Before I begin the untutorial I would like to mention a few things.
1. I hate minky.
2. I have made one quilt with a great deal of help.
3. I am a LAZY Sewist.
Ok here we go.
Step 1: Choose a difficult fabric (preferably one that requires a higher level of skill to work with than you currently have)
I chose minky to make this quilt. Minky is finicky. It is stretchy and fuzzy. It covers your clothes with fuzz and fluff. It gums up your sewing machine with fuzz and fluff, it covers every floor, desk and work surface with fuzz and fluff.
Step 2: Don’t pin anything together before you start sewing. Seriously.
Rather than wasting time pinning fabric together just sew. This will produce uneven seams and patterns but think of all the time you will save!
Step 3: Rather than fix your mistakes as you go leave them all to the end and then try to fix them by stretching the material.
This will leave you with uneven lines and edges but again, think of all the time you will save.
Step 4: Rather than attempting to properly bind the quilt, use a rolled hem and cross your fingers.
Because the fabric was so hard to work with I had no idea how to do a traditional binding for it so I decided to wing it. The results were not good! The edge I sewed is so uneven because I was using 2 hands to hold the hem in place so I wouldn’t have to pin it. Seriously.
Step 5: Go to the store and buy a gift to replace the quilt you were initially going to give your family member for a baby shower gift.
Do you ever do something and think to yourself afterwards “What was I thinking?” That was totally what this was for me. There were a few positive things though. First of all I got some experience working with minky. Secondly i learned the value of pinning. Thirdly my girls now have a cozy blanky for their picnics.
So there you have it. My first (and hopefully last) untutorial. Please tell me that some of you have created disasters too?