A question for you – If you could somehow get someone to do ONE step of the quilting process for you, what would it be? Don’t say quilting because it’s pretty common to have the quilting done by someone else.
Steps that come to mind are:
- Choosing fabrics/patterns
- Sewing (but I guess if it’s the sewing . . my next question would be why are you quilting?)
- Adding Borders
Don’t be limited by those steps though . . if you think of something else, add it.
My least favorite part is pressing.
Here’s my pile of pieced border strips waiting to be pressed. I wonder why I dislike the pressing part so much. Maybe because I like the sewing parts much more and would rather be sewing than pressing. When adding borders, especially when there are 7 or 8 of them, I sometimes think I could just add them all and not press after adding the 2 sides of one border; and then press again after adding the top and bottom of one border. With 8 borders, that’s at least 16 times to have to get up and press.
Looking at my sewing area . . I see a mess. Stuff on the ironing board. The trash can gets tangled up in my fabric and if it’s halfway full, threads and fabric crumbs from the trash attach themselves to my fabric.
It’s time for a good cleaning in the sewing room . . just not today!