Flying Geese... Ugh (Kinda of)!

November 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

I am working on "The Fall Quilt." Not to give too much away, but I am making a ton of     2" x !" flying geese. I decided foundation piecing will be the most efficient and use of time. So far I have learned:

-Stiletto's are great, every quilter needs one. 

-Starch is a must. The fabric needs to be stiff. The stiffer the easier they are to iron. 

                                                             - Good music makes it all easier and seem faster!     Much better than movies.

                                                             - It doesn't work to use my 1/4" foot for foundation piecing.

                                                             - To leave with something positive, these are looking great. Pert near perfect! 

 

My ruler rules...

I have used my first rulers until they are not really usable. I have had them for over 10 years. (Prior to that I hand cut everything). At the time the Fisker rulers had really thin lines, no need to make sure the fabric was lined up this way or that. A few years ago, I purchased another Fisker ruler, they have changed their line thickness. I quickly learned it wasn't as accurate. The search began to find something similar to what I used before. Would you believe everything I looked out had THICK lines. The only ruler brand I found that has thin lines is Creative Grids. They are EXPENSIVE, but so worth it. I am slowly replacing mine as I can afford it. I have started with the one that is the worst and will work up to the switching out the better ones. 

 

Essentially the ruler rule is, find a thin lined ruler. You might find they are more accurate. Yet it may simply have to do with the fact my first rulers had thin lines. 

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