A Comment on Comments
Many of you have left me comments asking questions about my posts. First off, I want to thank you for taking the time to comment - it lets me know that you are actually reading what I write and I am not just a lonely voice in the wilderness.
BUT, Blogger is a funny animal. I cannot RESPOND privately to your comment because Blogger doesn't attach your e-mail address to the comment. So...I have two choices. I can answer questions in the comment section of the post on which you commented (that's kind of a convoluted sentence, isn't it?) or I can respond in another public post. PLEASE don't think I am ignoring you if you don't get a private reply - I'm not. I just don't know how to get hold of you. If you'd like for me to reply privately, you can click on "View Complete Profile" and send me a direct e-mail, or you can leave your e-mail address in your comment.
Now, to Brandi's question in the comments of my last post. Brandi wanted to know what I meant by leaders/enders. A leader/ender is a scrap of fabric or quilt pieces that you run through your machine at the beginning and ending of a set of chain pieces. This eliminates those long tails of thread that you either have to cut off later or that get sucked into your machine when you begin again. I used to use a scrap of fabric (think of it as a threadholder) when I ended chain piecing, but then I realized that I could be actually piecing BLOCKS instead of wasting thread on a scrap. Bonnie has an EXCELLENT tutorial on leaders/enders on her website here. People ask me how I get so many quilts finished with my crazy schedule. Leaders/enders is the answer. You have to do a little pre-cutting and planning, but I've been cutting up scraps into usable sizes for a couple of years now.
Brandi, I hope this helps.