I have been enjoying seeing all the different blocks being made for the 100 Days 100 Blocks sewalong (see here for more info). I’ve worked out a plan to keep me organized so that I don’t get behind – I’m trying to have between 10-15 blocks sewn ahead of time. Here’s how I do it:
Step 1: Gather fabric and book, ziplock bags and Sharpie
Step 2: Open book to correct block, number bag, then choose fabrics and put in bag. Put bag aside and choose fabric for next block. I usually do about 10 blocks at a time.
Step 3: Go to cutting mat, and cut out each piece for each block, putting cut pieces into correct bag. Once I’ve finished cutting a fabric, I put it into a separate pile, and only pick new fabrics (except solids) for the next lot of blocks, till all my Flower Sugar has been used at least once, then they all get put back together so I can start again.
Step 4: I usually place the pieces for each block on a design board, which makes chain piecing easier. Chain piece as much as you can, and don’t forget your leaders and enders project (see here).
Step 5: Once sewn and pressed, place each block back into correct numbered bag.
Step 6: Tick off these blocks to show that they are sewn together.
Step 7: Take photos. I have added a column to indicate which blocks I’ve photographed.
Step 8: Place all numbered blocks in their bags into the large ziplock bag to await the end of the 100 days when they can all be sewn together.
And there you have it! I’m sure there are lots of different ways to keep track of all this, but I thought this might be helpful to someone. If you have a tip, please leave it in a comment!
Till next time,