Race Horse or Turtle?

My October 23, 2017, post announced my intention to begin a series of posts touching on questions related to sewing and/or quilting. This is my first installment.

What's Your Style

Labeling someone or something as a race horse means they pursue their task very quickly. A turtle, on the other hand, would be symbolic of slow, methodical movement. In the context of this post I’m using the analogy to compare the speed at which you operate your sewing machine.

Do you press your foot petal gently, moving the fabric beneath the presser foot slowly and carefully?


Do you make your machine operate as fast as possible by pushing the foot petal all the way down?

Now I know you can easily answer this question silently, in your head, but lets get a discussion going. Lets see how many comments we can generate.