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Hand Piecing

When you're hand-piecing a project, organize your pieces so they'll be ready to go when you are. Knot a long piece of thread, and stick it through one set of pieces, tie a knot, then bring it through the next set and so on. You'll have a continuous strand of sets! - Amy in Virginia

When doing hand piecing and you need to do a quick press of a seam, use a clothespin. Take the clothespin apart and do a gentle press with the slanted end of the wood pin half." - Myrtle in California

I know I read this somewhere so just passing this on. If you handquilt or handpiece, thread a package of needles onto your spool of thread-- one right after the other, then knot the end. All of your needles will stay on the spool. As you need one, pull one needle with the length of thread needed and cut and tie another knot on the thread still attached to the spool. You will get fewer knots and tangles in your thread and will not have to stop for a while to thread a needle. - Beverley in Mississippi

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