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    Question Piecing question

    When you are piecing a quilt that has all the same block do you:

    1~piece an entire block and move to the next block or
    2~ piece one step on all the blocks then go onto the next step for each block ???

    I am doing a quilt that has 60 blocks and was just wondering how everyone does theirs !

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    I like to do one step on half of the blocks. Then finish those blocks and repeat the step on the final half. That way I don't get bored.
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    I do it it in chunks too 1/2 or a 1/3 of the blocks chain pieced and then finished, at least you get a sneak peak at what it will look like
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    I like to make 5-10 blocks at a time--chain piecing--that way you can see what it is going to look like. It keeps me from getting bored. It seems to go faster that way.
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    I do them in units and might not have an entire block finished for some time

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    I like to do one block and have it as a reference. After that, I do chain piece in groups of 5 or 10. When I have lots of blocks, it is much easier to tackle it in small chunks.
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    I do one whole block to make sure I know how it is going to turn out. If I make a mistake all I have to do is fix one block and not a dozen. Once I finish the first block I will do a dozen at a time and chain stitch each step.

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    I also like to make a whole block as a reference and then do them in groups. There's something about seeing your quilt go from one block to a whole row to a third, to almost done. Boredom has birthed many a UFO.
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    I tend to do one block at a time and even often cut as i go...no wonder I`m such a slow quilter lol

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    2~ piece one step on all the blocks then go onto the next step for each block ???

    I am doing a quilt that has 60 blocks and was just wondering how everyone does theirs ![/QUOTE]

    But I highly recommend doing 1 or two complete blocks before commiting to 60.
    Anna Quilts

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