Not that I think there’s anything wrong with practicing machine quilting on muslin but I just feel its wasteful of MY time. Sometimes I’ll practice on paper, then on a strip of leftover backing at the bottom of a quilt, and then jump right in on a *real* quilt. Other times I’ll pull out one of the panel quilts I keep on hand for this purpose. (When I first got my longarm I practiced a lot on panels.)
Haven’t those of you with the Pajama Quilter DVD been itching to give Dwirling a try? I have – so I pulled out a panel and had some fun this afternoon. Now all I have to do is bind it and it will make a nice little donation quilt.