The piecing for Zoe’s Quilt is all done!! Just wanted to give you a suggestion for piecing a large quilt, do it in sections. Unfortunately, I don’t have a place to hang it and get a picture of the whole top, without moving furniture. Once it is quilted I can hang it on a rack, so I will get a picture of the whole quilt.
I like to join the blocks in rows and then when the rows are sewn together, the rows are joined. The issue is that the rows are dangling by threads and it can get to be a bit of a mess, when you have a lot of blocks in this case, 72. So I joined them in two long sections. I should have divided it into quarters and that would have been even easier.
Make sure you stop a few inches from the end of the seam. These gaps are finished when the sections are sewn together.
Here is a closeup of sewing the rows together. I always place the pin with the point facing the foot, that way I can slowly draw out the pin, as the needle approaches, so the joining stays together, until the needle penetrates the fabrics.
After joining the sections, finish each row.
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