Monday, February 2, 2015

Strip Piecing a Quilt of Valor - Betcha can't make 'Just ONE!'

Just in time for National Sew Day - a quick tutorial on how to strip piece a colorful Quilt of Valor.

Start out with a minimum of 30 - 42 patriotic 2 1/2" x WOF strips:

Two stacks of 20 strips
Unbundle and start sewing end to end on the bias:

After a while of 'strip piecing' all these strips, they start adding up:

Once ALL the strips are sewn end-to-end, time to snip the units apart and trim the seam allowances:

Strips sewn together, ready to be trimmed
Trim seam to 1/4"

Don't forget to trim those 'dog ears'

All trimmed and ready for pressing
And just look at this nice BIG pile of strips pressed and ready to be sewn together:

ALL Patriotic strips sewn together, seams trimmed & pressed
Don't forget to whack off about 18" off that first piece prior to sewing:

Find out what to do next by watching this neat video:

Sew Lady Sew!
UPDATE 2/4/2015:

Sewing the strips together
All finished - ready for borders!

These Patriotic Strip Quilts are Fast, FUN, and turn out Fantastic each and every time!  The only problem - , they're so much FUN to make, betcha can't make 'just ONE' ;-)  Just ask Doris - we've lost count how many she's made AND... she's STILL making them!!  Way To Go, Doris!!!

Grab yourself some colorful Patriotic fabric strips and get busy sewing for our'll be glad you did!

Deb Lindley/East Central Illinois Quilts of Valor State Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor…”

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit established and operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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