“Measure twice, cut once.” This saying is most often used in the construction business, but I’m finding it a handy piece of advice when sewing as well. I finally finished my pink table runner – and built up quite a list of lessons learned in the process of making it! Here are a few of the big ones:
Be consistent with seam sizes. Wow, is it ever hard to match up triangles and squares when they’re different sizes.
Those pins in the cute little pin cushions are actually quite useful. I should use them a LOT more. It’s amazing how much fabric shifts when a person is only holding it together with her fingers. *sigh*
Binding is not for the ill-prepared. It’s worth the time and effort to do some research or take a class on the process. And it will save a lot of headaches!
Even though this pink little beauty gave me some trouble, I had a great time working on it! I really learned a lot and can’t wait to try something new. I think the funniest part of the whole project was when I showed it to my husband and boys this evening. All three of them tilted their heads in the same direction (remember the earlier lesson I learned about consistent seams? Yeah… makes the runner curve a bit…) and smiled politely. “Looks beautiful!” they cheered together.
Gotta love my boys. 😉