I wrote this post planning on using it to go along with the pinwheel quilt tutorial I’ll be posting soon. But after I was done, I realized it applies to any quilt you might make.
This post might or might not seem like common sense. Either way, I’ve listed some things I do to speed up the quilting process a bit. It’s nothing earth-shattering, but when I started quilting, I didn’t do them. Now I do, and quilting is even better than it used to be!
First, I usually cut all my fabric at the same time.
I make stacks of cut fabric and stacks of blocks waiting to be sewn. There’s usually no reason to completely finish one block at a time. This is a stack of small blocks waiting to be sewn together.
Chain piece. It saves time and a little money.
This one specifically applies to my pinwheel block tutorial. Don’t just cut one block at a time. Cut as many as you can get under your quilt ruler.
Same thing when ironing. Take a whole stack and iron them all at once.
And there you have it. Told you it was nothing earth-shattering.
And like I said earlier, these steps can be applied to any quilt you make. There’s rarely a reason to just make on block at a time, unless you just like to work that way, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it may just take a little longer.