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Postage Stamp Quilt Along: Strip Sets {One Thing, One Week Challenge}

Postage Stamp Quilt Along: Strip Sets

Well I'm running about a week behind on this quilt-along, so I decided to sign it up for Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge. Success! Accountability to others sure gets me moving, thanks Amy!

I put together 16 5-piece strip sets and I'm really happy with how they turned out. I used a Weekends jelly roll combined with solid white strips cut from a bolt of bamboo cotton I have. The big problem was the zig-zag pinked edges of the jelly roll strips! I wasn't sure how to line them up well with the solid edges of the other strips. After several days of delay, I decided to throw caution (and, let's face it, my typically anal behavior) to the wind and just go ahead. I stitched them all up and ironed this weekend.

How do you usually sew with pinked edges???

10 comments:

  1. Cool, another tutorial for me to try! Thank you! My daughter and granddaughter would go crazy over the colors you are using. I look forward to seeing more.

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  2. Very cool and spring like in this winter weather! Congrats on your progress.

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  3. What are you going to do with these? Will you cut them into 2.5 strips and do a checkerboard type pattern? It looks like it will be fun!
    I don't know about the pinking edges. Maybe measure them to see about how wide they are from peak to peak and from valley to valley, and then sew accordingly? Looks great!

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  4. Oh, this will be a gorgeous quilt! Keep up the good work!

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  5. I usually line the peaks of the pinked edges up with the edge of the other fabric. I definitely prefer it when I can sew pinked edges together though, less guesswork!

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  6. When sewing strips together like that, that are destined to be cut up into squares I don't think it really matters how you line them up, but I usually line up the peaks of the pinked edge with the straight edge, sometimes I even cut off the pinked edge, so I have two straight edges to work with.

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  7. So pretty! I joined in that quilt-along late and hoping to get done in time! Way to take advantage of the Challenge and get your strips done :)

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  8. Good for you now you have a lot of cutting to do!

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  9. Those colors make me so happy on this gray day we have here in the Midwest.

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  10. Pretty! Something about a set of strips just looks so appealing to me.

    When I sew with pinked edges, I follow some advice that Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! gave to line up along the tips of the pinked edge. Seems to work pretty well.

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