Once upon a time, I made quilts.
I made this quilt top five or six years ago out of leftover fabric from several other quilts and a pair of curtains that I found at the thrift store.
I have several quilt tops that I made years ago, but I find it difficult to get past that stage. One of the things holding me back is not knowing how to do the actual quilting. All of my completed quilts are tied, not quilted, and I think they look unfinished and amateur.
One of the problems with teaching myself how to sew and quilt is not knowing the “right” way to do things. Usually, it turns out okay, but sometimes it makes more sense to have someone teach me. I finished quite a few quilts before I learned what binding was and why it’s important. Until then, I sewed the layers together like a giant pillow, turned it inside out and hand-sewed the opening.
Self-taught quilter over here!
I’m ready to learn how to do this correctly. My local fabric store offers a Quilting III class. To take the class, I must have a finished quilt top, and the instructor will teach the right way to complete it. I am very ready for this.