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Free Strip Quilt Patterns - Over 50 Designs!
So, what exactly is a “strip” quilt? One interpretation is that it's a simply a quilt
created using pre-cut fabric strips (such as jelly roll strips) that are either sewn
together as is or cut into smaller shapes such as squares or triangles. Another
interpretation is that it's a quilt that showcases long fabric strips as part of its
design. All of the designs on these pages keep the long fabric strips intact, some
use pre-cut jelly roll strips and others requiring you to cut fabric strips to a custom
Modern quilt designs will often use these longer fabric strips as part of their design.
But they're also a popular choice with the more traditional log cabin quilt design.
And because most of these designs require sewing just a series of simple
rectangles, many of them would make a great first quilt project for a beginner,
especially if she chooses to use pre-cut strips for her design. By using pre-cut
strips, she'll save time cutting and will be assured that her fabric pieces have been
cut accurately - which can be especially important when using narrower fabric
pieces. And by working only with rectangles (as opposed to triangles or any fabric
cut on the diagonal), she'll avoid working with bias edges, which can be tricky to
sew because of their tendency to stretch.
And to avoid bowing, which can happen when sewing long strips of fabric together,
try this tip: Sew the first two fabric strips together at the sides. Then sew the next
strip onto the set, sewing from the bottom up. Then sew the next strip onto the
set, sewing from the top down. Keep alternating in this manner until all of your
fabric strips have been sewn together.
Sew a beautiful quilt using fabric strips with this collection of over fifty free strip quilt
patterns, tutorials, and diy projects gathered from all over the web!
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