Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alright, I Confess!

Amy of at 13 Spools spilled some of her 
Quilty little secrets. 

quilty secrets

Here is mine!

1). Don't wash fabrics. Maybe a red here and there-but I rarely sew with red!

2). I also sew with pins in.--Shoot me!

3.) I never-ever buy fabric for a project all at one time. If you saw my stash you would know why!

4.) I have the hardest time with the word SCANT-What the bleep is it? In toddle language please!

5.) Math scares me--I avoid it at all cost!

6.) Prefer not to sew on domestic machine-wearing shoes-but always in socks. It must be the semi- rebel in me wanting freedom to wiggle my toes. This could be analysed!

7.) Why can't I get this! There has to be a easy explanation to finding the Bias--Help me!

8.) A little obsessed with organizing the sewing notions, sewing room and fabric. The rest of the house--not so much!

9.) I sew in bed! I know a bit freaky--but I enjoy watching TV and having my hex's, knitting or binding near by!

10.) I just received a iPad!! I feel the adrenaline every time I turn it on!  I know there is going to be a secret here but I am not sure what it is yet!  Some of you might want to fill me in on your favorites (just say-in!).

Till We Quilt Again,


  1. Bias is easy to find - grab opposite sides of a square and the fabric doesn't stretch much...grab opposite corners and wheeeee, it really stretches and you know you found the bias. IPads...I have a tablet that I only use to read my Kindle bad!!

  2. Number 5!! Every time I try to do math it just turns out a mess!! I run over pins too, I can be put in the firing squad line up as well ;) No prewashing going on over here either. . . isn't that what color catchers were made for?? LOL

  3. Now that all your secrets are out, don't you feel better?

  4. If you ever find out the answer to #4, please let me know

  5. LOL! Why are patterns written saying to use a scant 1/4"?? I even watched a demo once where the creator of the ruler said it was best to use a 1/8" seam allowance! I think that means the ruler was created WRONG!

  6. I sew in socks or barefoot too! Can't do it any other way. But if I sewed in bed I think my husband might kick me out. Great list!

  7. I sew in socks or barefoot too. If I can't feel the pedal, I feel like I may go too fast or too slow.

  8. I completely agree with you on number 4! I also have the same problem with "pinch" in baking/cooking. I loved reading this post -- humorous slant to it all. :-)


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