|My trip to Joann's gave me a chance to buy Rag Quilt nippers. Hehehhe. Yes, I was there for my Vanilla, for a school project, but the nippers were right there. As if I need an excuse!|
|My stash has now outgrown my treasure chest. Oh no! Hence, the fabric diet. (Of course, I have a few more items that are still in the mail that I bought BEFORE the diet began. LOL)|
|This is all I have left to do on Pumpkin's Rag quilt. Whew.|
Thank you so much for all of the comments that I have gotten on my rag quilt. Nonnie pointed out that my fabric might be the issue that I am having. She is so helpful. Here is what she sent me that really bolstered my spirits:
"It sounds like two things are happening with your blocks.... 1/ Flannel is a loose woven fabric that stretches despite pinning when you sew.
2/ THE feed dogs are moving against the fabric as you sew while the presser foot keeps the fabric anchored down... two opposing forces and your poor fabric caught in the middle between the machinery. If you only get 1/8th inch shift YOU ARE DOING GOOD. When you rag the edges everything will work out and you will not find the discrepancy. I only made one RAG QUILT... because frankly I think they are harder to do than traditional quilting. The fabric is the problem I bet you do not have a problem when you work with regular woven patches. "
SO true! I don't really have this problem with other pieces, which is why I was so frustrated. I couldn't figure out the issue, and this really put things in perspective for me. Thank you, Nonnie! You really made this a lot more fun. I appreciate that you have given me my perspective back.
Now, the only thing I really need now is time. Being sick has cut into my quilting time.
OH....and I have been dubbed a Quilter by Sandy at "Quilting....for the Rest of Us." Thank you so much! Love that podcast. She is so positive and has such a great voice!