|Super speedy chain piecing has left me with a nice pile of blocks to press|
Basically, chain-piecing is a method to speed up piecing patchwork blocks. It works especially well when you are in the early stage of making a quilt and need to sew, I don't know, several hundred (or thousand) small units together.
First, prepare all the units that you want to sew together. I like to use lots of pins, so I pin as many units as I have pins for, and then put them in a pile next to my sewing machine.
And so on and so on.
Once you have your big long chain of stitched units, you simply go along and snip the threads between each unit so they are separated. Easy, right?
In case you are like me, and find watching someone do a technique really helpful, here is a little video of me chain-piecing. My sister did all the filming and editing, as well as adding the rather jaunty music. I never thought I would do a video for my blog, but it was actually a lot of fun (mostly because I didn't have to do anything apart from sew!).
So, are you a chain-piecing convert? And what do you think of my video?