Love this class! I've already incorporated a few time-saving steps into my process:
making a chipboard template of one of my patterns (with more to come)
avoiding (or at least reducing) thread color changes
chaining my pieces instead of stopping to clip threads so often
I'm also keeping an eye on where else I can group tasks at different stations and would like to try cutting multiple layers of fabric at once.
I used the new chipboard template to quickly cut out the materials for these little dog collars and they went much faster than the previous batch (shown below):
And took advantage of reducing thread color changes! Normally with this many different fabrics I'd select way more thread colors, but for this batch of 6 poo bag dispensers I stuck with a brown and a dark grey, which allowed me to split them into 2 sets of three. It was a huge improvement over my old way of doing it.
I also did a lot of chaining with this batch as well.