Tips from Quilt Designers and Teachers
Quilting without rules: I feel a beginner should watch out for being told too many rules. Rules KILL your creativity. They cause people new to a craft to develop habits or techniques that may not suit them because someone told them it was the ‘rule’ and the ‘one and only way’ to do it. I am against rules. But guidelines, like using a 1/4" seam for piecing, are great. Most things won’t work if you don’t have that (but remember that some things DO work without a 1/4" seam!).