Until the next quilt

Bella Sophia

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A couple of tips for you....................

I started sewing together our grandson's quilt on Sunday morning.  After I had the rows set up on the flannel wall I numbered each row with a pin.  I took a bunch of those flower head pins and wrote the numbers from 1 - 12 on them (both sides) and those I use to mark my rows.  I keep them in a little box that I have marked "Row Marker Pins."

I pin all the blocks together for the row and then sew them.  I continue until I have all ten rows (in this case) sewn together.

Once that is done I stack the even numbered rows together 1,3,5,7, and 9 and then 2,4,6,8 and 10.  I take the stacks of rows to the ironing board and then get ready to press.

I give them a squirt of spray starch and press all the odd numbered rows towards the pin and the even numbered rows away from the pin.

This way the blocks from each row will "butt" one another and sewing the two rows together will be easy and time saving.

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

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