Saturday, August 31, 2013

What's your process?

When you work on a quilt, do you cut it all out and then start? or do you cut, sew, cut the next thing and then sew?
I usually cut out the whole thing, but for some reason  and probably because I was cutting out three quilts at one sitting, I hadn't for the quilt that I decided to work on today.
I cut out all my HST pieced blocks today and then stitched them together.
.....but I hadn't cut out my solids squares.  So, had to set everything aside and do that from the strips that I had cut out the other day.
Afterwards, I started laying out the blocks.
This pattern is dizzy-ing.
They are all laid out now, but I am going to sit on it for a little while since the last time I made this I had a whole row sitting  in the wrong direction.
I am thinking it looks ok at this point.
Last time I stitched rows and for some reason the whole quilt was a little wonky and that is probably why I haven't quilted it yet.
So this time, I think I am going to sew together 9-patches which should be easy as it is 15 x 15 blocks, so the math works.  Hopefully this will help prevent wonkiness. 
Ok, back to the sewing machine.


  1. I cut fabric until I get bored and then start stitching. When I have stitched all I can, I go back to cutting fabric until I get bored - Its a cycle.

  2. Been thinking about this. I guess it depends on the project. I generally try to do a sample block first to make sure the directions make sense and it works out the way it's supposed to. If I have to cut triangles or bias edges, which I try hard to avoid, I don't cut until ready to sew to keep them from stretching.


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