Quilting may seem difficult for beginners. Get enough practice, though, and you’ll find it much easier and enjoyable hobby. If you’re new to quilting land, you’ll find it to your advantage to steer clear of the following mistakes.
Rushing a complicated design
We get it: you’re excited. You want to get started on those complicated patterns right away. But that’s only going to lead to a load of frustration. You haven’t got the skills yet for those projects. Give it time. Don’t rush into a complicated design just yet. Start small. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to transition to more complicated designs.
Mixing pre-washed and unwashed fabrics
Doing this could lead to a bit of shrinkage. If you don’t want that in your fabrics, then stick to one type when you work. Don’t take the chance of ending up with distorted patches of quilts, The Spruce warns.
Not prepping your machine
Test the machine. Set it up to make sure you end up with the best seam. Only trial and error can help you figure out where exactly to put your pieces to ensure the best cutting results.
Not knowing how to press
Done right, pressing can improve your work or stretch your patchwork into an unrecognizable mess. It’s important that you work the tip of the iron into the seam allowance gently. Any hard pressure may ruin the entire thing. Use firm with minimal pressure only.
Sewing too fast
Learn at your own pace. You don’t need to sew fast to create something beautiful and useful out of your efforts. There’s nothing wrong with sewing with the speed dial turned down. If that’s the speed you’re comfortable with, then stick with that.
Steer clear of these common mistakes that many rookie quilters make. Shop at Runaway Quilting for quality supplies.
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