Part 1 ~ I have "Quilter's OCD."
- My craft room has to be spotless every day before I start sewing.
- I like working on one project at a time start to finish, but I like an ongoing hand sewing project. UFO's give me a rash and make me itch.
- I love cleaning the lint out of my machine, and do it frequently.
- I change the needle in my machine regularly.
- I never sew over pins.
- I always close and lock my rotary cutter when I put it down.
- I love, Love, LOVE quilty math.
- I always want to know the finished size of quilts, which is why I include the statistics for my finished quilts.
- I am trying to "use up" all my fabric so I can buy for each project individually.
- I love patterns that tell how to press seams, because I like to press them to one side and have them nest together.
- I love an accurate scant quarter inch seam.
- I love perfect points.
- I love the whole process of making a quilt, but my favorite part is finishing!
- I am a fabric snob, meaning that I only buy good quality fabric from my LQS.
- I am a thread snob, meaning that I love Aurifil and other good quality threads.
- I avoid using pins.
- I cheat when sewing on borders, but they still lay flat.
- I iron gently and use steam.
- I sew my bindings down by machine or by hand. This decision depends on the quilt, my mood, and time limits.
- I only unpick when I absolutely have to.
- I have no desire to try paper piecing, even if you do get better points.
- I'm not very interested in English Paper Piecing either.
- Doing applique bores me.
- I can't wear shoes when I use the sewing machine.
- I always use quilt basting spray.
- Mistakes in quilts are good, because they keep you humble.
- I love Best Press, but I dilute it with water.
- It is more important for some things to look square than be square. (Like with some directional or geometric prints.)
- I don't know if my quilts are modern or traditional. I just know that they are quilts and I love them.
- Quilting rules (even my own) are made to be broken. For example: I am working on multiple Christmas projects at the same time: One for each boy (including Hubby).
There is one quote (whish I knew where I read it) which really shows my quilting philosophy. "Perfect isn't flawless. Perfect is finished."
If you made it this far, thanks for reading to the end. ;) Also a big thanks to Amy at 13 Spools for starting this fun thing, and thanks to my friends who have posted their own list. Check out Amy's linky party to see what other quilters confess to.