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    Super Member ranger's Avatar
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    ...from making certain kinds of quilt patterns? I shy away from patterns that have a lot of white/light background. I think it has to do with the actual quilting. I'm nervous about finding a design to fill in the light background and that any quilting 'boo-boos' will show up too much. So I'm hesitant to attempt a pattern if it has a lot of light background, even if the light areas are what makes the pattern look so lovely.


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    For me it's anything that has an overabundance of points and seams to match up. Simple works well for me and the "basic" type patterns are so versatile too.

    Also the simpler patterns can be done so much faster. I like to see rapid progress on projects.

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    Drunksrd's Path is the one I avoid. I hate having to sew the curved seam, and the other ways people have come up with don't appeal to me either.

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    I stay away from diamond shapes. I did a quilt that was a whole bunch of diamonds, all sewn by hand because the points just would not line up by machine no matter how careful I tried to be.

    I haven't done a diamond since then.

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    I don't like large empty spaces either, cause my quilting isn't that great.
    I don't do curves, paper piecing, applique, embroidery, or Y seams.
    There are still lots of quilts to make without all that stuff. I do like stars and dont have a problem with points anymore since I make my blocks oversize and square up.

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    I shy away from curves. Still not sure enough of myself to attempt them.

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    So far, I've shied away from curves and anything requiring hand sewing. I paid good money for my machines and want to use them.

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    I don't like things with little pieces!

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    I'll try anything, I like a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azam
    I'll try anything, I like a challenge.
    Ditto! I'll try anything.............. at least once! Curves aren't that bad, you just need to take your time and they turn out fine. I took a sampler class and near the end we did curves. I hated them at first but once I got the hang of it the were ok. I'll post a pic of my sampler soon........

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    As beautiful as the Drunkard's path is, I am not good at doing curves... so that is the one type of pattern I shy away from. Maybe some day I will conquer my fear, but til that day, i stay away!

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    I am totally afraid of set in seams. That's about it. I am sure someday I will have to learn it because I would love to make a tumbling blocks quilt.

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    Pretty much all of the above. But especially lots of little pieces and set in seams. I'm also not too good at points but don't avoid even. Sometimes I have a few points that get cut off but haven't heard the quilt police pounding on my door! LOL :lol:

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    Curved pieces, some Y seams, patterns with 1,000,000 2 inch half square triangles :roll: 8)

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    Applique and paper piecing they Scare me! :(
    Anything else is fine, love lots of pieces and love curves!

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    I shy away from Applique, curves and set in seams. I would love to try a Drunkard path someday, I just feel I need to "get better" first. Have shied away from diamonds and large areas of the white or whatever that needs special quilting cause that is a weak point for me. I also never use true solids, just don't like using them. I love to make quilts with lots of different fabrics so small peices or half-square triangles are welcome!!

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    i stay away from anything that requires all hand stitching. i just don't have that kinda time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    I shy away from patterns that have a lot of white/light background. ranger
    if you like a pattern, just choose your own palette of fabrics and use a dark background ... or one with a busy print with companion fabs that look more-or-less solid.

    Quilt Police and Color Police ... BEGONE!!! we don't need no stinkin' rules 'round here. :wink: :lol:

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    Never!!! why let fear and common sense stand in your way.. without challenges, you don't grow.. and heck.. you might find out you're good at what you were afraid of.

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    Tippy I like your advice but those curves scare me. Maybe I should just get some old fabric and try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    Never!!! why let fear and common sense stand in your way.. without challenges, you don't grow.. and heck.. you might find out you're good at what you were afraid of.

    Tippy, you are defiantly one of a kind! :wink:

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    anything with Applique.. i am just not good at it.. I have tried and its probably that I just don't have all the patience but I swear Applique hates me.

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    I shy away from anything that has curves in it. I have been a quilter since 1992 and I am still scared of Drunkard's Path, and Double Wedding Ring, things like that...........

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