Save Time Sewing Blocks and Borders Into Quilt Tops

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The Sewing is Easier, Too!

Once the blocks for a quilt are all completed the fun really begins. You’ll soon have those blocks sewn together and the borders on so you can see the entire quilt top.

However, sewing blocks together and borders on, especially for a large quilt, can be a trial in itself. Moving a lot of fabric through the machine, and multiple times, can be challenging.

Save Time Sewing Blocks and Borders Into Quilt Tops

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the number of times you need to move large sections of a pieced quilt top through the machine.

Diane, from Butterfly Threads Quilting provides two tips to make constructing the top easier.

One is to combine blocks vertically and in sections. You may be surprised how much time this tip can save you. Learn how and why in the following article.

Click here for the “10 Minute Tip: Sew your blocks into vertical rows” article.

Save Time Sewing Blocks and Borders Into Quilt Tops

Secondly, it makes good sense to sew outside sashings and border strips together. Then attach each side section to the quilt in one go, rather than add each strip separately. Again, a real time saver.

The author uses this method for medallion quilts but it can also be used for most quilts.

Click here for the “10 Minute Tip: Inside/Outside Sashing Strips” article.


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