Tuesday Tutorials: Making Accurate Strip Sets | McCall’s Quilting Blog

Patterson Kathy 70px Tuesday Tutorials: Making Accurate Strip SetsMany quilt designs and quilt block patterns require us to make strip sets, sewing multiple long fabric strips together. Whether they are then used as is in the design, or cut into segments, this bit of strip quilting seems easy, right? Sew a bunch of strips together…ta dah! But without a little attention to detail, your strip sets can end up wonky or even unusable, and nobody wants that.

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Make sure fabric hangs straight before cutting strips for piecing.

 

That’s why we taped a short video with tips for making accurate strip sets. From cutting the strips, to best practices for sewing them together, to essential tips for pressing, it’s all included in a FREE 5 minute video!

 

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A little attention to pressing pays off in much straighter strip sets.

 

And when you’ve mastered your strip-set making skills, your patchwork will be much the better for it. Blocks like the Joseph’s Star patterned in the May/June 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting will go together easy as pie!

 

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The Joseph’s Star Block, from May/June 2013 McCall’s Quilting (see below)

 

Watch the FREE video here, and get ready for your next strip quilting adventure!

Remember, you can watch any of our free MQU how-to-quilt video lessons any time day or night—click here to see the full selectionAnd don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—access them all right here!

 

 

Check out these projects to use your new strip piecing skills!

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