I have a fantastic quilt piecing tip to share with you. It is not an original tip. I read about it a long time ago in a quilting book, and I have had the opportunity to utilize this quick piecing tip many times over.
For the quilt I’m working on now, I had to cut 160 strips measuring 1-1/2 inches by 21 inches (see picture above). I was able to use my scrap pile consisting of many different colored prints. Then these strips needed to be sewn together to make a total of 80, 2-piece strip units. To make this task easier and faster, follow these steps:
I can’t begin to tell you how much time this saves when you have the daunting task of sewing many quilt piece units together. The thread spaces between the units don’t have to be perfect, just enough room to cut them apart. As I said before, you can sew as many together as you want. I sew until I am tired of sitting, then I cut some apart and press those and either immediately or at a later time I sew the rest. That way, the process is broken up and doesn’t feel so tedious to me.