So this morning I'm ironing and prepping fabric, making sure it is straight (on grain) before cutting, so I have time to ponder - sometimes a dangerous pastime...
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a hard n' fast stickler for quilt rules. I tend to fall somewhere in the camp of "I want know what they are and why, so I can decide which ones I follow (or not) on any given project." I realize there are variables that come into play. Some things I'm very particular about and some things I'm not.
That being said, I've noticed more and more on video quilt tutorials and quick-piecing methods where straight of grain (SOG) is just tossed out the window. I've even heard famous quilt teachers say they don't pay much attention to SOG in their quilts - especially scrap quilts. Why is that?
It seems to be a little bit counter-intuitive to what I've been taught. The only thing I can figure out is that generally we are machine quilting the quilts so heavily that everything is held in place so distortion or sagging doesn't happen. Do you think our hand-quilting ancestors were concerned about SOG in their blocks/quilts?
What are your thoughts on SOG? Are you picky about it in your blocks?