Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Random Strips

Can there be anything more mindless and boring than stitching long strips together?

I have been making and collecting long strips by taking a generous cut whenever I square off a fabric.

My basket was almost half full so I just kept sewing them together.

I did try to mix up the darks with the lights.

And I tried to remember to turn the direction of the stitching so that I would not get too much bowing.

I'm planning on cutting them into 6 1/2" sections to join together into a piano-key border for my larger scrappy log cabin. So right now, it's just a work in progress.

Happy sewing!


Janet O. said...

Oh, how smart to have done this bit by bit. I always say I want to do a piano key border, but when I get to that stage it seems like too much effort and I back out.

straythreads said...

I love piano key borders. They tie it all together. and you are so smart to cut ahead.

Helen in the UK said...

This is a great way of having border pieces on hand, ready and waiting :)

Sarah said...

Excellent idea, Vic! I've been cutting narrow pieces and using them for garden ties. But I have enough for several years so I'm going to start using your idea. Better for stashbusting anyway.
Sarah in California

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