Preview Patchwork

Hi Everybody

I jumped right in and started sewing together the “Bee Patchwork Quilt”.  Either by luck or good judgement most of the squares lined up.  I am not going to beat myself up if some are slightly out though I know it looks better overall if all lines are perfectly horizontal and vertical.  Remember this is my first go and will be a learning curve.

Take a look and see what you think.

Picture 1 – only sewed together in squares of 4

bee quilt 1

Picture 2,3 and 4 – individual blocks


Just a quick question – the squares appear to fray a lot – anybody got a good idea to stop this.  I don’t have a machine that overlocks edges.  Any tips let me know.

Bye for now




4 thoughts on “Preview Patchwork

  1. Well done. Life’s too short to make every square line up.
    Not sure about fraying. You don’t usually need to do anything to the edges of patchwork pieces, but if yours are fraying a lot a zigzag stitch down the edges might help as long as the zigzag doesn’t show through when you press the patchwork. Are you sure it’s a problem?


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