“POWER OF 10”The “Power of 10” in quilting is not some higher mathematical formula that quilters all need to learn to make a quilt. It is a simple way to complete those projects we want to finish before we buy anymore fabric.
- First, simply find the projects that you are no longer interested in completing and pass them on to someone who would love it as much as you once did.
- Second, list “10” projects that you would like to complete. Now remember “Only 10” projects are to be on the list.
- Third, begin working on the projects on the list and spend three hours toward completing it.
- Fourth, keep a list of projects and the hours worked.
- Fifth, once three hours are spent on a project move to the next. A quilter's interest wanes and is usually spent after three hours. Now if a project requires two to four hours it doesn't matter. Simply finish the project. Feel good about finishing it.
- Sixth, find another project and add it to the list. Remember, only Ten Projects are your focus.
- Seventh, continue to rotate the projects you are working on.
- Eighth step is to list the supplies needed to finish your projects.
- Ninth would be to shop at Texas Quiltworks (or your local quilt shop) for items to finish your projects. Local quilt shops need your support more than ever in today’s economy.
- …and Tenth, the ‘Power of Ten‘ becomes reality when you are able to share your project. Be sure to share your quilt at guild meetings, quilt shops, family and friends. Remember by showing your finished project you are inspiring someone else to finish a project.
This is the first type of sewing machine I ever got to
|A Singer 99 K like Mom used to have. She's long gone to sewing machine heaven.|
Sewing machines have come a very long way, thank goodness but my Janome 4800 is not a fancy one – no embroidery, just 50 or 60 fancy stitches and the alphabet in two styles - but it does the job for me. I also have a Singer Featherweight but it needs a little TLC since I haven’t used it in two years. She's skipping stitches which may be because I threaded it wrong. Something about not looking at the threading diagram in the Owner's Manual. You can read about the Featherweight HERE.
I have one more of the first set of six blocks of the Just Takes 2 quilt to make, then I will post photos. The next batch of block patterns comes out on January 15th I believe and I want to be ready, so I guess I better get back to work.