Saturday, December 19, 2020

Green - Saturday -

All of the strata are sewn - 
For my Upstairs/Downstairs - Christmas - GREEN

So the next step is to get them all cut - 
And for that - I use my die cutter - 
I have a die that will cut 5 strips at a time - 
And I can layer up to 10 layers of fabric - 
So it makes quick work of what could be a very tedious task - 
I don't sew the strata into tubes first because the strata lie flatter if I don't - 

And I'm less likely to get a "wonky" cut - 
I don't mind the "tube" sewing - it's brainless chain-piecing - and relaxing -
And  - it's worth it to me to not get the wonky cuts - LOL - 

So I take one strata and put it down with the selvages just PAST the last blade - 

With the seams showing which also helps it to lie flatter -


And fold it back on itself - 
With the fold just PAST the last blade on the left side - 
Then fold it again at the edge on the right side - 
So I have three layers - and will get 15 cuts - 
Enough for 3 blocks -
Stagger the next strata - and do the same thing - 

Load as many as I feel like - up to ten layers - 
I kind of over did it on this one - but it was fine - 

Put the plastic mat on top - 
And crank it through - 
Peel off the scrap ends - 
Roll up the "segments" -

And put them on the cookie sheet to be sorted later -
I'll do that part tomorrow - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 



Katie said...

You're killing me here with all the suspense! But I suppose I'll just sit here patiently and wait with the rest of your readers...

Gene Black said...

LOL.. I am with Katie. The suspense! But we will wait and enjoy the "ride."

Sue said...

Haha! I make 3.

Jennifer Gail said...


Linda Swanekamp said...

I appreciate your showing the steps in photos. I get lost in word descriptions. I am learning a lot, thanks.


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