Hi everyone, I'm new here and relatively new to quilting. I have made this quilt twice so far. The first one I made at a retreat in May similar to the directions on the other thread.The next one I followed a friend's suggestion, And cut 20 strips in half, then cut the other 20 strips into thirds (approximately 13 inches), which really helps with the scrappiness. Before sewing, I put the strips in the dryer on the air only setting for a few minutes to make it more scrappy. When ready to sew, I put the strips in a large bag and picked them out randomly to sew. Will try to figure out how to post pics of both.I have now started cutting my own strips using a June Taylor gridded mat. With this mat you can cut strips from 1/2 inch to 12 inches. Very easy to get perfectly cut strips with this tool and it is my new favorite tool.