I also do crazy things when sewing...when I'm chain piecing a stack of blocks, I back stitch at the beginning and the end of every square, I just don't stitch away. The purpose of chain piecing is to speed up the process, but I back stitch at every start and end. I've become so good at it, my hands are flying from the pile to the back button and then back to the pile again. It would be nice if the foot pedal had the back stitch feature on it so your feet could do the work. Why back stitch? I've found that the seams start to open when you start sewing the blocks together and I'm afraid the seam will open too much in the finished quilt. Am I crazy?
One more crazy thing I do when pinning blocks...I keep the pins in my mouth!!! Yikes, I know...learned that doosy from my mom!
What crazy things do you do? Go on...admit at least one. We're all friends here right?
Thought I'd leave you with a picture of some fabric I purchased with my birthday money from my mother-in-law (how did 45 come up so fast?). This is Moda's Rouenneries by French General. This whole line is just beautiful! I wanted it all, but started with 5 yards...1 yard of each. I'm one step closer to starting a project...just need a pattern. Any suggestions?
Talk to you soon,