Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday’s Tip June 22, 2010

A a teacher, I learned to overplan for subs.  It was always better to leave work undone than to have free time in the classroom (25 kids waiting for you to find something to do becomes old very fast).

In my sewing room, just the opposite is true.  Whenever I think something will “just take a minute to do”, something happens (yeah, yeah, I make a mistake that needs to be corrected) that adds extra time to the project.

This is a table topper I made for the shop:


It was quick to do but I rushed and made a mistake (corrected, btw) which of course took extra time.

So today’s tip is to give yourself the time to do a project correctly.  For example, I assume that putting 4 borders on a larger quilt will take me an hour and a half to two hours.  That includes any measuring, cutting, seaming , pinning and pressing.  If I get done more quickly it is a bonus.  But when I start that part of my quilting project, I don’t rush myself to get it done in more quickly.

Enjoy your sewing time!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my brother Frank!


Anonymous said...

Words to live by - you are so rigt!