Last night my blog reached a milestone…..2 million hits. When I started blogging I never expected I would ever reach so many people! Thank you all for following what I do.
I have been working on this quilt
That machine is in the treadle base I built. It is a Singer 27 made in 1912 and it is fun to use.
I had a few questions about how to cut those striped triangles but I didn’t take pictures while I was cutting and I ran out of striped fabric. But I bought some more fabric.
I don’t know exactly what I will make with this fabric but before I use it up I decided to do a demo of cutting the stripes.
The triangles are 60 degrees and I use a ruler to cut them. The first step is to cut 6 strips and stack them up exactly so that the stripes are all lined up. I was not as careful as I should have been so mine are not perfect in this demo. but here is the stack of 6 (wider stripes are easier!)
Now I place the ruler on the stack and make sure that the ruler is centered so that the stripes to the left and right of the center are equal. It worked out here to use the wider stripe as the center
now cut like this
that stack of 6 triangles will make one hexagon. you can continue cutting like this
lay out the 6 triangles with the straight of grain always to the outside
your stitching lines will all be bias so pin carefully lining up the stripes and don’t stretch. Here are 2 sewn hexagons
If I add more the stripes form triangles
I hadn’t planned to do this design in the next quilt but it sure looks neat…..so maybe……
I think I will finish this one first
and sleepy Teddy