These are my top five notions for a novice quilter:
Social media is a great place to meet and greet other quilters, quilt professionals and manufacturers or distributors of quilt-related merchandise. Where else can you have 2000 friends and only a couple dozen are family members? Where else can you get (mostly) positive feedback on something you’ve accomplished and want to show it off to the your quilt world?
It’s also a great place to pick quilter’s brains! Recently, I took an informal poll and asked my Facebook quilt friends: “What are the TOP FIVE quilt notions you would recommend for a beginning quilter?” The results were somewhat varied but what it really did was to make me put some thought into my own top five quilt notions that I would suggest to a beginning quilter.
Ahem. I have decided that my quilt fabric stash is multiplying like little rabbits. It just keeps growing and growing, almost outgrowing the space I have for it! I love to look at such beautiful eye candy, stroke the fabrics, make plans for the fabric and just know that if I need to start a new quilt, I (hopefully) have just the right fabrics for the job.
My ultimate goal is to have enough stash yardage that I can separate it into colors. A lot more stash yardage is required for that to happen…but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy what I have right in front of me!