“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Sometimes I lack the motivation to begin. Or begin again. Or pick up where I left off. I sometimes have to trick myself into starting. But once I do, I’m always so glad that I did.
I was so busy doing this lesson, I forgot to take detailed pictures along the way.
Instead, I’ll write out the best parts of the method Harriet teaches:
- Checking and trimming at every opportunity keeps me present in the piecing.
- Trimming after pressing really makes strips and blocks beautiful during the process.
- Methodically stacking and laying out the blocks next to the machine keeps the flow of work at the machine steady and consistent.
- Chain piecing keeps everything together and going along with less starting and stopping.
- Butting seams (and using a stiletto to send the fabric under the needle) makes for straighter seams and connections.
What about you? How do you get started when things are beginning? Do you have a piecing method that works for you?
This post is part of a series where I work through Quilter’s Academy, a book by Harriet Hargrave & Carrie Hargrave. See archives for the rest of the series.