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Thread: What Quilting Rules Do You Break?

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    a regular here MegsAnn's Avatar
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    What quilting rules do you break?

    I cut all kinds of things with my fabric scissors, including cardboard and paper. I seldom take breaks. I never put my location on quilt labels.

    How about you?

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    All of them. Or, so it seems.

    I frequently use calculated naiveté. Cut with scissors and don't measure. I like the old school imperfection (even when I have to make it happen). :0D

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    All of them. I'm a rebel. LOL!

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    I don't really follow rules either. I'm not afraid to put my own twist on things and make it mine.

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    I break lots of them. The biggest one I break is not sewing my blocks into rows. I break color rules too.

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    I almost never wash fabric first. It just bothers me to put the pretty fabric in the washing machine :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21
    I almost never wash fabric first. It just bothers me to put the pretty fabric in the washing machine :)
    I don't either, unless it is flannel!

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    What rules??

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.E.H.
    What rules??
    rules were meant to be brocken

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    HUHHHHH there are rules!!!! I had no idea :) I must have broken them all!

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    All of them :thumbup: Because I can :wink:

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    Wow, who knew there were any rules.
    My excuse is I live in Australia, and we den't like rules much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Wow, who knew there were any rules.
    My excuse is I live in Australia, and we den't like rules much.
    Neither do we Irish. Rules are only there to be ignored or got round!

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    I don't prewash and I use a dull cutter sometimes, on some things, like curved piecing I don't use a 1/4" seam allowance.

    But, my stuff turns out good enough for me.

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    Are there rules for this ??? :)

    Can call it art and get away with all sorts of stuff !!! ;)

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    Where is this darn list of rules so that I can follow them!!!. Rules I make my own as I go along.

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    Rules? I was supposed to follow some rules? Oh well.

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    Rules? Isn't that the thing you measure 12 inches with? Oh I use that all the time! LOL

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    I quilt with my shoes off. I constantly hear quilters warn about using the rotary cutter or ironing sans footwear, but I can't wear shoes!

    I used to cut with the rotary blade towards me (easier to control). I was doing a demo in a guild class... almost gave 10 ladies heart attacks with 1 cut. I've since gotten out of that habit but purely because it's easier now to cut the "right" way.

    I also sometimes iron my blocks instead of pressing... gasp!

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    Are there rules?? :D

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    a regular here MegsAnn's Avatar
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    Oooh yeah I iron too. (Gasp!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpoohbearie
    HUHHHHH there are rules!!!! I had no idea :) I must have broken them all!
    Me too! It's not a rule until you break it....isn't that a rule????

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    There are RULES??? wow, i never knew :)
    can i be breaking them all with out even knowing? probably:)

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    There are no rules only suggestions. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21
    I almost never wash fabric first. It just bothers me to put the pretty fabric in the washing machine :)
    I don't either, unless it is flannel!
    Same here, I never wash fabric unless it's flannel, or unless it's for a Board swap!

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