This is a BIG JUMP for me.
I have restarted scrapping again after a two year out (long story , profile has it) and wanted to give the quilt stuff a try. WHAT WAS I THINKING?? I love it, truly but, (there is always a but somewhere!) I am having some major difficulties with my hands as far as the cutting with the rotary measuring strips and cutting the correct size and SEAM RIPPING!
Anyone have any tips for an arthritis handed person who really wants to give this a go? The investment alone in gadgets, goodies and gizmos alone is reason enough to stick with it! Big daddy got me a sewing machine too! I really want to do this, I am enjoying it (despite the stressful class) Help??
Oh one more sort of 'Q'. Anyone try the starch and using a Cricut for cutting the fabric? I saw this in the Cricut forum/discussion and I was wondering if anyone has tried it.
FIRST QUILT UPDATE 11/03/2010:
I really enjoy making the quilt top, that is a non issue for me now. Actual quilting? I'm having a problem. Does this get easier to do after a few times? I did a loop-d-loop with a star freehand and I'm exhausted! Calgon take me away.....(okay only someone close to my age will understand that one) This is a baby quilt and it took me almost a week, in total, to quilt! I know that sounds extreme but I've got a few medical problems giving issues at the sewing machine.
Any words of wisdom or helpful thoughts out there? [image] NOT FINISHED YET quilt By AZscrapnquilt