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Old 04-24-2013, 04:34 PM
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I've learned some pretty cool ideas since I started to read this board...what is the most unique thing you've discovered.... for me it was the difference between ironing and pressing OR maybe using a cookie tray to smooth out the quilt backing (I don't have the recommended boards, but the cookie sheet worked pretty well, especially with the Elmers glue method and polyester batting) OR I don't have to "speed sew", I can go as slowly as I want because there is no such thing as the "Quilting Police"
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:53 PM
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:03 PM
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that it is impossible to learn all there is to know about quilting. what a wonderful source this board is.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:09 PM
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The only person I need to please is myself. There is no right or wrong way.

All that matters is that I am enjoying myself.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:11 PM
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That I can take 1 technique from 1 teacher, another from you-tube & another from this board and make a beautiful wall quilt!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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There have been so many tips and good ideas on here that I can't think of one that was better than others.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Elise1 View Post
The only person I need to please is myself. There is no right or wrong way.

All that matters is that I am enjoying myself.
Amen to that!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:54 PM
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This quilting board helps with all those problems etc not put into books. Quilters give freely their advice and you can take it or leave it as we are all aware that no one way is correct. It is the way you feel happy doing.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:37 AM
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The most unique thing I have learned is basting with Elmer's school glue. And that is not glue, but a very thick starch. The Elmer's school glue stick has also become my new favorite quilting/sewing tool that I can't be without.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:27 AM
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Not a technique, but the most surprizing thing I've discovered is there are so many quilts I want to make. I'm retired and a life long sewer, but only have been quilting 3 years. When I started, I had 4 quilts planned. Figured I'd make them then go on to another hobby, but looking at all the quilts everyone else has made has made my bucket list really grow. If I'm still quilting at 100, I still won't be done.
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