Sunday, May 9, 2010
More Things I Learned Today
1. Do not use waxed hand-quilting thread for machine sewing. There is a reason the label specifies hand-quilting. This is not a scam to get you to buy more thread. That wax? Sewing machines don't like that wax
2. There are probably people who can get perfectly matched right-angle corners. I am not one of them. I know how crazy quilts came about.
3. A dog lying under the sewing table can run the sewing machine, but it's probably not a good idea.
4. Just because the needle looks okay doesn't mean it is.
5. An unidentified bent needle can drive a normally rational woman around the bend faster than a toddler with a permanent marker.
6. There is no reason to save old needles. None at all. Should you choose to save them "just in case" it is on no one's head but your own when you mistakenly put an old needle back in the machine. (See #5 above.)
7. Sewing is kind of the inverse of knitting: fast to do, sloooooooow to undo. There's no easy way to frog sewing.
8. Sewing faster will not straighten out that wonky seam.
9. Sewing a perfect seam doesn't count if the needle isn't threaded.
10. It is possible to "use up" a seam ripper.
11. The Knitting Goddess has a sister, and she is one nasty b*tch.
12. Perfection is overrated.