A few of the things I've come to appreciate along the way (if not always tips that were followed).
- Rotary cutting is extremely addictive. Squares, rectangles, angles...all fun.
- Measure twice (three times if a glass of wine is involved). Then cut (or perhaps wait if more than a glass of wine is involved).
- An eighth of an inch does matter, which leads me to...
- Stars are way easier to make than Christmas Trees (to be read as 'I need to work on lining up my straight pieces').
- Trim, iron, trim, iron, trim, iron. Trim trim trim. Iron iron iron.
- After spending a good chunk of time making lots of lovely little stars and trees, I have a healthy fear of messing it all up with quilting.
- Quilting isn't nearly as scary after the first row is in place. Quilting can also make up for an eighth of an inch where you need it.
- Laying a quilt out on the floor for binding is a sure-fire invitation for very cute rolling and lounging bodies. (Wouldn't you?)
- It was totally worth forgoing a proper tree skirt for 10 years. I finally have exactly what I wanted and a post complete with cozy home-made rolling and lounging memories.