Saturday, January 21, 2012

How Do You Do It?

My local quilt group is making some super scrappy (read: random) quilt tops to donate to the Women's and Children's Alliance.  We recently did some baby quilts so we wanted these to be bigger in size for older children.  The tops are made from 5" squares and there are 11x13.  After I pieced together 4 rows, I was wondering about doing them a different way...making larger squares (I was thinking just sewing 4 together in a 2x2, but could probably even do more).  I didn't know if this would be easier than wrangling the longer rows.  My mind has just always thought to do rows, not sure why, maybe it's based on what type of thinker/right brain/left brain thing we are so I wondered if that's how most people do it.  How do you do it?  Would one way be easier/faster and maybe even more accurate as far as where all points line up?


Marjorie said...

My preference is rows. I find that I'm less likely to get lost and grab the "wrong" piece or get sections spun around. It also helps me to be consistent on the direction that I'm pressing seams. When I was working on mine, I found it helped to join the first few rows, then work 2 or 3 rows at a time and join them to the finished quilt as they were done rather than waiting and joining all the rows at the end.

Nicole said...

I'm like you - I think more in rows. You'll have to let me know which way works up faster for you. I wanted to let you know that the sugar cookies are definitely chewy, not cake like.