So I was a little disappointed when while reading another blog someone commented that the blogger was "cheating" because of the following (which I obviously do all the time.)
I love to straight line quilt. I like the look of it and I'm really a semetrical person so it makes sense to me. I also love squares, and sashing which work with my love of lines. I'm not sure how long it will take me to make a straight line, but I've been at this for just over a year and I still can't do it. I use my walking foot, I use a guide and I still can't quite get it right.
I found the idea of using painters tape to create the guidelines for me. I find it also a lot faster to quilt because I don't have to constantly keep measuring to make sure that I'm on track. You bet that if I thought I was off even a little I would be tearing those rows out and starting again.
So . . . . is it cheating? Or is it industrious? I vote for industrious and I thank the person who passed on the idea to me. As for the person who thought it was cheating, I guess to each his own, someone of us are much more traditional and I can apprecaite that as well, it's just not for me.