Shining Imperfection & Ruler Tip
You don't need to make a perfect quilt. Follow these instructions on how to make a playful quilt.
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Simply Quilts takes a class from Russell Scott, a quilt teacher who deliberately makes his blocks "less than perfect" and the results are playful and fun. Scott, who came to quilting by way of costume design, is fearless when it comes to his craft—he once made a quilt where he chose his fabrics in the dark! Russell’s philosophy is that quilting has to be fun—and that the quilting police would have had him arrested years ago. His first rule when teaching is "forget the rules." To that end, Russell not only hurls colors & fabrics together, he plays with positioning that give even his most elementary designs a slightly off-kilter look.
Still Striving for Perfection?
Quilting expert Alex Anderson offers this advice for avoiding mis-cuts by using an acrylic ruler properly. Here are a couple tips: