UOW: Coach Tips

TIPS FOR COACHES

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Phone: (202) 525-7683
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TIPS FOR COACHES


Hurrah, you’ve volunteered to take a Rookie under your wing! Here are suggestions for successful UOW sewing days:

  • Ahead of time, familiarize yourself with the instructions and fabrics for your Coach/Rookie Quilt of Valor. Even a simple pattern can stump you momentarily.
  • Ahead of time, cut out everything (yes, the entire quilt) so your Rookie can start sewing the moment she passes the 1/4” seam test (see below). Having everything cut out will enable you to concentrate on your Rookie rather than on cutting.
  • Arrive 30–45 minutes before your Rookie. Set up everything. Your Rookie will relax when welcomed by a station that is ready. Have chocolate in plain view.
  • Before your Rookie arrives, thread your machine and sew a scrap to make sure your machine is happy.
  • Your Rookie will be nervous because YOU are an accomplished quilter. Put your Rookie at ease with warmth and friendliness (and chocolate).
  • Give your Rookie a 15-minute (mandatory!) break in the morning and in the afternoon. She/he may need a break but be hesitant to take it.

 

1/4 seam

Coach Checklist For Items To Bring

Here is your checklist so you will not forget anything.   Learn More...

 

 

1/4 seam

Quarter Inch Seam

Accuracy is crucial for your Rookie's success.  Learn More...

 

 

Chain Piecing

Chain Piecing

Streamline the patchwork process for you and your Rookie.Learn More...

 

 

Design Wall

Design Wall

Help your Rookie see her/his quilt take shape. Read More...