Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This set up works very well. I sew on the sewing machine. Then I can swivel my chair and press the seams. There is also a garbage can right there so I can trim off threads and get them out of the way. It has really streamlined the putting this quilt together.
Since the order of the strips is very important, I started safety pinning the top of the seams together. That way I could take more strips at a time. If you pin it right on the seam, it does not get in the way of sewing the one before it. That helped move the work along faster.
The picture above is a small section of strips after they are sewed together. At this point I was taking 2 strips at a time, sewing them together and pressing them. Then I took them back to the quilt and put them back in the pattern so it doesn't get mixed up. That is very important. Grandma Hart even does it that so she doesn't get confused.
This is a picture of the whole quilt laid out ready to start sewing the strips together. If you noticed there is an extra row on the far side of the quilt. I took it off and now it is totally ready. Also note that it is bigger than the fabric under it.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I was doing some figuring for the final size of this quilt. The length is about the size it will be. I only have 4 small seams to put the center strips together. The width, however, is different story. I will take out a 1/2 inch for each seam across the quilt. It will be alot more narrow. I need to put on several more rows to make a regular quilt. So glad I thought of that before I started putting it together.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
This is pretty much what I have done now.
Here are the fabrics for another quilt. The cute fabric with the rockets and planets was very light, so I backed it with a white cotton. I already had 2 of the fabrics, so I just added a couple. It has worked out really well so far. Better get back to it.