I love that there's a whole vocabulary for this that I never knew.
"Threadsavers" "thread catcher" "threadbunny" "Leaders and enders" "Drive on"
It reminds me of this lovely ABC book I checked out from the library to read to my friend's 2-year-old.
There are thousands of "A if for..." books out there, but this one is really so charming.
There needs to be an equally charming Quilting ABC book, we quilters certainly have enough vocabulary.
If I write it, will you draw? I mean, someone needs to write a quilting book for the toddler set. I've read a few kid's story books featuring quilting and I really only liked this one:
Do you have any recommendations for kid's story books about quilting/quilts/quilters?
I spent part of today thinking about good projects to piece as "leaders and enders" instead of making and throwing out threadbunnies. It seems like you'd want a simple pattern for a leaders and enders project. I've started a gallery of ideas that contains mostly quilts that are simple squares or half-square triangles (I would piece the half-square triangles using the sew then cut method.)
If you look at the gallery and have any more ideas for me, let me know (comment here or on the flickr gallery) and I'll add the idea to the gallery.
Someone asked if there was a tutorial for chain piecing. I found this one online:
I must say, her machine is a bit smoother than mine as she's always able to slip the next piece of fabric under the foot. I do have to pick up my presser foot a smidge sometimes to put the next piece of fabric onto the feed dogs (sorry, no video capability in my house at the moment!)
Actually, the stack-and-whack blocks that she's piecing would be suitable for leaders and enders, too. Hmmm....