the seams. What poor advice have you heard and tried?

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    I honestly can not think of any!

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    Ive been told i cant do that, then went and did that.

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    I was told you had to wash your fabric first. I did once and it was an awful mess to iron. I have never washed my fabric since and it's been perfect! I don't need to wash my fabric!! Maybe she does, but I don't.
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    Often, people say you should not iron but should press. If you iron, you run the risk of stretching the fabric. If you just press, you get nice seams.

    The only advice I dislike is the "you must" because we all do some things differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    I was thinking we hear lots of advice from teacher, friends etc..regarding quilting. When I first started I watched a tutorial on the internet that said never iron seams or pieces. I tried that once...never again. Yes you can make a quilt...but it does not look as nice. It really makes a huge difference to take the time and iron the seams. What poor advice have you heard and tried?
    That's pretty bad advise all right! I also think cutting with scissors is bad advice too.
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    Worst advice (and ignored) you don't need to buy any more fabric
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I was told you had to wash your fabric first. I did once and it was an awful mess to iron. I have never washed my fabric since and it's been perfect! I don't need to wash my fabric!! Maybe she does, but I don't.
    Same happened to me......haven't washed first since. The other advice I got when I first started quilting years ago was to rip the fabric..........never did try it. I used scissors till the rotary came along.
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    I was told I could use yarn to tie a quilt. I tied one with yarn and the poly batting pulled up with the yarn..That was before I learned to use only cotton and then I learned to hand quilt and machine quilt. No more tying for me.

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    Worst advice is that it MUST be done a certain way..I quilt for family, friends and fun...and as Sinatra says..I did it MY way!!

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