Quilty Little S(ins)ecrets

A number of the quilting blogs I follow have revealed their 10 quilty little secrets.  Such fun!  Sew I thought I would jump on the band wagon and tell you mine.

quilty secrets

Click on the image to go to 13 spools blog for the 10 quilty secrets of other bloggers

1)  I always iron, pressing is for flowers.

2)  I save EVERY scrap.

3)  I love, love, love binding by hand.

4)  My enabler thought Best Press was meant to put IN the iron.  It took me a whole day to steam the crud out.  It was black, and gross.  I ruined a white towel.

5)  I have more ideas/plans than time (I’ve downloaded a couple hundred pictures of quilts I hope to use as inspiration at some point).  I have more fabric than ideas/plans (this is obscene if you’ve read the previous comment in parentheses).

6)  I sew a double seam 1/2″ apart when sewing small squares onto larger squares to make triangles on the corners, cut between the seams and save the trimmed off triangles as even smaller HSTs (see #2).

7)  My enabler has a long arm Gammill.  I’d rather quilt my projects on my sewing machine.  It hurts his feelings.

8)  I love, love, love William Morris and civil war reproduction fabrics (Barbara Brackman is my hero) and prefer traditional quilts.

9)  The smaller the pieces the better, one day I’m going to attempt Primitive Gatherings “9”.

10)  It was tradition in my previous congregation to give a quilt to people moving away.  When I was called to a new congregation, they said they weren’t giving me one because I quilt.  I protested “Not Fair!” and asked for (demanded) one anyway. 

Job 11:5-6

Oh, how I wish that God would speak,
    that he would open his lips against you
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom,
    for true wisdom has two sides.
    Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.