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Thread: Quilt Question for You All

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    I'll use a 9 patch as an example. When you are sewing your pieces together do you sew the squares from left to right and then the horizontal rows from top to bottom?
    Or, do you sew the squares from top to bottom and then sew vertically the columns?

    Linda in Maryland

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    squares left to right, rows top to bottom...the same way I read. Seems like the natural way to do it. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    squares left to right, rows top to bottom...the same way I read. Seems like the natural way to do it. ;-)
    This is the way I do it, also!

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    same way here

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    Wow, I never really thought about it but I actually think it depends on the block. Fascinating question, I'll be paying attention now!

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    It depends on what I'm sewing. Sometimes I sew blocks 1 & 2 together from rows 1 & 2, continuing in that manner throughout the quilt. Then I take those groups of 4 blocks and sew group 1 & 2 togther in both group group 1 row to group 2 row, and so on and so forth. When I am done, if the math all works out, HOPEFULLY, I will only have 4 quadrants to join.

    Otherwise, I sew from left to right, and from top to bottom. Did I totally confuse you?

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    Left to right...then not sure if I sew the top first or the bottom row to the middles..sometimes I look at the squares and see which ones line up better color wise if I am doing a scrappy one...some colors just blend better...as long as it gets done I don't think it would matter...Linda B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    squares left to right, rows top to bottom...the same way I read. Seems like the natural way to do it. ;-)
    Ditto!

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    Thank you all so much! I was watching an episode of Eleanor Burns and she said to always sew the squares from top to bottom and then the columns vertically.

    I sew squares left to right and the rows top to bottom. Was wondering if I had been doing it wrong all these years.

    :roll: :roll: :lol:

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    I say...whatever works for you is the way to go

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