Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Warm Cool Quilt Along - sewing the rows



After I settled on a layout I chain-pieced the rows together. Now I have four rows, ready for ironing and then more sewing.

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My grandma taught me this method when she helped me make my first quilt from denim squares. I am a huge fan of chain piecing quilts because I am not a very organized person. At some point, every project of mine ends up looking like this:

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Having the rows chain-pieced makes it easier for me to start and stop and not lose track of where blocks go. If I'm making a large quilt I label the top of each row. Also tremendously helpful is having a picture of the intended layout.

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  1. [...] when I mentioned that taking a picture of the layout before chain-piecing is tremendously helpful? Well. You know what else is tremendously helpful? Sewing the blocks together along the correct [...]

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