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    okay I am sewing all my crumbs together, I see that some of you, most of you then cut them to a square and border them, and sew all together.. Has anyone ever done a continuous square the size of a bed??? then a small or no border???

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    You can do it this way, you may find it more diffilcult to add pieces unless they are quite large :wink: :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    okay I am sewing all my crumbs together, I see that some of you, most of you then cut them to a square and border them, and sew all together.. Has anyone ever done a continuous square the size of a bed??? then a small or no border???
    Isn't that what they did in the "good ol' days"?

    Now my dear GirlieGirl, you know there are NO RULES!!!

    Oh i forgot, there ARE Two Rules ... Do what works for you ... and Have Fun!!


    I think a lot of people square up the pieces for convenience of size. And to make it easier to keep the joined up pieces laying nice and flat. I'm with you though ... and would think it'd be fun to do a continuous piece.

    You could still do it in sections and just join them in periodically on a random line and angle.

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    I think that the smaller squares are done for 2 reasons, one is for ease of sewing. As your block gets bigger, you will have more difficulty keeping it flat because of all the small pieces and the grain going every which way. The second is that a solid sashing gives your eyes a place to rest and makes the quilt a bit more cohesive, but it's just a design choice.
    If you would like to eliminate the sashing, that would be great, but i would recommend to keep the blocks. They don't all have to be the same size, you can make them multiples of 4" for instance, or all rectangles etc, or all 24"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    You can do it this way, you may find it more diffilcult to add pieces unless they are quite large :wink: :D:D:D
    Not really ... you could piece sections, and add them onto the main yardage. Once the seam is sewn, cut off the excess from the wrong side, and it becomes another piece to work with.

    I've done this on the mug rug crumbs that I've built, and the excess cut just gets added in another spot.

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