As promised, tonight The Expert came over and rescued the quilt (and my sanity). My favorite thing about The Expert is that she is an Expert at all things that I am not, which is to say, everything.
She showed me how to straighten the fabric, and it was as easy as a little snip and a long rip. Once we got a straight edge, she supervised as I cut my first set of strips. It went really well, and I am pretty certain that I have the confidence to move forward!
My goal is to cut one set of strips (1 fabric pattern’s worth) each night. That puts me right around the end of next week. Then, I’ll have a few vacation days so I can really get busy!
I’ve searched for a good tutorial on straightening fabric, but I couldn’t find one I liked. I’ll keep researching and provide a link or make my own soon.
In the interim (while I’m not quilting or working), I’m also trying to learn to knit. Fall is rapidly approaching, and there is nothing better than a deliciously warm scarf on a crisp autumn evening! I found a pattern that I adore, but it’s for intermediate knitters. Since I’m not really even a beginner, I’m trying to practice everyday. I have found some incredible knitting resources on YouTube, and I’ll share them in my post tomorrow.
Thanks for checking in!