Happy Friday to all! I wanted to try string piecing last weekend. It is so unstructured and fun to do. Also a great stash buster. I cut out 8 inch muslin squares to use as a foundation.
Next, I upended all my strings on a chair next to me for easy picking! I also hauled my scrap bucket from upstairs and plonked that down on the other side of me!
Then I just started selecting pieces of fabric and sewing them down. I look at the quarter inch marking on my walking foot to keep me on the straight and narrow.
Place a string right sides facing onto your existing string block. Sew down using a quarter inch seam. Iron it open and trim roughly so that you can make out your square shape. (You will trim your block down to 7.5 " when you are done - squaring up!!!)
Strip pressed open!
Four blocks stitched together to make a big block. I have been pondering and I think that I am going to do sashing to show off the blocks.
Meantime, I am so behind on my Building Houses from Scraps that I am stitching a few of the units as I string piece. Both projects use small scraps. Since my hugem bucket of scraps is down here I am just making a few houses too.
Try string piecing!!! It is a lot of fun! Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.