Tip for Keeping Strip Sets Straight

I’ve started working on the wedding quilt for my niece. She wanted something classic and yellow. So I’m doing some strip piecing. I used my Accuquilt Studio Cutter to cut a whole bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips.

Have you ever noticed that when pressing strip sets that they can get really wonky? Even if they are accurately pieced, we can stretch them way out of shape when we press. Here is a little tip to keep your strip sets straight. I used a fine line Sharpie, a long metal ruler, and my ironing table.

I used the ruler to draw a long straight line on my ironing table.

Now, when I press the strip sets, I line up the cut edge with this line that I know is straight.

It won’t solve inaccuracies when sewing, but it sure helps me keep my strip sets a lot straighter.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Tip for Keeping Strip Sets Straight

  1. dezertsuz says:

    Great idea! First, though, I want your ironing board. =)

  2. anudge says:

    Thanks for this tip. I always suspected it was in the ironing.

  3. Pat in WNY says:

    Good tip! I’ll give it a try.

  4. Terri says:

    The marker doesn’t get on the fabric with ironing?

  5. Sandi says:

    That is a great tip, Than you! Hugs,

  6. Rochelle Summers says:

    Thanks for that great tip. I hadn’t thought of that. Do your strips ever get cut wonky when using the Accuquilt cutter?

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