Remember when I was cutting up all the red and white scraps from this pile?
The next photo I showed you was a red and white tile pattern that was very easy.
I was making two chair covers for the two red recliners that the dogs love to lay in. I finished piecing them over the weekend and now I’ve got to get them quilted before I want to decorate for Christmas.
Rectangles were cut 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Ten across by 15 down. Oh, so so easy! And while I was cutting the rectangles, I also cut red squares and light squares measuring 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ and sewed the squares together as a leader-ender project.
Most of you are probably familiar with Bonnie Hunter’s leader – ender technique. But for those who don’t……..
Each time I finished sewing rectangles together, I sewed a pair of red and light squares together instead of using a scrap of fabric to start sewing with. We call that scrap of fabric a Herman. When I finished I had this many squares already sewed together and now I’ll press them and make 4 patches. It’s a great way to work on two projects at the same time. Tell me – do YOU use this method? You can’t believe how much thread you save!
Update – my eye is good – no problems. There’s sure a lot of eye drops to deal with however.
I have enjoyed knowing more about CCC from readers who commented- I’m going online to read more – SO interesting!
It’s a nice afternoon – I guess I’ll go out and mow some leaves.