You know what makes me feel really great as a teacher? When the light bulb goes on in the mind of a Quilter, after explaining all the components that come together to give us the unit size we are searching for –the cutting, the fabric weight, the thread weight and thickness, and the seam allowance ((Don’t forget to take into consideration WHICH SIDE OF THE THREAD the fold comes when we press to the dark!)) all come in to play – and we have to adjust and compensate for them all—ALL THE TIME!
When we remove an inaccurate black guide from the side of a Janome foot that will NEVER give a proper seam allowance – and set that Quilter free so she can see the edge of her fabric, have her proper seam allowance taped on top of her bobbin cover – and have her exclaiming that she has NEVER had units turn out so right in all her years as a quilter ---THIS is why I teach!
I am a ‘UNIT SIZE” Quilter, and I tell my students every time –I don’t CARE what size your seam allowance is as long as your unit measures what it is supposed to. Stop measuring just the seam allowance! It is not the only thing to take into consideration. Cutting, Thread, Fabric weight – and seam. Those all work together.
When your 4-patches turn out exactly the same size as your half-square triangles – you’ve got it rockin’, baby!
And I feel so good that we had so much success yesterday.
One for MY want list ---
This is a singer needle threader, and one of our gals had it for her featherweight machine. I think she said Ebay, so I am off to look for one!
This would sure make threading my sideways facing vintage machine needles a breeze!
Sheri was busy working on her new Split 9-Patch Leader & Ender challenge while working on her class quilt too! Good Girl!
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|Blue Ridge Beauty, Bedford PA 2013|
Have a great Monday, everyone!