Wednesday, December 8, 2010
First Quilting Class
The picture above is my first block. Some of the seams aren't very straight, but I learned as I went and got a little better each time.
Things I’ve learned from this project:
*when cutting with a rotary cutter, a table that is at the correct height is crucial if you don’t want back pain!
*Placing sandpaper circles on your rotary ruler helps it from sliding when cutting
*Pressing your blocks are crucial (Pressing and ironing are different)
*A beginner quilter will need to square up the blocks after piecing!
*Chain stitching speeds up the piecing process
Overall, it's been a fun first experience. I went into this project realizing that it's a skill that needs to be developed, and that my first project won't be perfect. It will be fun to look back over the next few years and see how my skills have improved.