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Grandma’s Advice on How to Quilt
A wide-eyed 8 year-old stands by the quilt frame watching her Grandma and friends ply the needle over the quilt blocks.
How I remember just waiting for the opportunity to try a few stitches. The joy of threading needles for Grandma as she chatted and sewed with her friends was the beginning of a history of learning the love my art of quilting.
Now years later, many projects have called my quilt frame home. The lessons learned from my Grandma have stood the test of time and now become valuable tools of my trade.
For example, press seams towards the darker fabric.
Keep scissors sharp and check that they cut straight. Scissors that have been dropped may not cut a true line.
Always complete a practice quilt block to determine which piecing order you prefer and which direction you want the seams to face.
Whenever four or more seams come together at one point, press the seams open.
Grandma always said to dip one finger into water and dab the moisture onto the area where the multiple seams come together and fan out. This process will flatten the seams as you press your quilt block.