Step 4 - Cutting your strips sets into your arc strips

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Thea Posted: Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:01 PM

 

Here is a picture of my fabric lined up on my cutting mat - what I am trying to show you is that we are going to trim that one end - if you see the middle purple fabric is just over into the straight edge ruler - I am going to trim this as frugally as I can to get a straight edge.

I frugally straightened my edge.

For the 18" ring size which is what I am making here I have to cut these strips at 2 1/2" - So as you see on my ruler I have lined up one of the horizontal lines across my seam line as I want all the seam lines to be 90 degrees - I have lined the edge up with the 2 1/2" line on my ruler and I will cut here.

As you go across your strip set - if your strip set gets off kilter - not lining up horizontally for what ever reason - attempt to straighten it with pressing again - and if that doesn't work - trim frugally again to get it straight...

By cutting frugally on my edges and keeping my strip sets straight - I was able to get 8 strip sets from each of my 6 fabric units sewn together .  This is where I got my measurement from as to how much fabric I was going to need.  

Now you can move on to Step 5

 

 

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Thea replied on Thu, Nov 17 2011 8:08 AM

I was cutting some more strips this morning so I could continue making my BP DWR quilt and was thinking what a difficult thing it is to move that ruler and keep the lines straight.  I remembered that I have a June Tailor shape cut ruler from years ago - I got it out - dusted it off...lol... and used it to cut my strips - now the one I am doing right now is the 18" arc and the strips have to be cut in 2 1/2" increments - I laid the 6" line across one of the seams to make sure the strips stayed straight - and I was able to cut 4 strips in each section.  

The ruler that I am using has the 1/2 and 1" lines marked - I do know that she makes one that has the 1/4" lines marked for those doing the 12" size... I think I have one on my wall somewhere... more dusting later...

 

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bhogan replied on Fri, Jan 31 2014 3:06 PM

I have a 15" templet and it says to cut 2" strips, I did and sewed each together, now I cut 2" strips across the sewn strips but my templet does not fit the 2" strip.  What is wrong? bhogan

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Thea replied on Fri, Jan 31 2014 5:19 PM

Go to step 5 - I believe you are going to sew the strips again before they will fit the template!  Not quite sure though need to look at the next step!

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Jan 31 2014 5:20 PM

bhogan:

I have a 15" templet and it says to cut 2" strips, I did and sewed each together, now I cut 2" strips across the sewn strips but my templet does not fit the 2" strip.  What is wrong? bhogan

yes you need to go to step 5 

http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/groups/double_wedding_ring/forum/t/26797.aspx

 

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