I set my ironing board right in front of the design wall and took down one row at a time, setting them in order on the board. I glued a thin line on the first piece, laid the second in place, pressed with a hot, dry iron, opened the second piece up, glue line on its edge and continued gluing all across the row. After gluing, I hung each strip row on the wall hanging vertically. After sewing the pieces, again chain piecing two rows at a time, I hung them on the other side of the design wall. No pins to fall out, just sew, everything laying absolutely on target. Now, I know it took time to glue them, but honestly, pinning and straightening have to take as long. I think I personally, was much more accurate with nothing slipping. I will pin the rows horizontally and not glue the seams then.
|Seam in the middle of the photo is glued, ready for sewing|
|Ironing board set in front of design wall, forgot to take photo |
when blocks were being glued
|Glued rows waiting for sewing, safety pin row numbers at top|
|Two rows, individual pieces sewn in tandem, waiting for pinning to sew together|