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Slow slow or run and go??

Old 09-05-2013, 12:58 PM
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Default Slow slow or run and go??

Hello everyone, I love a debate so here goes!

Do you prefer a slow pot roast of a project and get the seams millimetre perfect??

Or do you prefer the 'sew on the go' approach and don't mind if they are a bit off because "I like the design so that's what I am sticking too and perfection 'aint my bag"??
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:02 PM
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Either but there is less frustration to be accurate and the pieces fit.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:11 PM
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I prefer to take my time to keep things accurate and have less frustration later on when making rows or putting rows together.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:14 PM
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I'm a sew and go girl...i'd like everything to be perfect but thats not how i get too frustrated. Nits mote fun to just roll with my chopped off points. Bet i'm in the minotity!
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:19 PM
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I prefer to go slowly and enjoy the process. It's the same, with choosing fabrics.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:20 PM
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Measure three times. Cut once.

Match edges. Match intersections. Sew. Strive for that perfect quarter-inch seam.

With that said, if I have to fudge a bit to get things to fit together "perfectly" so be it!

Strive for that perfect quarter-inch seam UNLESS points will be cut off!
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:21 PM
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I find myself getting frustrated when pieces don't fit together, so much so that I will put a project away or procrastinate in finishing it. But I also don't like spending lots of time getting seams and points just so. So I guess I'm in the middle of that continuum.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:33 PM
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I try my best to cut and sew accurately but I don't fret too much.
Like Neesie said, I enjoy the process.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:38 PM
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Im am slow.... take my time, do it right the first time, Then every thing else just falls into place.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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I like both, at the moment I am striving for perfection, unpicking if I am not happy etc etc. But when I finish this project, I am going to make a string quilt or rag quilt (or something equally simple) and just go for it.

I love being able to just sit and sew flat out without stressing too much, but I also enjoy getting things as near perfect as I can.
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