Saturday, May 12, 2012

Christmas Quilt Along - part 3

Well I pulled all my small labeled baggies from the big zip-lock baggy. And I just love to make HSTs so this step of the quilt will put a skip in my step today.

When I teach these, I do like Sue's instructions - the line, sew a 1/4" each side, then cut on the line. Well, to be honest, I don't work that way. I think that is a lot of steps and I am a speed sewer. So I pair up my squares, cut the diagonal, and then speed chain those puppies thru my machine - and she loves it that way. 'Oh, momma, put the pedal to the floor!' When I press and trim up, I will put them into groups of 10 - helps with the 'Senior' counting to be sure.

I have to run some in-town errands - post office, recycle center, bank, etc.... I will be posting my little fun tutorial at noon. So until then, keep those machines humming.

Sewingly Yours,


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said... speedster, you!!

Reenie said...

those colors are wonderful! I have loved every step so far in this mystery....haven't you?

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness...your method will be so much faster...I'm going to try this ...will keep you posted!

Hazel said...

I think if I cut first then sewed, I'd have some very wonky HSTs!

QuiltSue said...

I just always make them this way as I find I can be really accurate. Somehow, if I cut the triangles first, someone makes them go all wibbly-wobbly before I sew them!

Denise :) said...

I like the method of taking a big square and sewing a 1/4" around all four sides, then cutting across both diagonals. And yes, I think I'd prefer your speed piecing method over the drawing and measuring and everything! Have a GREAT day, Sharon! :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Enjoying all your Christmas sewing.