- What part (or parts) of the process of making a quilt are your least favorite?
- The part (or parts) that you just dread and that make you throw your projects back into the dark recesses of your stash closet?
- Have you found any tricks to break the cycle of being held up on the parts that aren't your favorite?
I've mentioned before that I really have a lack of enthusiasm for the fabric cutting part of quilting. I have a couple of UFOs that have stayed UFOs because they need a lot of pieces cut. It's this tendency that drives me to choose BOMs. It's a lot easier to convince myself to cut out the fabric needed for just one block each month, rather then cutting 20 strips of a single fabric, then 20 more of another just so you can make whatever.
Do I have any tricks to break the cycle? The simple answer is no. I have tried using 15 minutes of most every sewing session to cut fabric for a project that needs to be finished (or even started). That helps some, but it is a slow process. No magic fabric cutter at my house. How do you convince yourself to cut all the fabric for a project?
If you want to learn more about the origin of PIGS, check out Jill's post.