City Sampler Sew Along: Blocks 25, 26, and 27

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This post is part of the City Sampler Sew Along.
For more information or to see blocks completed so far, click here!
Emily – Hey everybody, have you been sewing your blocks? Some people sew ahead of schedule, other stay right with the QAL. What do you do? I love sewing each of these blocks and have had a tendancy to run ahead. Sometimes I just can’t stop! :o). It’s easy because each block is different so I don’t get bored doing the same thing over and over.

Something that has helped me to save time and thread is I’ve started using a “leader” and an “ender”. If you’re not familiar with this you can read more about it HERE ( Most people use it when chain piecing but I’ve found it to help with this too. Since these blocks have lots of different pieces I end up sewing a small section and removing it from my machine, then starting another section. This way I can sew a section of block, finish with my “ender” (usually a small scrap from the garbage), then have that “ender” become my “leader” for the next section I sew. I think it’s saving thread but more than that it’s saving my sanity from having all those long trailing threads hanging around.
Here’s my blocks from this week:

Block 25

Block 26

Block 27
 Try a “leader” and “ender” with the next blocks. It takes a little getting used too, but you might like it! HAPPY SEWING!

So, if you are sewing along at home, be sure to link up ONLY blocks 25, 26, and 27 in this post (you will have time to link up your other blocks in future posts). Please link up separately for each block. As a reminder, you can link to your blog post, Flickr, or wherever else you are hosting your pictures. You must link up here on this post in order to be eligible for the monthy prize, to be awarded on July 31st!

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