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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