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Old 01-16-2015, 11:14 AM
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I started this quilt top which I loved when I got the free pattern. I think it might be a little to advanced for me but I will do it anyway. It just might take awhile. The pattern says to sew the rows together first but I'm thinking they might not be straight as they will be so long. My question is could I sew several rows of about 3 pieces and put them together to make blocks? Then sew the blocks together? I just want to try to keep it straight. I want to make this to fit a queen size bed. Thanks in advance for your experienced help.
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:26 AM
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I sew quilts in "chunks" all the time. Then just put the chunks together. I have a problem keeping long sections straight and even on the edges!
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:51 AM
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Thank you for your quick response. That was the answer I was hoping for because I don't think I would be able to keep the rows straight.
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:54 AM
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Yes, there would be nothing wrong with doing it that way. It would certainly be easier to handle. If you do decide to sew the loooooong rows together, remember to alternate the direction (sew one starting at the top and then sew the next one starting at the bottom.) If you sew many long seams in the same direction, the fabric becomes skewed or curved.

I like your pattern and your fabrics. I don't think it is too hard to make--just take your time and keep matching your seams. It is going to look fabulous!
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Doggramma View Post
I sew quilts in "chunks" all the time. Then just put the chunks together. I have a problem keeping long sections straight and even on the edges!
I have noticed that too, the longer strips don't lay flat at some point, aggravating.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:24 PM
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I always sew in sections! It eliminates some matching seams and those long rows you mentioned. Can't even imagine doing this one in long rows!! Yikes!!

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I did this quilt but I went in the opposite direction to sew my rows vertical. I sewed one brick with the white on the left and the flip the other one so the white was on the right. That was my row which was much easier to keep straight.
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Old 01-16-2015, 02:09 PM
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It's your work....sew it together the way the works best for you. As long as you are organized in your "block" making - there is no reason not to do it the way you are most comfortable with. Your fabrics are great..It's going to be a beauty !!!
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Thanks. The pattern called for 1930's prints. I ordered a fat eighth bundle on eBay so I got a big variety of colors and prints.
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JanineH, I love your colors/fabrics.

Maniac, I also love your soft florals.

These are very pretty quilts
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