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    What is the most important thing (tip or lesson) you've learned from this "Bunch of Sew & Sews"? I'm talking about quilting here, not the friendship, generosity and admiration we all give and get from each other.

    Mine is to Starch, starch, starch!

    Enjoy your day!

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    Take into consideration what others suggest. Try it. One might like it.

    Then do what works for you.

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    Took a long time, but......
    HAVE A GOOD TIME and don't take yourself so seriously.
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    I didn't learn it here but I learned a long, long time ago that it's only fabric, nobody dies.

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    Lighten my foot on the presser foot, sew slower and enjoy it more.
    Seam, starch, press, square, seam, press, square.
    Move my finger out of the path of the rotary cutter.
    Ask and there shall be an answer.

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    We all do things that are in the "I can't believe I actually did that" category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    We all do things that are in the "I can't believe I actually did that" category.
    or "I can't believe I've never though of that!"

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    There are no mistakes only things that make each quilt unique. Each quilt has it's own personality, and no quilt is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    What is the most important thing (tip or lesson) you've learned from this "Bunch of Sew & Sews"? I'm talking about quilting here, not the friendship, generosity and admiration we all give and get from each other.

    Mine is to Starch, starch, starch!

    Enjoy your day!
    mine would have to be, walk away from a project,,,and then come back,, it will appear different to me,,,

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    remember to measure twice and cut once!

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    just be creative and not hard on yourself, we all learn by our mistakes and sometimes they are happy mistakes

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    Starch Heavily
    Spray Basting
    Trying to be perfect spoils the fun

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    505, I don't have to baste, or pin.

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    Try water soluble thread to baste a quilt. Haven't tried it yet but it sounds like a great idea. I need to buy some of that thread :thumbup:

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    Finished is better than perfect.

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    It's always better to laugh at your mistakes than get stressed about them. This is supposed to be FUN

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    I think mine would be to not rush in... have patience and plan well, taking your time means hopefully that you do not have to repeat the same steps over.

    Gal

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    Read the instructions

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    Everyone uses thier ripper :)

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    I learned to use the 1/4in seam and mark my machine with masking tape so I get the same 1/4in seam everytime. Also to be patient if I'm getting aggravated to get up and walk away. Oh and that my seam ripper is my best friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    What is the most important thing (tip or lesson) you've learned from this "Bunch of Sew & Sews"? I'm talking about quilting here, not the friendship, generosity and admiration we all give and get from each other.

    Mine is to Starch, starch, starch!

    Enjoy your day!
    I wanted to know about actual quilting techniques like using 505 or for me learning to paper piece with freezer paper. There are probably a lot that I don't know about!

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    I learned that if I start making too many mistakes it's time to STOP. The more I try to sew the more mistakes I will continue to make. So I stop and then come back later and start again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia
    I learned that if I start making too many mistakes it's time to STOP. The more I try to sew the more mistakes I will continue to make. So I stop and then come back later and start again.
    Or maybe switch to a different project for awhile.

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    So many times I see a beautiful quilt and I think, I want one just like that! What I come to realize is that I can have one just like that but I put my own unique spin on it!

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    All you have to do is ask. There's absolutely no dumb question.

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