Monday, February 23, 2009

Great Technique for Storing Your Blocks Before You Sew

Ever time consumingly lay out all your pieces for a block or quilt, only to have them haphazardly picked up and YOU FORGET WHERE YOU picked them up from said lay out?  Well, join the club.  This is a little something I learned the other day and I thought it was pretty neat and am passing it along.  

You cut out your pieces, in this case, I'm still working on my KS 1 inch hexagon quilt.  Using a needle you stack the 6 hexes and 1 hex to make your flower and pierce it with needle and run thread up the middle with the knot at the back of the stack.  This holds your stacks of flowers, so they don't go slipping and sliding out of order and you don't end up cutting unnecessarily.  Remove the needle and cut the thread short, but, too short that the flowers slide off the thread.  Do not knot the thread so you can remove the stacks.  

Great tip to use with hexagon quilts!


jovaliquilts said...

What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Libby said...

What a great tip! The thing I love most about working with hexagons is their portability.

The Calico Cat said...

cool idea!


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