Half square triangles are incredibly popular blocks in quilting, as you have seen in The Bee Hive! The strip pieced HST method is a little bit magical — you can use a 2. Note that this method will yield bias-edged HSTs, which can be more prone to stretching out of shape more easily than a straight-grain edge.
Tube piecing means that much sewing gets done on tubes, but the final product is still a flat piece. The two photos on the left above show examples of small tubes with a good view of their holes. Each row in the quilt contains twenty symmetric parallelograms, and each parallelogram has horizontal girth equal to three inches.
Because when you start with strips, you can take a design in endless directions. Of course, you can keep things simple by stitching quilt strips into rows, which makes for a beautiful design in itself. But you can also stack, whack, slice, slash, stagger, shuffle, and then sew strips back together.
Labor Day fast approaching, summer is quickly coming to an end, and the Christmas countdown has begun. Having them precut is a great timesaver, especially considering the multitude of quilt patterns written for them. For example, last year I made Waterfall for my in-laws using a jelly roll of the Latitude collection by Kate Spain for Moda and was actually able to finish it in time for Christmas.
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Strip piecing is a time-saving method that can help you sew quick and easy quilts. The strip set is cut apart to yield segments that replace two or more pieces of fabric. Quilt and quilt block patterns that include strip piecing methods usually have instructions on how to sew the fabrics together to create strip sets.
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Diane Harris saves you time in helping you make smoother, long strips and sub cutting them into smaller units for strip piecing. You will learn tips like how to line up the selvages, pressing the fabric to get out the wrinkles, what sewing feet you can use, and making sure it is smooth at the fold. Also, make sure to use the fold as the reference point.
Strip-piecing is one of the most basic, time-saving methods when it comes to quilting. This usually consists of sewing long strips of fabric often strips the width of fabric yardage together and then rotary cutting across the strips to create smaller units that are already pieced. Today I want to share a few simple tips that will help the accuracy of strip-piecing projects. In the process I will demonstrate a simple quilt project.