For my Leaders and Ender's I choose to use 2 1/2" squares. I sorted them in a rainbow and then have a stack of Low Volume prints to match them with. These just sit right next to my machine so they are always convenient.
Start by sewing whatever you happen to be working on. I was working on some Great Granny Squares Bee Blocks when I took these pictures. (Bee blocks always let you do lots of leaders and enders because there isn't a ton of chain stitching ;) When you get to the end of your chain stitched sewing, (mine was only 2) grab a 2 1/2" white square and a 2 1/2" colored square and with right sides together sew a 1/4" seam along the edge. This creates the Leader.
Then clip your project, leaving the Leader in your machine.
Once again, Sew your project aka my bee blocks, and then at the end of your chain stitching, add another Leader by sewing a 2 1/2" colored and white square together.
Now your original leader has become the ender and it is done. Clip the threads between your projects, once again leaving your new leader in the machine. Put your sewn 2 patch in a pile next to your machine and your are ready to do it again. I found it is helpful to leave my little snipping scissors on my sewing table behind my machine. That way whenever I am ready to clip they are right where I need them ;)
So every time you sit down to sew you will have a Leader waiting for you that you will turn into an Ender. At the end of your sewing always add a Leader.
And it just keeps going around and around ;)
And then you can turn your 2 patches into 4 patches and the possibilities are endless from there. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try. Trust me, you are gonna love it!!! I think I will always have 2 1/2" squares next to my machine now ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!