I just watched this and thought it would be a super fast way to make a baby quilt for co-worker of DD that she has been nagging me to make. The baby's room (boy) will be sage green so I have a lot of neutrals I could use for the "pop" color. Whaddya think?
Posts: 9063 | Location: Always Moving A Bit | Registered: Jan 27, 2003
That would make such a cute baby quilt. I'd have to do something with all those bias edges that you end up with on her technique, but it's nothing that a little starch, pins and slower sewing wouldn't take care of.
I like the chevron design she creates with the HST...but, I do not like her sewing method.
Yes, it is quick...but leaves each square with bias edges which does not make for a very strong block when assembling the rows.
Since my life if just FULL of multiple projects going at once, these blocks are bound to get moved around a lot...and then I'll have one big mess trying to get those bias edges to behave and keep the squares all nice and uniform in size.
I like the design however...and might give it a try for a Quilt of Valor in reds, blues, and white background fabrics.
But, I'll be stitching the "old fashioned way" Mark the center diagonal line...sew 1/4 on both sides, cut on the line. Then, my blocks will all have nice strong straight or cross grain edges.
Thanks for the idea!
Posts: 4324 | Location: Alabama | Registered: Nov 26, 2007
I like Evelyn's approach to the chevron. To answer your question about the edges, yes, the outside edges of the top will still be unstable. By using the technique that Jenny shows, the seams that you have sewn are sewn on the outside edges of the fabric squares and those are the stable edges. Once you make the cuts, you are left with edges that are all on the bias. The outside edges are still bias edges.
Even though it looks like Evelyn's might also have bias edges on the outside, the pieces of fabric between the seams are small and you will have much less chance of stretching fabric being a problem.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Will Quilt for Chocolate,
WQfC, You're right about the bias edges. When I do blocks like this I make full blocks, draw a line where I'll cut the outside, then staystitch beside it before cutting. I'm actually making a blouse right now and forgot how often I staystitch when sewing clothes. It has a v-neck and a couple of other places that the staystitching is very helpful.