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Today’s episode is all about quilty tips that will allow all of us to enjoy our hobby just a little bit more!
When does a WIP become a UFO? The minute the project gets put away and out of sight. As long as I can still see the mound of fabric, it is still a WIP. Needless to say, every surface in my sewing room is covered with “mounds.”
I press my seams open. Takes more pinning, but I get more accurate piecing that way.
Take care of yourself. Keep us posted.
Oh goody, I love class participation! When does a WIP become a UFO – when you FORGET about the quilt. I just went through all my quilty stuff to make a list of everything that’s been started, I found many I had forgotten about! Duh! I will press seams open if seams will be too bulky if pressed to the side. I’m with you though – I just did a quilt where I pressed open and had a hard time matching seams! I must be missing something!
When Cindy Blackburg suggested keeping fabric and notions for a project together in a basket, I think she considers “notions” to be consumables, such as thread, lace, rick-rack etc. Cutters and rulers would be considered tools and would probably not be included for the reasons you gave. I’ve been doing this for several years now and find it really helps, especially when a project doesn’t get finished for a long time.
I was diagnosed with RA several months ago after having symptoms for over a year. My heart goes out to you, having to deal with this while raising two little ones.
Thank you for your very enjoyable podcast. Keep your spirits up!
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I love your show and I can’t wait until you post another one! I have been a faithful listener for a few months now. I am going through your old shows so I can learn some more and better understand how you got where you are today.
Don’t change your format – your rambling is wonderful! And you tell those listeners that don’t want to here about your family to shove it; because our kids and our families make us who we are. Plus, I believe it is refected in our projects.
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A project is WIP when it is layed out on the floor, table, design wall or at the sewing machine.
A project is a UFO when you hate the sight of it and made a mistake or cut it with the scissors or missed a step or hate it, hate it, or you are cussing under your breath at it. Does that sound about right?
A finished quilt is when you have the binding on and you actually sew on a lable. Does that sound proud? I love lables. I draw my own lables and love that part. Does that make me special?
Love your podcast and I do not care if someone says you ramble because I do it all the time. I finally found you again and caught up to the latest podcast.
You just keep doing what you do best.
I just discovered your podcast – I can only download episodes 12-22 and 36-38 in iTunes – are the rest of the episodes available anywhere? The links on your blog for those episodes don’t work.