Next Steps

March 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm 2 comments

So, moving along…here we go with making multiple strip sets.  Making several different strip sets helps ensure that each block is slightly different.  Here, I had some three strip sets, and some four strip sets.  I have a few others made as well.

A word on piecing the strips.  By all means, perfection and an accurate 1/4 inch seam are not all that important.  In fact, I made it a point to let the seams go together as they wanted to.  This was in keeping with an improvisational and off-kilter, imperfect design.  Which I love.  Here’s a closeup of the back of one of my seams.

Then, when you have all your strip sets made and  without your straight edge ruler, cut perpindicularly.  The width of each cut should be 2 to 2 1/2 inches.  You’ll end up with many pieces of three and four piece  sub strips.

Pictured are four different strip sets beginning to be cut into sub strips.

Keeping up?  Have I lost you?  Please put all questions in the comments section and I’ll answer them all.  Next post will be about piecing the rectangle together!!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. april  |  March 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

    I haven’t got my fabric yet so I cant quilt along with you for now but I am extcited to see where this is going. Hurry USPS!!

  • 2. Sew Katie Did  |  March 19, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I can’t wait to see how all this turns out! We did some strip piecing in my Improv class last week and it was so fun to see what everyone came in with last night. All so different. I do like to ensure that I have at least a 1/4 inch seam for secure structure in my quilting.

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