Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Trimming and Squaring

trimming and squaring reclaimed batik
April 2017
I don't like to trim and square blocks, but it's a necessity for more precise sewing. I bagged the fabric "squares" I salvaged from the batik wrap-around skirt and took them to the sister's sewing retreat.

Tedious tasks are more enjoyable if I can chat while working. I now have a nice stack of 4 inch squares.

What tasks do you find tedious?

11 comments:

  1. I dislike all the trimming necessary when sewing garments. Those squares are so pretty! Glad your tedious task is complete!

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  2. I find kitchen work tedious! It never stays done whereas once a block is trimmed, it stays trimmed! lol
    Nice job on the blocks-'work' always gets done better with friends!

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  3. Good Question! Tedious: dusting!!! tedious: weaving in ends!

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  4. Laundry is tedious. LOL But in quilting, I find that making too many of the same block for a project becomes tedious. I almost always have to play with some other color or other block in the middle of things just to keep from being bored. The little red/white quilt was on the edge of being tedious because it was just 2 colors.

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  5. I think the most tedious is the initial counting to start a cross stitch project. I'm always worried that I counted wrong so I do it three or four times.

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  6. Ah, so that's how you get things to line up so well. I'm not sure I have the patience to be a traditional quilter.

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  7. Yep, that sure is tedious. Back in my hand quilting days I used to hate marking my quilting lines. I would have happily paid someone to do it.

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  8. What a great idea to reuse a batik skirt. The leftover bits look like confetti. I don't know if you would call it tedious but my brain turns upside down when I have to miter corners. That little wedge shaped ruler with the numbers and lines that can be turned six different ways--I think my math skills have atrophied.

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  9. Can't wait to see what you do with these reclaimed squares! I have a tough time with binding quilts and knitting sock #2!

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  10. You asked -- cutting 400+ 4.5" squares. Or sewing lots of small squares together. I like to do easy repetitive sewing with company. It goes so much faster. Enjoy your trimmed up blocks.

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  11. Oh, I'm with you! The trimming and squaring up of endless blocks is my least favorite part of making a quilt, but alas, it must be done. Part of my problem is that I do not have a cutting surface that is a proper height for me. I'm getting too old to use the dining room table.

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