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Thread: What would you do?

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    Junior Member Kryssa's Avatar
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    I'm making a quilt that is 4" blocks and 10 blocks X 15 blocks. I have almost all the blocks done.

    Should I sew them into larger blocks? like 5 blocks X 5 blocks?

    Or put them into rows and sew all the rows together.

    I've never made a quilt with so many small blocks before.

    Thanks!

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    I really doesn't matter. It's a personal preference. I like rows because I can lay them out and they usually get in the right place. I'd have a problem if I did it in 'chunks'

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    Just me, but I don't think I really matters. Whatever works best for you. I think it might be more manageable combining the small squares into larger blocks then put together in rows. Let us know what you decide. Love to see photos.

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    It works best for me to sew them into rows and then sew the rows together, but it's totally up to you. I don't think there is a right or a wrong way. Good luck!

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    For me it is easier to work with small sqaures that have been combined into a larger square. It is not so much lenght at each row to work with.

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    Whatever way is easiest for you to keep their placements correct :D:D:D

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    I noticed when I put my quilts together in four blocks and then those four into four blocks instead of row by row the quilt stayed squarer and I didn't have to sew long seam after long seam.

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    I perfer to put small blocks into a bigger block, then finish quilt. It is just a matter of preference, I quess.

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    It really depends what mood I am in...

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    Interesting topic. I always do rows. I chain sew vertical rows and then sew the horizontal rows without ever cutting the threads. It never even occurred to me to make smaller blocks into bigger chunks, but I can see how that might be easier. I guess I'll have to test drive that plan.

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