The Quilt Police are not coming!
- If you want to sew by hand with a double thread, like sewing on a button for instance, cut about a 20″ length of thread and thread both ends through the eye of the needle. Take a stitch in the fabric, pull most of the thread through until you see the loop at the end and pass the needle through the loop. This secures the end of the thread without a big ugly knot
- If you want to measure a curved area with a straight tape measure — tip the tape measure up on its side. (Who figured that out!)
- If you were a stamp collector, no one would expect you to mail letters with the stamps. If you collected coins, you would never buy a latte with them. If you were a painter, no one would say you have painted enough when you have a painting on all your walls. So don’t listen when you are told you can’t make any more quilts because you have no more beds to cover. And never let any one make you feel guilty about needing more fabric, even if you haven’t used up what you’ve got!
Your mother was wrong!
You don’t have to clean up your plate.
You don’t have to finish what you start.
You don’t have to clean house before you can sew.
You don’t have to use up what you’ve got before buying more fabric — it might be gone!