With permission from the artist
Admiral McRaven offers ten life lessons beginning with: If you want to change the world, make your bed. (With a quilt was added by yours truly…)
The idea is that small daily disciplines lead to larger things…
The speech went viral on YouTube
or you can read the Transcript HERE
Something to think about while you are quietly quilting!
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Good morning, Quilters!
Hope you all had time to doodle and stitch yesterday’s free motion quilt tutorial: The Oak Leaf and The Acorn.
If you didn’t have time, perhaps today’s discussion will help!
We are on #3 in our series: Building a Rock Solid Routine for Free Motion Quilting–Machine Set-Up
One of the stalling points to the creative process is just not knowing how to begin.
So, to quote Julie Andrews…Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. When you read you begin with A-B-C when you free motion quilt you begin with…
Sorry, it doesn’t rhyme…Clean and Oil.
While that sounds like work, let’s not belabor the job.
CHECKLIST-Ten Steps to Free Motion Quilting
I recommend that you copy these steps (in your neatest handwriting, of course) on to a nice piece of paper and keep it in your FMQ Supply Box. Tape it to the lid if possible.
The Checklist should be available for quick and ready reference–until you have it memorized.
Now here’s The Challenge:
My mom used to beguile me into cleaning my room by telling me she’d time how long it took me to make my bed… This technique is very effective.
Time how long it takes you to set up your machine for free motion quilting. Try to get it down to under three minutes. If you are organized and know the steps, that should be easy.
Then–the next time you have ONLY 15 minutes—You will be stitching for 12 full minutes--at that’s enough to get a good start!
“Sew–A needle pulling thread. La-A Note to follow Sew…”
Singing and Sewing,
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Building a Rock Solid Routine Series
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