I have been cutting and cutting and cutting strips of fabric for a couple different quilts. Now I am sewing, sewing and sewing. And its a good day to sew as temps have dropped to real fall temps and the wind is blowing from the north. A good day to stay in and sew and I'll share my method for sewing bow ties.
I tried every possible way of sewing this block together including sewing the 4 bias edges to the center square then sewing the Y seam. That works nice if you mark 1/4 inch from the edge for the stopping point. All those short seams and no way to chain piece. I'm a speed demon on the sewing machine; this is my no marks, no pinning method and can be chain sewn so I can sew faster!!!!
First sew opposite sides to the center square either the tie fabric or the background but always in pairs. They can be chain sewn!!!
Press the seams to the center I tried pressing them out. In worked better.
Line up the edges
Sew the seam. I hold a pin where I can feel the seam. Then stop!
Lift the foot, check the seam turn and pivot. I slide my finger between the fabric to get the little kink out then put the foot down.
Line up the bias edge with the square edge, slide your finger between the fabrics to get the kink out and sew the seam, again feel for the seam with the pin.
Stop! Lift foot, check seam, turn and pivot, slide finger.
Line up the edges, put the foot down and sew. Repeat with the next set of block parts. I can chain sew!!!
Doesn't that look nice!?!
I'm making progress but I need to cut some more I need some purples to transition the reds to the blues and there will be a lot or rearranging with these blocks. Its a good day to sew.--Ann--