Things I learned while Free Piecing Tonya Style:
I don’t really know which way an “s” points
I should make the most involved letter- such as the “E” first- this is because the letter with more pieces is likely to get out of hand, size- wise.
The width of the strips I start with influences the size of the finished letter ( duh). If I want the letters to be the same size, than I should begin with same sized strips. ( duh, duh)
It’s easier for me to make a bunch of the same letter all in a row- I get a rhythm on. Which explains why I have a box of “o”s.
Inversely, I like storing the letters already sewed into words. I don’t like digging through a pile of letters, hoping that some are the same size and will spell something.
And, finally, I really really need a sewing machine with a spell checker.