I got all the rest of the strip sets sewn and sub cut yesterday. This is not a final layout but it does show one of each strip set.
And I have a couple time saving tips for you as well. The first is only for those that have die cutters. Sorry!
After I make my strip sets, I subcut them with my strip cutting die. In this case, the original print strips were cut at 2 1/2 inches wide. So I lay them out on my 2 1/2 inch strip cutting die like this:
You can see that I have gently folded them to fit. I also have marked my die to make sure that my new cuts will be perfectly perpendicular to the seams in my sets. I lay the cutting mat on top and run it through the die.
And here they are all ready to sew!
Bonnie mentioned in a comment yesterday that she couldn’t believe all I got done before work! She didn’t know that I didn’t have to be there until 1 PM yesterday! But it does lead me to another tip. And that is, to sew something, anything before work. And I almost always do. Even when I have to be there at 9 AM. If I get something started before I go, I am much more likely to get back at it when I return home. Maybe I don’t sew, but I will get some pieces laid out and ready or play a bit at the design wall, perhaps sew a row of a pantograph at the long arm.
I also only work part time but I guess telling you all to quit your jobs wouldn’t be a very helpful tip. And my kids have all left the nest but I certainly won’t suggest that you kick any of your little birds out! But those two things do help make more time for quilting!
Have a wonderful day!
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