Quick question. I am making a lap size quilt for a friend of mine that just finished her cancer treatment. The pattern shows 7 lines of fabric on the front. 4 of them are a 5 1/2" wide stip of a prissy cut fabric that goes the length of the top. The other 3 are pieced using 3 1/2" squares. I have 2 pieces that are 5 squares wide and 28 squares long and 1 piece that is 4 squares wide and 28 squares long.
My question is this, when I add the strips of the prissy cut fabric are there any tips to sew it on, or is it so easy you just slap it on there? The prissy cut has no corners so I don't have to worry about matching anything. I just don't know if I should treat it like a pieced strip or a sashing.
Oh...and I discovered something while I was piecing the long strips this weekend. There were no clear instructions about which way to press the seams since there are 14 pieces of 5 or 6 colors in it and it was put together randomly. So, I pressed them all with the seams going in one direction. When it came time to complete the piecing process, I found that sometimes I had to press the seams to the other side to match my corners. I thought it would be a big pain, but it wasn't. All my corners matched up quite nicely. The only problem I noticed was when I flipped it over to make sure all the seams were pressed, some of them looked perfect with no folds or anything, but others looked like when the went through the dog feeds to be sewn they flipped the other direction. Does anyone know how I can prevent that from happening?
I'm so glad this top is almost over! Not sure I'll be able to give it to her by Xmas...but maybe soon afterward.