Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Learning the difference -

  1. #1
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    22,230

    Learning the difference -

    Sometimes I think experience is the most effective way of learning the difference between

    - "good" fabric and "not suitable for quilting" fabric

    - when a sewing machine is working well and when it is not - and how to tell if it's something that one can adjust oneself, when it needs to be repaired by a professional - or if the machine is not worth bothering with

    - what equipment/tools are "necessary" and which were "a good idea at the time of purchase"

    - when someone is being snobbish/elitist/showing off with their comments/suggestions and when they are trying to be truly helpful (remember Marie Antoinette and her "let them eat cake!" comment?)

    - well written instructions/directions and poorly written instructions (or to discern if the mistake is in the directions/pattern or if one misread the directions)


    If only I would have known then what I know now - - -

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    22,230
    But then I would have missed the learning curve!

    Anyone else?

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,177
    I guess we all have to learn everything from experience. I remember 100 years ago, when I was a child, I thought I knew how so many things worked and how I didn't listen to advice. Goodness, I remembered when I was first married and I still thought I knew everything and refused to listen to older, more experienced people.

    And, now it's happening in reverse. I try to tell (or to suggest) the easier or more way to do something to someone younger and get the cranky "I know what I'm doing" response... or the remark I got that I really 'appreciated',.. You don't know what you're talking about!" Ahh, youth! They have to find out for themselves... the hard way... like I did!

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    1,717
    And sometimes the “new” method is much better !

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Minnesota
    Posts
    1,109
    Learn from the school of hard knocks.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    69
    What's important in life and what isn't.

  7. #7
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    22,230
    Quote Originally Posted by SallyS View Post
    What's important in life and what isn't.
    Sometimes it is a "minor" thing that sticks in my craw more than a "major crisis" - not always logical or reasonable - but there it is for me.

  8. #8
    Super Member willferg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern California, Sonoma Co.
    Posts
    2,766
    The first several times I tried sewing, I tried to make something hard like a silk shirt and when it didn't turn out right, I threw in the towel. It took me until I had children to find the patience to do something, do it wrong, keep trying, and learn from my mistakes. I sure wasn't like that when I was younger.
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


    http://quiltingquick.weebly.com/blog.html

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.