Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beginner’s Quilt-Along

Here is the second block for Quilting Gallery's Beginner's Quilt-Along, a variation of a rail fence block.

I am making a scrappy pink quilt to use up a bunch of the random fabrics in my stash, but some of the other students have chosen coordinating fabrics that are really stunning.  You can check them out at the flickr group site.

I am curious.  The instructions for making this block had us sewing long strips together, then cutting them to the size needed for the components of the blocks.  I know this saves a great deal of time, but I always seem to end up with slightly skewed components that way.  I actually get more accurate pieces if I cut the strips down to size, then sew them together.  I think it has to do with the long strips stretching slightly as I sew them along.  Does anyone else out there ever have similar problems with sewing long strips?



  1. No, I haven't really had that problem.

    Are your starting strips cut straight?

  2. I didn't have that problem either. Maybe it has to do with your fabrics?


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