For me, the best way to sew Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) is to sew certain seams by hand and others by machine. Hybrid Piecing gives me the best of both worlds—precision, portability and speed.
Sew Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses
Part 3 in this video series explains which seams are prime for machine piecing in order to get a fast start, chain piece, and stay organized. It also explains which seams are best for hand piecing to get maximum “continuous stitching” and perfect inset seams.
I hope you will find the concept interesting. It helps me if you click to “like” the video too.
When you combine hand and machine piecing to sew Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses it doesn’t have to take a lifetime to finish.
I often wonder how many more inspiring and innovative quilt designs Lucy Boston could have finished if she had not been limited to English Paper Piecing. All that time basting and whip-stitching!
Her creativity was amazing. I’m sure she had more designs to share.
Hybrid piecing is one of the amazing benefits of having the sewing lines marked on the fabric but the info applies whether you use Inklingo or not.
New Group! I’ve created a new group on Facebook where you can share your photos of your Patchwork of the Crosses blocks and quilts no matter what method you are using. Please join us.
Links mentioned in Part 3 of the Video
- Main Lucy Boston Page (books, video and shape collections)
- How to make a finger pincushion VIDEO
- Part 1 Templates for POTC VIDEO
- Part 2 Fussy Cutting POTC VIDEO
- Inklingo Beginner’s Page (free shape collection)
I am looking forward to seeing your POTC fabrics and blocks in the new group!
Linda & Monkey