Monday, March 11, 2013

The Bee in my Bonnet Row Along - Sewing the Rows Together...YaY!!!

Good Monday morning cute people!
I hope you all had a super sew-y weekend:)

It's time to join all of the rows in the

together at last!


I've been waiting for this day:)

Feel free to sew yours in whatever order you wish...
or you can do it just like I did.
 But keep in mind a few things before sewing them together.

1. Make sure that all of your rows measure the same width.

2. Make sure that your top row is one that already has the 
background sashing sewn onto the top and bottom.

3. Continue by alternating a row with 
no sashing and a row with sashing.
This way you will be sure to end up
 with sashing in between each row
and sashing along the bottom.

4. You can never pin too much!!!
When you are sewing two rows together...
find the center of each row by 
folding them in half and
 place your first pin there.
Continue pinning out from each side...
 begin sewing them together and 
remove the pins as you go.

5. Always sew a little slower than 
normal when sewing rows together.
If you sew too fast...
it is easy to get off on your 
1/4" seam allowance and 
end up with "wavy" rows.

6. By sewing slowly...
you will also be able to make sure 
that all of the seams stay the 
direction that you pressed them and 
not flip the wrong way.

7. If you have followed all of my measurements
 exactly for each row...
It will measure correctly
for all of your rows to be sewn together.
This measurement is necessary for the 
inner borders and pieced border to fit:)

Start sewing:) 

I hope all of you are still
 having fun with the row along...
it's almost summer which means the 
Bee in my Bonnet Row Along
will officially come to an end on July 1st...
so you better hurry!

Have a sewing your rows together 
quilty kind of day!

You can now pre-order my book with the Row Along quilt pattern and several more blocks and 10 more projects included!
or on the sidebar of my blog to pre-order

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elena piña garcia said...

So so cute Lori, really fantastic fianl quilt!! ONce again, congratulations from Spain

Lluisa Munoz said...

It looks so lovely, I wish I could do it, I am definitely gonna try, I need some more in my days :)

Have a great week!

Lluisa x

Lesley said...

Your quilt is stunning! Each and every row is exquisite!

trish said...

Oh my goodness Lori!! So so cute!!! I love how your quilt turned out. :0) I finished another row over the weekend and will work on another today. :0)

Tilkkureppu said...

Todella ihana peitto! Kova työ ja hienosti yhdistelty, pidän kovasti!

Tilkkureppu said...

Todella hieno peitto! Kova työ ja hienosti yhdistelty. Pidän kovasti!

Jeanie said...

Although I'm not actually doing any of the sewing, this is the cutest sew along that I've ever seen! Just darling! Maybe someday I'll make the rows too. Just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed these rows, even though I'm not actually participating. Thanks for the inspriration!

ritabcaldwell said...

It's gorgeous and I love following your blog. I feel like I'm part of block of week instead of block of the month.
Have a great day!!

Lauren Wood said...

I have been working on this row along since december. I have been looking everyday since wednesday on how to sew it together. It looks so wonderful. I have only the basket row to finish. Off to sew now. I have loved every minute. Just beautiful

Kristi said...

Have printed off instructions to all the rows, but I want to use bright, cute fabric like yours!! I'm currently living in Belgium where fabric, when I can find it, is very expensive. LOVE your blog!!

gilly said...

OOh, so exciting! I'm still 2 rows behind - need to catch up quickly as I can't wait to sew it all together.
Thanks again for this lovely Row ALong - it's been loads of fun and a great learning experience for me.

Ramona said...

I only have the apple and mug rows done so far, but can't wait to make some more. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us.

Amber said...

OK. Now I'm really sad I didn't join the row along. I just didn't have the time for another project but maybe someday soon I'll come back and do it on my own. I love it!!!


Jolana said...

WOW!!! The result is georgous!!! Lovely!
Have a great day, Jolana

•stephanie• said...

i really love the tulips as the top row.
it's hard to choose, but i think they're my favorite.
i'm so confused, though.
today is monday.
my brain can only comprehend rowing along on wednesdays.

PamKittyMorning said...

Yikes I better get busy, I thought you might wait another week to show the whole thing.. I can't wait to get sewing!

Lois (AKA Onnie) said...

This is just too cute! When do you start the next one? I want in!!

Nanette Merrill said...

I have been waiting for this day!!! I want to get it finished up. Maybe this weekend. So much taking my time. But I am going to get it done before I go to Pollys. I love yours

betweens said...

i love this row by row. I have been following for a long time and know that i will make it and want it on my home wall. This is the perfect home sweet home quilt to display

Linda H said...

Love love this quilt top it is so cute can't wait for the border thanks so much for this row along.

Patricia said...

I am all done with my rows! Can't wait to sew them all together. Love it. You are an amazing designer.
Tricia Tolton

greg said...

Yay! Can't wait to get started laying out my rows. I had to do a little bit of unsewing of my butterfly row today to fix a mistake that only I would notice. Now the layout can begin!

karen said...

The row along looks super! Can't wait to see what kind of borders you add.

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