What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try to get a potato masher that is level on the bottom! Although I really don't mind the missing parts - makes it interesting. I obviously need to learn how to control the drips better! lol The wider lines are where I tried wiggling the masher into the fabric - not a great idea Besides when it's cut up in quilt pieces the wider lines and drips won't be as noticeable. The wax wasn't too difficult to remove (at least on this fat quarter) I will definitely be doing more of this. My electric wok worked just fine to melt the wax but a electric fry pan would probably be better because of the flat bottom.