Quilting Speed Experiment
How fast do you quilt without sacrificing your accuracy?
Let’s get a running poll on how fast everyone can get, while maintaining accuracy so there is no need for unsewing.
Please post a comment below on your quilting speed trial runs here.
What do you need to accomplish this task?
- A sewing machine (unless you want to time your hand piecing skills, then say hand piecing)
- A timer that counts upwards. A good online timer I use all the time is found here.
Some strips or blocks you want to sew:
- The number of strips or blocks you’re sewing
- The width of strips (for informational purposes, not for speed calculations)
- The length of one strip (or just the total length in all if you’re doing unbroken borders) and we can just multiply by the number of strips.
Get your strips ready to sew (personally recommend without pins, but do what you want, just be careful about removing pins) place them in front of your machine.
Hit the timer, sew (carefully, but fast) until the end of the last strip, chain piecing the strips, making sure the strips line up correctly for your project (which could mean some starts and stops).
As soon as you are done sewing all the strips, hit stop on the timer.
Send me information on:
- The type of machine you have (for information sake)
- Total number of strips sewn
- Length of one strip
- Amount of time to sew all the strips together
- Width of the strip (for information sake)
And I’ll calculate the speed for you.
If you do anything special like glue/fuse your edges, let me know. Or if you use pins, how does that affect the results.
Or if you are sewing wonky and don’t have to line up your pieces to make them match, tell me that too.
My results will be in the first comment, and I may try to set up a google spreadsheet if there is interest.
EDIT: I have compiled the results as of February 1, on a blog post, which can be found on the quilting velocity results post.
Feel free to continue to time yourself and see if you are faster or slower than our average! Keep leaving comments here if you would like!