How do you sew quicker? Is it possible?

There are a ton of products on the market that claim to make your sewing easier, faster, more accurate. 

I put one to the test – Quilters grid fusible interfacing from Bosal. It’s no secret I love their other products like foam so I was eager to give this one a try! It comes in grids of varying square sizes, I tried the 2.5” size to use with a mini charm. 

quilters grid interfacing

Sewing lots of squares together does actually take a fair amount of time and organization. When I tell you this cut my time in half- believe it! 

 All you have to do is cut out a piece that is the same number of squares that you want to sew together. I did 2 grids that are 3×3 each.

What’s great is that you can see everything laid out so you won’t make a mistake and mix up a row when sewing! This is especially useful when you’re working on projects like the Flower Vase Quilt or Embroidery Flower Quilt from Tilda. 

sew faster easier more accurately

Take these over to your ironing board and fuse. It doesn’t take long because the interfacing is so, so thin.

sew quicker fusible interfacing

At your machine fold a row over so right sides face together. Sew with your scant 1/4”, and then repeat, folding down each row as you go. 

sewing mini charm 2.5 inch squares

Then once all the rows are sewn in one direction, rotate your block and sew down the other direction, making sure to fold your seams over the same way. 

sewing mini charm pack squares

Give it a press and you’re done! I can definitely see myself laying out and fusing everything for my project in one batch so that I can just sew, sew, sew! 

The trick Alicia noticed is to make sure on each block you are sewing in the same direction every time. Like do vertical and then horizontal on each block. She notices there’s a scant 1/8” difference which I circled after rotating my blocks. Then when you’re putting it all together everything will line up nicely. 

sew in the same direction every time

I found it really adds minimal bulk to my project, makes sewing quicker and easier, and lowers my chance of errors!

I hope you’ll give it a try. Happy stitching!



Michelle Brassens

Hi, I’m Michelle! I’ve never met a craft I didn’t like. Sewing however was where I really found my groove! So I left behind life as a pastry chef and concentrated on making things with fabric instead of food. I work at Dinkydoo Fabrics now and get to write about sewing and quilting for work. Stick with me and I’ll show you all kinds of tips and tricks, from beginner to expert maker level. Can’t wait!