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Thread: When piecing do you?

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    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
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    When piecing do you put together one block at a time from beginning to end or do you complete step 1 for all of the same blocks and then move to step two and so on.

    I like the answers I am getting about peoples styles.. It is helping me form mine or at least see if there is a better way for me.

    So far I am pretty much in the chain state of mine. Unless it is a block I have not made then I make the first one from start to finish, to make sure I get it and then the rest of the blocks are completed in chains…

    I do the same for cutting.

    So what are your piecing and cutting styles?

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    Sometimes I will start by making one block to see how it goes together and if I like the fabric combination or how well the pattern is written. Most of the time I will make all the same blocks together and just chain feed through my sewing machine and complete all of each step.

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    Hi there,
    When I made this quilt, shown in my avatar, I cut out & made all of the Iris blocks first. Then I made the other blocks & put it together. On another quilt, that had rows of identical blocks, I cut out & sewed all of the blocks in that row. So, it just depends on what you are working on. I do like the assembly line way. Now, I am doing a BOM & all of the blocks are differnt!! :D

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    Hi there,
    When I made this quilt, shown in my avatar, I cut out & made all of the Iris blocks first. Then I made the other blocks & put it together. On another quilt, that had rows of identical blocks, I cut out & sewed all of the blocks in that row. So, it just depends on what you are working on. I do like the assembly line way. Now, I am doing a BOM & all of the blocks are different!! :D

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    Sulabug: They're both beautiful!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRH
    Sulabug: They're both beautiful!!
    Thank you & I am sorry for the double posting!! :D

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    If possible, I like to do the "assembly line" thing. Seems like it goes faster that way. However, I will make a "sample" block just to make sure I like it before I cut the rest of the quilt out.

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    I make one block at a time. If the block is not accurate in size then I correct it before going to the next block.

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    Quilting G--From Don-isewman1.. I'm going to say, everyone has there own technique.. As for me, I'm a pinner from the start of a block, to sewing each block together, and then each row together.. At least I will have and ideal if the block's will go together, and the row's together, it will be somewhat squared. But sometimes, I'm a little longer on one side, but not very often.. Hope this help's.. Don-isewman1

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    If it's something new, I definitely try the block first. Then it's chain stitching all the way. I hate cutting, so I might only cut a chunk at a time and then piece. Chain piecing saves time, thread, and my sanity. My attention span is too small to labor on one huge task. :roll:

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