Once you get the hang of it, sewing and quilting is very relaxing and enjoyable. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to speed up the process. After all, how are you going to make all the quilts that you are dreaming of in your head if each one takes forever to piece?
That is where chain piecing comes in and I show you how to do it in today’s video. With chain piecing, you sew like pieces together all at once without breaking your thread. This method saves time, because instead of sewing each block individually, you are able to sew parts of the block together all at once in an assembly line fashion.
Then you can follow it up by pressing, joining rows and pressing again, all in assembly line fashion, saving you boat loads of time.
Plus, as a beginner, it will help you develop the muscle memory you need to get comfortable with sewing so you can do it without too much thinking … or while you are watching Netflix. Although I do suggest you avoid action movies or anything too sexy while sewing. Too much looking up to see the screen. Bingeable series are the best for sewing background noise.
I suggest you do one block just to get the process down while following along with the Split Nine Patch video tutorial from yesterday. Then sew the remaining 15 blocks using chain piecing to speed up the completion of your quilt blocks so you are ready to piece your top together sooner!
And since we know it can be expensive to start quilting, we have a special coupon just for our Beginner Quilting students. With this one-time use coupon, you can save 20 percent on everything in the Beginner Quilting category on our website.
That includes all of your notions and in-stock fabric from QT Fabrics, our class sponsor! We also have creates a few quilt kits for the Split Nine Patch pattern and have made digital versions of the quilts so you’ll know you love it before you start sewing.
The coupon will be sent to you via email after you download your FREE pattern to go along with this course. Click here to download your free copy.
Other videos in the series:
- Beginner Class Introduction
- Must Have Quilting Supplies and Tools
- How to Read a Quilt Pattern
- What’s the Difference??? Quilt Shop vs. Chain Store Fabric
- How to Use a Rotary Cutter
- 3 Ways to Sew a Perfect Quarter-Inch Seam Every Time
- How to Sew a Split Nine Patch Quilt Block
- How to Assemble a Quilt Top
- How to Layer and Baste a Quilt aka Make the Quilt Sandwich