Have you read the advice on Rossie's blog post for Newbie quilters? Looove it! I spent some time peeking through it. I think everyone, 665 of you, entered her giveaway for Elizabeth's book tour except for me. :( It's been a busy three weeks...
Rossie's question was the following: what is one thing every new quilter needs to know?
My advice? Breathe. They will love it anyway. Perfectionism is highly overrated. Trust me. I tell myself this a lot.
This line of thinking brought me to my question: What is the worst mistake or mishap you have made while making a quilt?
Mine? Well shucks... I don't make any! I make lots of them. All the time. Err. I think you all remember the coffee incident? Coffee all over scraps, my Bernina and the fabric cushions. I hope the tech didn't find any when they cleaned it last week!
Or... Recently I been finding holes in my casual knit shirts and have been wondering why. I kept blaming inferior knit from Target, but realized I have been using some super sharp Gingher scissors that literally slice everything they touch!! Look what happened when they fell from the kitchen table. Lovely evil handles of slicing power. Poor poor linoleum... It was only on shirt number five I realized this fact. Please forgive me Target for blaming you!
Or... How about running out of binding so you have to search online for that beloved fabric only to find out it is OOP. A couple inches of Kona will do fine. It looks modern.
Or... How about sewing, for who knows how long, with ratty tension on the bottom.
Or... My favorite story, not mine, has been a basting pin left inside a completely quilted, bound and washed quilt!
So... Inquiring minds want to know. Got any good ones!? Ones you do all the time and don't care if the quilt police will come after you. Any evil cover ups? The juicier the better! You can leave anonymous comments, but that won't be any fun! Or leave comments about your friends... You have the right to remain silent, but I'd love a laugh. I also have an idea- I'll explain later... Help me out.