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Advanced Chain - Piecing : Tecnhique to Save Time and Thread

So on the weekend, I started making the Boomerang Pattern by Glenda Wilder Designs which uses 5" charm squares and in the pattern Glenda suggests following the technique of advanced chain piecing. 

I said to myself " Advanced? What does that mean?" .  I've been chain piecing for years but didn't know there were different ways of doing it. So I went onto to Youtube to do some research.  

After watching a few videos, I set to organizing my pieces with a number system and I got to piecing.

My first attempt, I did not think about the direction of my prints and had to rip a few seams and start over. No big deal! I learned from my mistake!

I have pieced 10 rows by 13 columns in 35 minutes and they are all waiting to be pressed and lined up to assemble my rows. Then voila! I will have a quilt top. This technique saved me sew much time! Not to mention that I only had to cut my thread one time for each row. That makes my favourite Aurifil 50 Wt Dove coloured thread.

Here are some photos of my progress.


For my full video on my new discovery, check out the Facebook video at our page.

Here is my  favourite tutorial for advanced chain piecing.

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