Save Time and Prevent Frustration While Piecing

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No More Tangled Bird’s Nests!

Many quilts require repetitive piecing, which is great for finishing a quilt fairly quickly. However there are some built-in pitfalls that can slow down the process. In the following video Robin Sruoginis shares tips with us for avoiding those pitfalls and saving time and frustration while piecing. 

She starts by showing us how she organizes pieces for stitching repetitive blocks together. It’s an easy method that will indeed save time when building a quilt top. It’s nice, too, for keeping yourself on track after taking a break.

Robin then goes on to show how to use a thread saver. This is a wonderful way to prevent having your thread pop out of the needle when you start sewing, as well as for avoiding those tangled bird’s nests that often appear on the underside at the beginning of a seam. Plus, it leads right into chain piecing – a proven method for speeding up repetitive piecing.

Her tips are sure to help quilters of all levels save time and eliminate some of those frustrations associated with repetitive piecing.



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