Ingrid walked into the shop on Friday to find this mess! If you look closely you can see her brand new printer under the debris, along with lots of boxes of fat quarters and books. If you look in the background you can see the shelving has toppled over onto more shelving and this means hundreds of bolts of fabric are precariously pitched!
There was no apparent earth quake according to CNN, and there was no internal cyclone in the building, but that is what it looked like. Thanks to some great friends and hard work, the place was back together by midnight, and this time those shelves are staying put!
Fortunately no one was in the building at the time of the great collapse, and there were no injuries!
As I looked at the chaos which took over this normally neat and well organized space, it reminded me of how easy it is for things to happen, how one little goof is all it takes for the "domino" effect to take place.
It happens at work, it happens in life, and it happens in quilting.
So our challenge to you for this week is to let us know what you do to prevent the domino effect in your quilting process. What tips do you have for others so that their quilts come out as close to perfect as they can? Do you have little tricks that keep you on the straight and narrow during the quilting process? It does not matter where you use this tip...it can be in the fabric shop, on line, at your cutting table, in your mind, or at the sewing machine.
We are going to review all the tips by our followers and award a fat quarter bundle worth $25 or more to the best tip. We'll be checking in to see all the tips and will be announcing the winner on the blog and on the web site in one week. Please join us, and feel free to post more than once.
As always, happy stitching, and love to you all!