"Hi Paula very few people can do a perfect 1/4 inch seam every time. The foot does help, but u don't have to have one.
I used the edge of my regular sewing foot as the guide. As long as you keep your seam consistent through out your project you…"
"I always hand wash my fabric and then put it in the dryer. I do get some fraying and tangles. I find I get more fraying when I use the washing machine. The hand washing does help cut down on the fraying."
"Good for you Karen. It is a great feeling when you can cross off a UFO from your list. Keep up the good work.
I have not yet broken my resolution was not to buy any more fabric until I finish my projects in my closet. I have been…"
"I have taken classes at local quilt shows such as piecing techniques, fabric folding, and machine quilting. The classes a bit more expensive than the local quilt shops. I always learn something new and meet some people along the way. I do think they…"
"I don't use totes. I like to have easy access to the fabrics. I put shelves up in a closet and have it sorted in a similar way. Each shelf has a theme like craft, quilting, clothing, etc. Then within each self it is all colorized."
"I would recommend getting a walking foot for your machine. I too would get puckers using a straight stitching foot and that is because foot just pushes through the material. A straight foot isn't meant to handle a large height in fabric.
"My resolution this year is not to buy any fabric and go through my existing stash to finish up some projects. I have a couple quilts projects ready to go.
I had the same resolution last year but I went to a quilt show in July and there went the…"
"I don't use pins. I do have an old bed sheet that I use for the overspray. But I don't get that close to the edges of the quilt. I usually have a small border that I don't quilt because I figure the binding holds it…"
"I am a regular user of basting spray and love it. I have not had any problems with it. Couple pointers: you need to shake the can for as long as it states in the directions to activate the adhesive (the brand I use say shake for a full 2…"
"I prefer afternoons to evenings. I can't stay up too late because I get over tired and just make mistakes and get frustrated. I leave the morning to do some housework and other errands that way I don't feel guilty when I have…"
"I have the Fons & Porter complete guide to quilting. It covers all the basics with great diagrams. I have been quilting for a while but when you don't use a technique often it is a helpful refresher."