Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chain Quilting

Everyone that quilts does some sort of chain piecing. You feed in piece after piece of fabric to the sewing machine without cutting the thread. This saves both time and thread and you end up with a clothes line full of pieces sewn together. Along the same line I was chain quilting on sunday. I loaded a piece of backing fabric onto my frame and quilted one table runner after another using up some of the smaller pieces of batting that I had. Ended up quilting 5 table runners on the same backing fabric with the same thread. Saved me lots of time.

I hope to get all of these runners bound and finished by the weekend. Gives me some hand stitching to do while watching TV at night.

Did you vote today? From the news it looked like huge lines everywhere. I went to my local polling place about 8:45 and was in and out in 10 minutes, quick and easy. makes me think the news media searched all over for the longest lines and then put that on the news to make it look like that was the norm everywhere. Hope it doesn't scare people away from voting.


1 comment:

Lori in South Dakota said...

Yup, I just did that--loaded two small quilts side by side, same thread etc. Saved me a lot of time!