Barb_MO Bargello Tutorial *-* Sewing one section
Photo 1 Now you are ready to start sewing these strips. Place one stack at your sewing machine
The sewing process is the same as you did in the piecing of your strips sets.
The way I sew these together will construct one section from right to left.
Start by picking up two strips, turn the top one over right side to the other one and sew through the strip matching seams. This should be easy because you have ironed seams, one up and one down. I don't pin these so I can life the top one a little and nudge the seams close together.
Tip: If you start sewing these strip and the one on top has the seam ironed up....every time you sew two strips together, in this pass, the seams will be going up. It that is not the case....then something is wrong! Check it out now, because you might have turned the strips turned over, or you are missing one strip.
Don't cut threads between pairs, we are going to chain piece all the way through the stack. Check your bobbin, don't want to run out of thread and have all these strips loose, in the floor behind your sewing machine. Feed pairs through one after the other
When you get to the end you may have an orphan strips, that is when you clip the chain from the machine. Take the pair you take from the machine and lay if face down on the orphan strip and sew.
Photo # 3
Now you can cut the chain and pull it off the machine. I lay this pile on the floor on my right side, so I can drape the first strips of the chain in my lap.
From the chain in the lap, cut off the first one and place face down on the 2nd pair, sew through these strips....continue to chain piece through strips and, each time if there is an orphan in your lap, get that one attached to the chain before starting again.
Photo # 4
One section completed. You can iron this one now if you want. Iron all the seams in the section to one side, doesn't make any difference which way. You will decided later which way you will iron the seams in each panel according to if you will be stacking the sections or turning up upside down to make the diamonds and circles. What ever layout you use you will want the seams to be opposite directions when you sew your section together.
Photo #5 close up view of one section.
Photo #6 close up view different direction
#1 Strips for one section ready for sewing
#2 Orphan strips ready to be sewn on
#3 Pile of strips in a chain in the floor
#5 close up of section
#6 close up section turned around
#4 the first section completed