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    i'm about to start a square quilt with squares only and the directions say when cutting out several pieces and sewing straight through going from one piece to another with little space between....does the thread unravel since it's not tied off when you cut between the pieces.

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    it is called "chain piecing"..and yes, it will be ok!
    google it, and you will come up with examples and probably even a video on utube!

    good morning and welcome from Michigan!

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    morning kathi,welcome
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    Welcome from southeast PA!

    When you stiche the 1/4" seams you don't need to secure the 1st & last stitches as they will be secured later within the seam when you sew your rows together.

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    Okay.......thank you all very much.

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    Welcome from New York state! This is a great place to ask questions! You'll love it here.

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    Hello from WV and Welcome to the group
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    Welcome from Germany!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma! :lol:

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    Hi and welcome from western Nevada! :thumbup:

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    Hi Kathi! :) Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Thank you all so much.....this is great.....be prepared i'm sure more questions will be asked........again thank you for the warm welcome

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    Hi and welcome from northern California!

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    Hi from Ky. Start stitching and have some fun!

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    hello and welcome from central California

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    Greetings from CA. When you sew the squares together in rows and you press the blocks, I would recommend that you press the seams so they will NEST into each other when you join the rows. It makes matching the blocks much easier.

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    thank you.....i'll try

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    Hi Kathi. Welcome from Southern Indiana.

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    Depending on the pattern, I may shorten my stitch length, but most machines make a nice and tight enough stitch, it shouldn't be a problem :D:D:D

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