Piecing


Quilter’s Knot

Turning, Turning

I use this knot for everything when hand sewing, and I vary the number of wraps around the needle to suit the fabric, particularly when hand quilting when the knot has to be buried in the quilt. Loose weave fabrics need more wraps that tight weave. The best fabrics need just one or two wraps around the needle.

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Four Patch HST (Boston Block) Tutorial

Best shortcut to making Double Pinwheel, Boston Block, or any block which looks like this one regardless of the name.

By

Sew Preeti Quilts

Important Quilting Rules

From

The Quilt Lovers Guide

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HANDPIECING

Hand Piecing with Crispy

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Hand Piecing .. Hexagons

from

A Few Scraps

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A Classic, A Tradition

Hand Piecing

From

The Quilt Ladies Collection

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Penny Halgren has pretty much covered it all at

How To Quilt

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Sewing Inset or Y-Seams

by Jinny Beyer

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MACHINE PIECING

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Your Questions Answered about Chain Piecing

from

ALWAYS PLAYING WITH AURIFIL THREAD

This is the best way to put block pieces together, and to join blocks into q quilt top.

Finding blocks facing the wrong way is rare using this method, and if you never cut the thread except at the end of a row and check before you stitch the across the rows you will only have two seams to undo and re-stitch.

I use this to put together Drunkards Path quilts … I stitch the curves, then work from a diagram of the whole quilt to get them into rows, check they are all facing the right way, then stitch across the rows.

The trick is NEVER CUT THE THREAD!

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Judy Martin has a You Tube Channel.

Judy Martin Video Page

has links to each video.

Using Judy’s techniques you can eliminate all those time-wasting trimming steps when piecing. I think some quilters spend more time trimming down blocks they have made the ‘easy’ way than it takes to make it the right size first time.

Here is a quote from Judy Martin’s October 2015 Newsletter.

Imagine a quilting world where once you learned to cut one shape, you had effectively learned to cut all shapes and didn’t need to learn a new method in order to make a new quilt. Imagine a quilting world where what you cut was the actual patch you saw in the quilt rather than some intermediate unit that you couldn’t tell from looking at it if it was right or wrong. Imagine a quilting world where you weren’t throwing out large bits of that precious $12 per yard fabric all because a “shortcut” said it was easier to make that way. Imagine a quilting world where all the patches fit together perfectly because you cut them accurately and sewed them together with an accurate seam allowance and thus didn’t need to go through the time-and-fabric-wasting extra step of “trimming down.”

You don’t have to imagine that world. You can actually live in it. I do, and so do many others. We’re in a golden age of quilt making right now: We have so many beautiful fabric choices; so many patterns; so many great quilt shops; helpful videos; inspirational blogs; communities of quilt guilds; and so much more. As I was preparing my NQA address, I came face to face with just how lucky we are to be making quilts in the here and now rather than in decades past.

One area, however, where we have taken a step back is in making too many beginning quilt makers think they need a special class and a special method to make each new quilt. Instead we should be promoting simple basic skills so every quilter can have the freedom to confidently tackle almost any quilt she or he desires.

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How to get a perfect 1/4″ seam

from Seams to be you and me by Cindi

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Cutting and Piecing Individual Nine Patch blocks

by mereth

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Too Easy Set In Seams

on

Free Patchwork and Quilting Lessons

by Jan T Urquart Baillie

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Sew Half Rectangle Triangles

Sew Half Rectangles Triangles method 2

Sew Half Rectangles Triangles method 3

from Wayne Kollinger’s Quilt Blog

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Paper piecing

El Taller de las Hadas

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Machine piecing Patchwork Jigsaws, also known as Drunkards Path.

Curved Piecing Tutorial: The I-have-way-too-many-quilts-to-make-and-too-many-deadlines-and-have-no-time-to-pin-because-I-need-these-done-yesterday Method

by

Carolina Patchwork

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Hexalong – curved seams

From

Lily’s Quilts

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Art With a Needle: Quilt Date

gives instructions to piece in a very narrow strip.

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Log Cabin Variation

by Nathalie

on her blog

Creative Hours

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Piecing pinless curves

from Piecemeal Quilts by Sandi

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Bow Tie Quilt Block Tutorial…A “Charm” ing Block

from Sew Many Ways… by Karen

Two variations on the method which can be used for Snowball blocks and many more too.

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BORDERS

How wide should I make the Borders?

by the the Virtual Quilter

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Tutorial on joining QAYG

from

fayea2z

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Piecing Border strips on the Diagonal

by Judy Whitehead on her blog

Sodypop’s Creative JOurney

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