Sunday, 31 August 2014

10 Quilty Little Secrets

13 Spools

I am jumping on that bandwagon too.  Inspired by Amy at 13 Spools and some of my bloggy friends, it is my turn to reveal my 10 Quilty little secrets:
1 - I get excited about a trend well after everyone else is over it.
2 - I change my sewing needles often, but rotary cutter blades?  I make them last way past their useful life.
3 - I sometimes cut paper with my sewing scissors.  Don't tell my husband... he got in trouble for doing the same thing.
4 - I do not know - nor care about - the name of Kona Colours.
5 - I am a binding snob.  I think all bindings should be hand sewn and I dislike the look of machine binding.
6 - I sometimes rush to finish quilting something just so I have a binding to hand stich.
7 - I have rarely met a shortcut I did not like.  Except for machine binding, of course.
8 - Though I have made a couple, I find quilts made entirely of one collection quite boring.
9 - My sewing room is constantly messy.  My post on my sewing room is a bit of a fraud... there was a lot of piles being moved around in order to take pictures.  I have been known to cut projects on the floor because my super-duper cutting table was too messy.
10 - I do not like cats.  I cringe when I see pictures of cats messing around near sharp objects and shedding their hair on their owners precious works.

What are your quilty secrets?



  1. I'm definitely with you on the binding. I must admit to having done machine binding on charity quilts but generally I much prefer hand sewn binding. I think machine sewn looks rather shoddy most of the time.

  2. I totally agree about the cats! Not in my house ever! I am late for a trend most of the time too.

  3. I'm with you on #9. I try to keep my room clean, but it never lasts very long.

  4. I loved your list, and thank you for not bragging about not prewashing or not using aurifi, know what I mean?
    I worry for cats near blades, with long tails and such. I am guilty of having a poodle, but he avoids the studio ever since the pin eating incident. A hand sewn binding is so much neater, and I too like the process. It tidies the whole raw edges up and helps me let go of that quilt. I like machine and hand sewing though. Some things take a long time, some are quick. It's my avocation, so I don't fuss the time spent on it! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  5. What?! You don't care about the name of Konas? I am appalled, simply appalled. :) I thought we would have converted you on that one by now... but then again, solids aren't really your thing. I agree with you on the hand-stitching binding... it just feels like that last little bit of love you can put into the quilt. Some people have great luck with their machine binding and it looks so good... it just doesn't seem to work for me!

  6. You should never visit my blog or Instagram - my kitten would make you completely twitchy! ;)


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