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Thread: strip sets v. separate piecing

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    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
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    When I look at it, I see fence rail, just turned differently?????
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    A lot of patterns have been around a long time - before we got smart and figured out how to do strip sets.

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    It's possible they wanted the 2.5" strips cut on the lengthwise grain to help keep them from stretching, making the blocks more stable, since they are fairly large pieces. Otherwise, I don't know either.

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    I use strip sets whenever I can. I have also learned to read the instructions ahead of time especially with online "designers" sometimes the way they do things is not the most efficient or intelligent way. I made one quilt that taught me that. There was a lot of matching of points that was totally unnecessary had it been constructed a different, easier way. I really should rewrite that pattern and save others from the same fate I had...

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    Alot of profressionals do things the hard way, such as Fons and Porter.
    Eleanor Burns is into simple and easy ways so have alot of her patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    It's an online pattern I've used before - but last time I used a layer cake and jelly roll so did not cut it as written in the pattern. Cut each 10" square in half so had 5 inch centers instead of 4.5". Then sewed the 2.5" strips on each side and squared to 9" I think.

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    http://kickassquiltsupplies.com/Share/taketwo.htm
    That is a really good idea! Thanks for sharing
    Love 4 stchen

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    Yes this pattern could be strip sewn. There are MANY was to peice a quilt and this is just one of them. Actually it may be easier for beginners since it can be tricky to sew a 44" strip and get it all even with not bowing! The cut pieces can be chain sewn which would seed up the process!!!!

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