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1. I keep all scraps that are 1” square or bigger – yep, really!
2. I often use ‘sew’ for ‘so’ at the end of my blog (for all you dislikers-of-sew-and-so - you have been warned).
3. I get bored really quickly which is why I make small mug rug patterns.
4. I press 4oz batting with a clean cloth and a hot iron to make it as thin as 2oz batting!
5. I find it difficult to part with a quilt once made – they are like my babies. And what type of a person gives their baby away?
6. I press my seams to the side, up, down, open and anyway they’ll go – on the basis that they wont be seen!
7. I don’t like perfection. I like to see a mismatched seam or two, wonky binding and uneven stitching. I call is ‘rustic’ and ‘homemade’. I don’t want a mass-produced look to my creations.
8. I get bored sewing squares onto corners to make triangle corners. One or two, now and again is okay but for a whole bed-sized quilt – I think not!
9. I don’t even know the name of most of the sewing thread I use – Aurifil, Moon, Coats, whatever. And not all of it is cotton – some of it is polyester.
10. I have been known to cut up a WIP for fabric scraps rather than finish it!
Sew there you have it (I did warn you – see no. 2 above).