Matching Seams

After finishing the 4 baby quilt tops, it was time to move on to a t-shirt quilt.

A longarm quilting friend asked if I’d put the t-shirt top together, and she will do the quilting. The client wanted green sashing with no corner stones. As mentioned in a previous post, I like to use corner stones to help keep the blocks all lined up nice and straight.

It just seems more time consuming to me to match up blocks from row to row without the use of corner stones. Here’s how I solved that problem.

Mark a chalk line from sewn seam on to sashing.

Pin next row matching seams with drawn chalk line.

Stitch seam, aligning blocks up nice and straight.

Rows all lined up with out corner stones. And ready to head back to the longarm quilter.

Mystery quilt: making a little progress with more trees pieced, and 2 more blocks pieced.

Last week’s to-do list:

  1. Finish up one more baby quilt for charity. ✔️ I have a total of 4 tops completed.
  2. Keep working on Mystery quilt.  ✔️ Slow going, but progress.

This week’s to-do list:

  1. Finish piecing Mystery quilt top.

Linking to To-Do Tuesday.

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2 Responses to “Matching Seams”

  1. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! I am just about to start on a Harley Davidson t-shirt quilt. That is exactly how I line up my rows, and I agree that cornerstones make it so much easier. Seeing your pictures reminds me of how little time it takes to extend that stitching line with chalk or marker through the border for the next row to meet up. Your mystery quilt is sure coming along nicely! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Christine Slaughter Says:

    That is such a simple, yet genius, tip! I remember trying to line up blocks without corner stones a while back and was using pins to try to extend the “lines”, and was struggling. I’m face-palming myself for not thinking of drawing the lines. And I’m laughing. A lot. LOL!!

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