Strip Piecing – A Beginners Guide

Strip piecing is a quick and easy way to piece a quilt top and it is the perfect place for beginners to start. Two or more strips of fabric are sewn together in parallel rows. Once these rows are sewn together, this is called a strip set. The strip set is cut into segments called units. Units are sewn together to other units or fabric pieces to construct larger units for the quilt top.

Most often the strips are cut in various widths from larger pieces of fabric giving the quiltmaker a strip of fabric approximately 42″ long. Using this method cuts down on the time it takes to cut and sew units together.

Check out the new Strip Piecing Tutorial in the Learning Center at QuiltNotes. You'll find step-by-step instructions and 4 videos showing how to do this technique.

ArticleStrip Piecing Tutorial

Here are the tools I recommend for strip piecing.

              

You'll also find a new pattern with two strip pieced quilts, the Rail Fence and the 4-Patch.

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