How can it be Tuesday already? I almost missed posting. So, I will keep this one short and sweet.
I spent the day ironing fabric and planning a quilt. This quilt is based on a nine patch. The first photo is getting ready to trim off the selvages from a strip set. One of the keys to to keeping everything straight is making straight cuts. There are a couple key places I make sure are straight….One – align a line on your ruler with the seam line and two – make sure you are also straight on the edge of the strip. If one is not aligned and straight, double check your seams!
#1 – I prefer to align a ruler with the seam lines, it will keep the piecing straighter.
I did some seam pressing, too. The photo shows how I make sure I don’t get any tucks in the seam. Hold the fabric you are pressing to up and push with the tip of the iron toward that fabric. I always press from the right side of the fabric. This also helps to avoid tucks in the seam line.
#2 – Press seams from the right side, it will help avoid tucks!
Now to sew a bunch more seams! A report on the finished quilt later this month.