Easy stripe patchwork cushion Inject a little stripy fun into your decor with this easy and effective patchwork cushion tutorial by Karen Lewis – it’s sure to coordinate with your new quilt like a dream! If you’ve been busy piecing strips since you saw Karen Lewis‘ brilliant strip quilt tutorial, we’ve got just the thing to use up those springy scraps. Take a look at more of Karen’s designs over at karenlewistextiles.com, or follow her on Instagram @karenlewistextiles.
Easy stripe patchwork cushion
What are strip quilts? Strip Piecing is a time saving method of making patchwork quilt blocks. Strips of fabric are cut across the width of the fabric the size needed for the block. The strips are sewn together into “strip sets”, then cut to the size needed to become segments of a quilt block.
Strip Piecing is a time saving method of making patchwork quilt blocks. Strips of fabric are cut across the width of the fabric the size needed for the block. The strips are sewn together into “strip sets”, then cut to the size needed to become segments of a quilt block.
Stitching fabric strips together reduces your need to cut and sew many small individual pieces of fabric. Strip sets can also be sewn to other segments to make a block. This method is used in many quilt patterns. Strip piecing can be used in blocks from simple to complex.
Benefits of Strip Piecing
- Strip Piecing is a big time saver. Traditional piecing would be sewing each individual piece together, one at a time.
- Sewing together strips of fabric can be done quickly and efficiently, then cut to the size needed for the block.
- You will be able to make many segments (or block parts) at one time.
- Quilt blocks can be made from one strip set or from a series of strip sets making this a very popular technique.
What I Wish I Knew When I Started Strip Piecing
STRIP PIECING does make things fast and easy but it is always important to cut and sew accurately. When sewing more than two strips together, reverse the starting point for each new strip. This will encourage your strips remain straight.
Press to set your seams then follow the pattern’s pressing directions. Strip sets make lots of units quickly. It is very wise to make sure that you are sewing the right pieces together before you have a whole pile of units that are stitched incorrectly! We hope you enjoyed this beautiful pattern, and that you can make it in the colors you love best to get the best pattern. You can get this download here in www.gathered.how. or