10 March 2009

The beat goes on

Here is the progress I have made on my quilt so far. With Eva away, I am going to have to go it alone for awhile. I have sewn together the four columns of t-shirt material and now I am ready to cut the long strips I will need to sew the columns together. For some reason, this new challenge seems daunting. I keep looking at the fabric I am using to sew the shirts together and I don't know how I am going to cut such long even strips. I am sure I will find a solution though. I just need to do it. Anybody have any advice for this quilting novice?


  1. These columns look awesome Luke! It looks like you stood on something really high to take this picture! For the fabric that you will be using to sew the shirt strands together: Maybe if you fold it in half first, then cut, would it be long enough in length? Or maybe is your cutting board to small to accommodate the length? Katie!!!

  2. Thanks, Eva. My board is 36 inches and the length of the strips need to be 110 inches. I think I am going to lay out everthing on the floor and go from there. Thank you for your help. Hurry home, I miss your on the spot suggestions and creative eye!

  3. I am happy to report that I cut the long strips last night. I ended up laying everything out on the floor and sliding the fabric across my board and cut it to create one long strip. It took a long time, but the pieces look really good. I guess I'll know for sure if they are even once I sew them together. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.



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