Sewing Better with Chain Piecing Strips

I have a special place in my heart for chain piecing blocks, but did you know that it’s also useful for sewing long strips like borders or binding together?

After piecing two strips right sides together on the short end, flip the free end of the top piece back, and put the next piece on top! Then you can snip the connecting threads or use a gadget to clip them. In this case, the 10″ strips for one of the borders in The Nope! Quilt were perfect for this process.

I do find that it works best with pieces that are at least 3″ x 8″. Any “fatter” than that and it gets awkward to flip the piece back and the fabric pulls when attaching the next piece.

Do you have any quilting tips for piecing long strips together?

Author: Pam

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