Friday, July 17, 2015

Crafty Comment Karma and a Poll About Piecing

Written by Laura Chaney, daughter

Oh Internet Friends, where is the love for solids?!? Given that solids were my "gateway fabric" into quilting, I'm just so surprise that not a single person chose solids, although 27% did refuse to make the choice between the two.

This week's poll is about piecing your quilts. Although I do most of my regular piecing by machine, many years ago I took class from Jinny Beyer on hand piecing. It was a super fun class, and I enjoyed one of the main points she made about how hand piecing allows you to take your sewing projects with you everywhere.

This is one of the reasons I love doing English Paper-Piecing and always pack my Yazzi kit with my never ending Grandmother's Flower Garden project in my bag when I travel. Now it's your turn! Weigh in below and share any other thoughts in the comments!

How do you piece your quilts?

Hand piecing
Machine piecing
It depends, I love them both!
Poll Maker

And now on to the link-up!

Crafty Comment Karma


  1. up until about 5 years ago just about every single one of my quilts was totally done by hand - now as I get older and develop some arthritis I have gotten better sewn machines and do it both ways now but hand work is always my favorite way to get things done.

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  3. My 2 introductory/beginner quilt classes, back in the 80s, were all hand piecing and quilting instruction. I think they gave me a great foundation for the machine piecing I do now...I am not afraid of curves or y-seams, and take on hand quilting now and then. I did draw immediately away from appliqué, and still do :) your polls are fun! I really do love solids and am on a "regimen" for increasing my supply of them, but if I had to choose only one or the other, prints would win, I think :)