This was my first time purchase and project of this type so I decided to start out small. The first thing I did was to read all the past newsletters for the helpful tips. The post-it note tip is awsume! Perfect to keep track of where you are in the pattern.The directions are easy to follow so I began by doing five or six rows to get the feel of the technique and the mistakes that go along with a first time project. Cut-it up started over and now I have a beautiful Little Tiger Bag in no time at all.