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Thread: Possible Silly Question

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    If you have a Bernina, I highly recommend the #57 foot with a guide on it. It's dreamy. And when you need to pin certain junctions, do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littledentist View Post
    If you have a Bernina, I highly recommend the #57 foot with a guide on it. It's dreamy. And when you need to pin certain junctions, do it.
    But I suggest NOT changing anything midway through a project. :-) I had taped a seam guide to the bed of the machine, then I bought a foot with one attached, and there was a difference between the two.. So I am saving the foot for my next project.

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    I had to learn to Press not Iron. I ruined several quilt squares this way. Even if you cut perfectly(NOT ME) sew perfectly(STILL NOT ME) you can stretch or mess up your shape when you iron. Lesson learned. I didn't use to press or iron at all but it made a difference in a warm wishes quilt i tested it on. Then i ruined my first diamond star block. Hopefully I will do better. I learn so much here with so many great people teaching!!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindypierce View Post
    I had to learn to Press not Iron. I ruined several quilt squares this way. Even if you cut perfectly(NOT ME) sew perfectly(STILL NOT ME) you can stretch or mess up your shape when you iron. Lesson learned. I didn't use to press or iron at all but it made a difference in a warm wishes quilt i tested it on. Then i ruined my first diamond star block. Hopefully I will do better. I learn so much here with so many great people teaching!!!
    It is definitely a learning process. I am totally self taught, so I have made every mistake that can be made. But I heave 17 grandkids to give quilts to, and I see improvements with each one that I do.

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    i use my cutting mat , and iuse it for all my cutting ,just like the comments above , it is what you are comfortable with and use it to measure everything !

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    I have found there is no "perfect " every time. But it helps to use the same ruler and mat to cut every piece for a project. Some rulers are off a wee bit and we all know a wee bit on xxx number of pieces is a lot. Also the seam lines are just as important in getting things squared up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narnianquilter View Post
    A lot of patience, and when I ran out of that my husband bought me the accuquilt go! Besides that, a rotary cutter, mat and the same ruler for everything went a long way!
    My husband did the same thing! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I only use the marking on the cutting mat for general cutting or to line up the crease. I try and use the same ruler for the entire project. Different brands of rulers can be off just a bit.
    Me too! I agree!!!!!!!!!!!

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