We All Learn From Each Other, Right?!

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  1. dezertsuz says:

    Yes, I learn things all the time, and I’m not telling how many decades I’ve been quilting! I would LOVE to have a longarm again! It honestly isn’t intimidating when it’s in front of you. You develop a kit of designs that work on anything, designs that are small, designs that are large, and then the ideas just pop into your head. I often woke up with a quilting idea in my head. In fact, at Edi’s last week, after I’d already done all the math and made something, I woke up knowing the simple way to do it and explained to her what to do, so she didn’t have to use the pattern I’d made. LOL

  2. Susan says:

    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful tips you’ve learned! Keep learning and practicing!

  3. One of my ‘things’ in my birthday post I’m working on this weekend is this very thing, of sharing amongst ourselves. Thank you for the shout-out; I had no idea I was giving tips! I almost NEVER bury threads; who has time for that nonsense unless it’s a show quilt I guess… and I’ve quilted for 20+ years, washed and washed and used and used quilts, and rarely if ever have I noticed quilting coming out. Start with super-tiny stitches (you know how hard the shorter stitch length is to rip out when PP right? and even backstitch one or two as Vicki says, and give ‘er. Another tip to audition quilting is from Tish: she bought a piece of plexiglass, and so did I, from Lowe’s or Home Depot, 30″ square. Place it on your quilt and use the dry erase markers to audition size, shape of designs! I love how you put it, “you never know what you don’t know”. A fried of mine once said she wouldn’t pay for sewing/quilting classes, but I said I always will, and I always will take a class, because you ALWAYS learn something. Great post!

  4. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    I am with you ladies – not striving for perfection. I am too busy quilting to try to be perfect! I never bury my threads and may, from time to time, feel guilty about it but then I get over it! However, Cindy Needham has a great tutorial for burying your thread ends where you do not have to continually thread the needle (which would be my choice, should I ever decide I need to bury thread ends ~hahaha~) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34ggPYamjc . And thank you for all of the tips you ladies have shared!

  5. This was a fun post to read, Roseanne! I absolutely love my online quilting friends for all the learning and inspiration I have gained from them over the years. Such a great community! I quilt like you do – edge to edge, and sometimes going along the edge or back-tracking a bit to get to the next spot. I like my Hera tool (made by Clover) for marking straight lines!

  6. Kathryn says:

    It’s great to read all the tips. I only bury my thread when I run out of bobbin thread. Otherwise I just won’t tell you the bad habit I have – well mostly I just use the machine to knot!!

  7. quiltingmod says:

    You have some great tips here. I definitely try to avoid having to tie off. I’ve heard to use blue painters tape instead of masking tape, but it probably doesn’t matter too much unless you leave it there for a while. I couldn’t find where you got the long-arm pic on the left from, but I love to use long-armers as my inspiration too. I wish I could join the local long-arm group and apply the techniques to my domestic. I’ll have to try that Clover chalk pen. I’ve tried their marking pen, but this could be a great addition. I use clamps to hold my quilts layers to the table edges when I pin them. I do have some trouble with not heading in the wrong direction with the swirl hook, but Angela has some great tutorial videos and quilt alongs.

  8. cheriec12 says:

    This post makes me think of all the bloggers I have looked to on my quilting journey for tips and tricks. Everyone of them are so gracious with their information to help me along the way.

  9. Kathi Riemer says:

    Thank you for the tips! I need to bury. I generally just do a little back stitch. So much to learn.

  10. Dawn Tornes says:

    So many tips and techniques learned from the blogging world and Pinterest! The quilting community is the best!

  11. The tips you shared are awesome. Sometimes we blather on on our blogs but sometimes there are gems we share without even knowing it!

  12. Great tips Roseanne! I too have learned so much from other quilters that blog! I’m super lazy and never bury threads — always find a path to start/finish on the batting or use my fix feature. I too use masking tape —- the clamp is a great idea!

  13. Great tips, Roseanne! Thanks! And yes, Vicki is a good egg 😉 As I was paper piecing yesterday, I was thinking how much my Hera marker has changed that process. I love that tool, not only for scoring the paper when sewing paper foundation, but for marking quilts for quilting too.

  14. Vicki in MN says:

    Thanks for the shout out! So when longarming, I often use teeny tiny stitches for the starts and stops so I don’t have to bury(especially if I can hide them in a ditch. However there are still times I prefer to tie and bury, especially when doing a motif.

  15. chrisknits says:

    I have learned that quilters are the best people!! And the current baby you are reading about is always the cutest baby in the world LOL

  16. Carol S. says:

    I loved reading all these learning things…thank you! I am forever grateful to my quilting friends for all the things I learn from them. The clamp is a brilliant idea!

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