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Learning in 2013

I really want to improve my quilting skills and learn new things. Here's a list:

-- Improve my hand applique skills, primarily points on leaves and stars and to make better circles. Find a method that I love. I keep trying different ways and no favorite yet.

-- Learn to use my Art and Stitch software. Learn to design my own and use with my long arm.

-- Learn to really use my ProStitcher software on my HQ16. (This requires creating flimsies to quilt!) Bought a bolt of muslin for practice.

-- Learn my EQ-7 software more in depth.

-- Improve my quilting on my domestic machine for small projects.

-- Learn to machine applique. Online tutorials, you'd recommend?

-- Learn to make hexagons, any patterns that you'd recommend for beginners?

-- Learn to make a Dresden Plate.

-- Learn to make better yo-yos. I do have a few of those Clover yo-yo makers.

-- Learn the "Quilt as you Go" technique, pattern you might recommend?

I'll add to this if I think of anything else.





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