Sunday, April 24, 2011

Leaders and Enders!

Hi all!

I thought that I would share the video we did yesterday on leaders and enders.  I have been using 2" squares for about 9 years or so as my leaders and enders and I have done so many projects with them.  If you would like to see the method in a nutshell you can see it in this post from 2006.  I absolutely love how you get a project from basically nothing with them!  My video features the 2" square Accuquilt Go! die but you can definitely cut these by hand.  I cut by hand for years before I got this die.

When I teach classes I frequently show my leaders and enders method so I thought that making a video would be a great idea since so many people have not yet heard of this great method.  Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville has made this method pretty famous in the quilting world but believe it or not I heard about this method years before from a fellow quilter and just fell in love with it!  Bonnie even has a book out on leaders and enders which is wonderful and well worth checking out if you're interested.  She uses many different shapes and sizes as leaders and enders; but, I guess I just love my 2" squares!

So, have you made any leaders and enders projects?  If you have I would love to see them - maybe you could share them on my Facebook page?


Mary said...

Great little video. I am going to give this a try as I have the 2" die.

Impera Magna said...

Another great video... and very very tempting. I've been trying to resist investing in a GO cutter but I see one in my future...

Thanks for sharing your new video!

Gene Black said...

Great video! I love doing leaders and enders, but I haven't yet done enough of them to make a finished quilt top.

Mary Ann said...

Your leaders and enders idea is just great - awesome that you're using AccuQuilt to help you - I love using their dies on the Go!, too.

susan said...

Katrina, my Iteck guy is helping me post these to your site. This is the leaders and enders project I told you about. Next week I hope I can post shots of my sewing room for you.
View Photo 1
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Jeri said...

I'm guilty of just using 2 leaders and enders over & over, this video just changed my way of thinking & I also have a GO so I will for sure be doing it! Thank You.