Lay out and whip-stitch together!If I need to pack up the project to have it ready for some travel sewing, I get my layout the way I like and then pin "baste" into rows and columns:
|These are 7 inch finished Hot Pad blocks|
that I've laid out to audition placement
before whip-stitching together
I put my finished blocks right sides together and
whip-stitch from the back:
Use a matching thread and just whip-stitch away!Doesn't take much time at all...
but I love to hand-stitch,
so maybe it does take some time and I just don't realize it :) .
From Hot Pad blocks to entire FINISHED quilt in no time at all!
This entire method of Hot Pad or Pot Holder blocks came from
Civil War times...and from this great book:
about the quilts of the ladies aid societies.
(More info about this Pot Holder method