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Thread: What method do you use to make 9 patches?

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    Do you sew 9 squares together, use 3 strips and cut 9 patch, or use another method? What is the best way to have every seam match up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAgal
    Do you sew 9 squares together, use 3 strips and cut 9 patch, or use another method? What is the best way to have every seam match up?
    I strip piece them. So much easier.

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    I strip piece if I have/need a lot. I also piece them if I'm using up precut squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMania
    Quote Originally Posted by GAgal
    Do you sew 9 squares together, use 3 strips and cut 9 patch, or use another method? What is the best way to have every seam match up?
    I strip piece them. So much easier.
    Me too!

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    If they're small I strip them. Larger than 4 inch. I sew them together.

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    I prefer to strip piece too :D:D:D
    For piecing there is a great tutorial here on the board in the Tutorial section :D:D:D

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    I use strip piecing for both 4 and 9 patch. Love doing both-

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    "strippin' is the only way to go

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    I strip piece unless I'm doing scrappy and then it's the old fashioned way of sewing squares together.

    mltquilt

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    I'm a stripper! I also use this method for a D9P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt
    I strip piece unless I'm doing scrappy and then it's the old fashioned way of sewing squares together.

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    me too!

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    stripping

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt
    I strip piece unless I'm doing scrappy and then it's the old fashioned way of sewing squares together.

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    me too!

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    To answer your question about "what is the best method for having every seam match up"

    Careful sewing
    Accurate sewing
    Slow down when sewing
    Pin if necessary

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    I sew each individual square. I don't care to much for strip piecing. I guess I'm just not use to it because my strips tend to curve.

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    Under 4 inches is strip piecing, if not scrappy. Otherwise it is cut and match. I watch the way I iron the seams so they will "Lock" into each other, and wind up having to baste till I get them to match, then sew the seams together.

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    I strip piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    To answer your question about "what is the best method for having every seam match up"

    Careful sewing
    Accurate sewing
    Slow down when sewing
    Pin if necessary
    I have to agree with this, I want it to look right and professional so no short cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAgal
    Do you sew 9 squares together, use 3 strips and cut 9 patch, or use another method? What is the best way to have every seam match up?
    I strip piece when I can, unless I only need ONE, which is rare, but does occassionally happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt
    I strip piece unless I'm doing scrappy and then it's the old fashioned way of sewing squares together.

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    Ditto :)
    I use the 'leader/ender' method a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    "strippin' is the only way to go
    I prefer this method too....just sew my 3 strips together then subcut. They go together so nicely and seems to by so much faster than piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Angel
    I sew each individual square. I don't care to much for strip piecing. I guess I'm just not use to it because my strips tend to curve.
    I remember seeing on one of the old Fons & Porter Quilt shows... Marianne suggested you alternate sewing from opposite ends when strip sewing. This helps keep the strips from getting curvy. I have tried this and I too, recommend doing it this way. Also starching fabric before cutting the strips helps control them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    "strippin' is the only way to go
    LOL! my thought exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt
    I strip piece unless I'm doing scrappy and then it's the old fashioned way of sewing squares together.

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    Ditto!

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