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Thread: King sized quilt question

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    Senior Member denise d's Avatar
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    King sized quilt question

    I am working on a king sized quilt in the Tennessee Waltz pattern. The silly question I have is.... do you do all the squares first and then assemble the rows and columns?

    One way or the other is is going to be unruly to work with. I was wondering if you find it easier continue on large project when you can see progress or do it the "right way" and make all blocks.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I do all the squares first, then assemble them. Learned the hard way that sometimes things change and I need to be able to improvise to finish it.

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    I also like getting all my squares done before putting them together.
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    I would do all the squares first just in case any of them need a little trim before assembly

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    Yes, I generally make rows of the blocks and sew those together. At times I sew blocks together into squares and then those into larger till all are sewn together.
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    I always make my blocks first. That way, I will know if I have enough fabric to make all of them. I would hate to get a quilt partially put together and realize that I needed more of one of the fabrics.
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    I too make squares first. Nothing worse then not having enough!!

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    I do the squares first because I square up my blocks before assembling them. I'm not perfect even tho I try I always square up so all my rows go together perfect....Im not a fan of fighting with fabric at that point!! I do find on a big project that if I strip piece the blocks in stead of doing one full block at a time makes it less boring. If possible sometimes you cant and have to do one block at a time. Good luck king size wow!
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    i make all the blocks first, but i lay them out periodically as i go along so i can get the effect of what i'm making
    Nancy in western NY

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    I agree with the others. You really do have to make all the blocks first to see which one fits the best where. I am a major advocate of design walls.
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