Amy at 13 Spools has been encouraging quilters to share ten of their quilty little secrets…some of these are hilarious! If you follow the link to her post (above) you can get links to all the participating blogs.
So here are my “secrets” which are not really secrets for those who know me:
- I won’t rip a seam unless I’ve put part of a block on backwards or if the seams are so bad it will be obvious after quilting. I hate to rip. I have been known to throw away a block and start over to avoid ripping it out.
- I almost never close my rotary cutter while sewing. But I haven’t lost a finger. Yet.
- After a day of sewing I put everything away and neaten up my area. I like to start a day of sewing with everything in its place.
- I have lots of projects that are in process at the same time. I won’t tell you how many. Let’s just say there are more than 15. And sometimes I am working on two projects at the same time on the same day. I like to think of it as multi-tasking rather than mania.
- I am just a tad obsessed with pillows.
- I only clean the lint out of my machine when it starts to come up out of the little hole in the bobbin cover.
- I don’t remember the last time I changed my needle. I think it was when I ran over a pin and broke it.
- Negative space intimidates me.
- I love rulers. And templates. I keep buying them and maybe someday I will use them all.
- I rarely follow a pattern as written. Often I will add something different just to be different. Or change the size. Or maybe just use a part of the pattern.
That’s it – confessions of a quilter. No judging, please!