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Thread: Barb_MO's Bargello Tutorial -*- Cutting strip sets

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    Cutting strip sets
    Now, that you have sewn your strips into panels/strip sets and ironed with seam going in opposite directions for each strip set you are ready to cut the strips sets into more strips.

    Cutting directions: You have your strips sets laying down with the wrong sides facing up. (photo #1)

    Take first one off the stack and lay it on the cutting mat and straighten one end (photo#2)

    Fold the strips set right sides together, with six fabs on bottom and 5 on top. I like to do it this way so I'm sure my ruler will reach the end of the set.
    On the right side, match up the seams in two of three places and pin, (Photo #3). This helps to keep the set from shifting as you move it around and cut your strips.

    If the left is still straight you can start to cut the strips according to what size you need. In the case of #1 set, that would 3 1/2". (photo #4) You may have to straighten the left size after a few cuts. With the ends pinned on the right side you can smooth it out, be sure all your seams match on the left and cut a new straight edge. Use lines on rull to line up with seam line to get straight cuts. continue cutting the 3 1/2" pieces until you have the required number. As you cut the strips unfold and stack together.

    Use this process until you have cut all the strip sets into needed amount in the required widths and stacked...and you will then have 2,156 little pieces sewn (photo#5). Not once did you have to pick up and sew two little pieces together or sew strips into tubes, cut, then snip out threads to open where you needed a certain color on the top.

    Next set of instructions will be to arrange all these strips so they will be sewn in order to make the four sections of your quilt.

    #1 Strips Sets Ironed , Stacked, Ready to Cut
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    #2 Straighten one end of strip set
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    #3 strip set folded and pinned on left
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    #4 One strip cut from first strip set.
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    #5 All sets have bee cut & stacked. There are 2,156 pieces stacked here
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    For discussion on fabric choices and arrangement, photos of bargellos I've made, cutting and sewing strips, pressing, etc. read through "Bargello Tute" at http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43226-1.htm

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    Barb, when I clicked on"Bargello Tute" at http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43226-1.htm for the discussion on fabric choices and arrangement, photos of bargellos you have made, cutting and sewing strips, pressing, etc. it takes me back to "cutting strip sets". Thanks Bevster

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    Well, it sure does. try this link
    "Bargello Tute" http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41828-1.htm#975492

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    Barb, I guess that I missed it ......how wide is each strip in each panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki Z
    Barb, I guess that I missed it ......how wide is each strip in each panel?
    you cut all your fabric 2 1/2 inch wide. when you cut the strip sets they vary according to the pattern. You will find all that information on the other tutorial thread.

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    cut and ready.....

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    You mean, you are ready to start swing the pieced together? if so, you are so fast!
    Better get my next steps written up and posted.
    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    cut and ready.....

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    i had the panels done last week before my eye surgery..so was just waiting on cutting those.. so when you posted that part i cut them... cutting is the fast part..sewing all those stips..that is a different story !!!

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    I've been working of some other quilting projects in between doing this and keeping my house in order, but have all the pictures ready, so will get the sewing message up later today/evening.....That when I get to show off my one finished section :-)

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    i just finished a quilt in between cutting your strips.. so i know what you are saying.. doing laundry. dusting. vacuuming.. cooking..lol
    ready to start next step so anxiously waiting to see your finished section and directions !!!

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    sewing a section message is a
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43362-1.htm

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    wow, thanks

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    I just posted nessage on completing one section of the quilt

    All four parts of the tutorial on making a bargello can be found in the virtual section http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1012

    Bargello tute started by Kyiav10 (Discussion about doing a tutorial, fabric choices, design and layout)
    Barb_MO's Bargello Tutorial -*- Cutting strip sets
    Barb_MO Bargello Tutorial *-* Arranging cut strip sets for sewing
    Barb_MO Bargello Tutorial *-* Sewing one section

    Or you can find then by being on the main page down near the bottom click on All User Defined Sections. The Bargello tutorial should be first on the list

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    Barb, Are the names of the tutorials below in the order which we are to follow?
    1. Bargello Tute (13 pages)
    2. Cutting strip sets
    3. Arranging cut strip sets for sewing
    4. Sewing one section

    Thanks Bevster

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevster
    Barb, Are the names of the tutorials below in the order which we are to follow?
    1. Bargello Tute (13 pages)
    2. Cutting strip sets
    3. Arranging cut strip sets for sewing
    4. Sewing one section

    Thanks Bevster
    Yes, that is the order. The first one we discuss the different pattern layouts, fabric choices and arrangement of the fabrices and cutting the 2 1/2 " strips. Sewing the strips together to form the panels/strip sets that you cut to the required width and ironing the strip sets.

    Cutting the strip sets the required size and the number you need from each set. The size of those strips range from 3 1/2" down to 1".

    The next step is to arrange those strips to form the design. There will be enought of those to made the complete quilt top. they will be sorted into 4 stack, one stack for each section of the quilt.

    Once the strips are arranged, you will chain piece them to form the sections.

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    I was going to try to change the title of this message thread to show that this is the second part of the tutorial....but cant figure out how to do that.

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