I have made many Schnibble patterns from Miss Rosies Quilt Company as part of the Schnibbles of the Year.
About half way through sewing them all, I discovered this little tip I thought I would share with you…
Many of the quilts have a piano key border. I have been sewing the borders as a “leader and ender” project. Every time I sew the pieces of a strip together, rather than cut off the thread, I sew two pieces of the border together. I leave that piece in the sewing machine and then sew another piece of the strip together. I continue doing this…..Right now, my X-rated Schnibble quilt is about half finished.
My borders are almost sewn together and I am sure will be done by the time the center is finished. It will be such a treat to have the border pieces sewn once the top is finished. I’ll be able to just keep on sewing rather than stop and piece the border together. It’s just a little tip but one that I believe really saves time.
What a great idea!!!! Looks good so far.
I love the fabrics you are using! Did these come as a kit with the pattern, or are these just left over bits you have at your own house?
Lovely idea…..I see your in a hurry! Hee!! I know, I know….lots of projects and little time.
Great hint! I’m getting ready to start my first Schnibbles quilt. I’ll follow your hint for the border. Thanks!
What a great idea! I love that pattern-it’ll probably be my first quilt from that book.