Thursday, October 13, 2011

Faster Piecing Part 4: Strip Piecing from Two Fat Quarters

Tailoring Thursdays™, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Sewers
Faster Piecing: Strip Piecing from Two Fat Quarters


Instead of cutting strips and sewing them together, you can get a bunch of strips just using two fat quarters, a ruler and a few lines of stitching. 


1.  Take two fat quarters and place right sides together.


2.  Draw a line 1/4" in from the 22" edge of your fat quarter.
 

3.  For the rest of this fat quarter project series, you will need 2" strips in this step. 

You can make any width strips you want by measuring out that same amount.

Measure 2" from the 1/4" line and draw a parallel line.
                                             4.  Continue to draw parallel lines 2" from the previous line.
                                            5.  Pin fat quarters together in between the lines. 
                                     6.  Sew to the left of each line with a 1/4" seam allowance. 
7.  Remove pins. Set seams. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut on the lines.
And now you have a whole bunch of strips.
                                                                                    8.  Open seams and press.
                             Come back for tomorrow's tutorial to see how we are going to use these strips
                                                               with the rest of the HST's pieced into squares!
And now for the giveaway!

Want to win your own Sewline Mechanical Pencil?
To enter:

1.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite joke! 
Here's mine: "Did you hear about the guy who lost his left side?  He's ALL RIGHT now."

2.  Follow the Fat Quarter Shop on twitter, come back & leave a comment saying you followed them for another chance to win!

3.  Follow me on twitter, come back & leave a comment saying you follow me for another chance to win.

Winners will be drawn this Sunday, October 16th. 
Come back next Thursday for another chance to win!
Giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop

16 comments:

CJ said...

My favorite joke huh? Hm, well let's see...

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Cotton
Cotton Who?
Cotton a trap
Must buy more
cotton!

CJ said...

I followed the fat quarter shop on twitter! :) I had to sign up and Fat Quarter shop is the first to be followed on twitter. :)

CJ said...

Following you on twitter! :)

Debra said...

This one cracks me up! I was in the pub yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to fart. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my farts with the beat.

After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my pint and noticed that everybody was staring at me.

Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod

Debra said...

I follow FQS on Twitter @lealee33

Debra said...

Following you on twitter @lealee33

SuzyMcQ said...

How much does it cost for a pirate to pierce his ears? A buck an ear!!! AARRRRGGH!.

Thanks for the great tutorial....I've been wanting one of these pens forever!

Marci Girl said...

I had to read your joke 3 times before I got it....I'm slow and I know it! LOL

My favorite:

Mama, Papa and Baby Tomato are walking together and Baby keeps falling behind. Papa gets angry goes back, stomps on Baby Tomato and screams "Ketchup!"

Kind of a sick joke if you really think about it! LOL Oh and I swear this is the only joke I can tell without really messing it up!

Marci Girl said...

I follow FQS via twitter! @Marci_Girl

Marci Girl said...

I follow you via twitter!

Lindsay said...

This joke really works better if you are telling it out loud, but it's the only one I can think of right now, so here goes:

One of my co-workers came into work with two black eyes today. I asked him how he got the first black eye. He said "I was at the train station and what I meant to say was 'Two tickets to Pittsburg', but what came out was 'Two tickets to Tittsburg' so the lady at the ticket booth punched me." So then I asked how he got the second black eye. He said "I was at the breakfast table with my wife and what I meant to say was 'Please pass the Post Toasties' but what came out was 'You ruined my life you stupid bitch!'.

Julie said...

following FQ on twitter - thanks!

poppyinpink said...

A horse walks into a bar and the barman says: "Why the long face?"
This is the only joke I remember apart from:
How do you get an elephant out of a tree?
Put him on a leaf and wait for Autumn.
Remember, you started this!

poppyinpink said...

I did follow FQS on twitter @poppyinpink

poppyinpink said...

I am also tagged on to you at twitter...great tut by the way. I love the way you make it seam simple. I'll be back for the next part, thanks.

Beth said...

I follow the Fat Quarter Shop on twitter. Now I learn about more of their incredible sales. Very dangerous...

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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