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Thread: My Leaders & Enders Setup

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    Super Member QultingaddictUK's Avatar
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    I have a shoebox or 3 of 2" squares and when doing scrappies I use them as sashing and borders, looks great.

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    I love making 4 patch posies, so after I get these cut out, I often use them as leaders and enders. I have the added fun of seeing the finished design show up after sewing the 4 squares together on their second run thru as leaders and enders!!!
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    I love doing 4 Patch Posies so once I get a bunch cut out, I use them for leaders/enders. I have the added fun of seeing how the patterns turn out after the second run thru as L/E.
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Thankfully don't need leaders or enders. I use two straight stitch only machines and they never eat fabric. One I use for piecing has the automatic thread cutter. I might lose 1/2" of thread, but, no more.
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    I've been doing this for a while and have several "pairs." I'm thinking about doing a kind of Irish chain. I've tried to sew a light onto a dark for now. It's a great idea!
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    I do this with small strips to make a piano key border for finishing. It is a way to keep them organized and then you have sashing ready also.It is also mindless sewing when you do not have any "Get up and Go ". Hugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK View Post
    I have a shoebox or 3 of 2" squares and when doing scrappies I use them as sashing and borders, looks great.
    Here is a pic of a Scrappy Prairie Chicken quilt I am in the process of making using the 2" squares for sashing, I think it gives an added dimension and I like the effect so much that I am going to keep all my small squares now for sashing and borders for my scrappy quilts.

    BTW I do know there are a couple of errors on the yellow blocks but I did so much unpicking on them I couldn't risk doing any more, it will be a reminder to me not to do any complicated quilting when upset!
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    I love how that looks as sashing! I was thinking about doing the same thing -- I have made a few 12" blocks with my 2"block scraps and want to put them all together without destroying that scrappy look. I have to do it QAYG style so I must join the blocks in some creative way if I don't want each one defined too much. I think this sashing will work really well! Here are some of my completed blocks:
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    Raven I love your blocks and can understand what you are saying as I had a challenge when trying out the Disappearing 16 patch. http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot...-16-patch.html The way the pattern works you end up with the tips of triangles cut off so lining them up or a plain sashing was a no-no so I decided on a fussy lined pattern sashing which draws your eye away from it, works for me, don't know about anybody else tho'
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    I am going to start doing this too. wow.
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