Thursday, October 10, 2019

Making Postage Stamps :)

After sewing strip after strip for my rail fence quilt and now for my Postage Stamp quilt I have been giving my sewing machine quite the work out. I am so glad that I have my Janome 1600 back in action....she is a beast!

For this new quilt I have started cutting my strips into 1.5" segments and all I can say is make sure to have a fresh blade in your cutter. I didn't start with a fresh blade and I really should have. It didn't take me too long to figure out that I needed to change it and it made all of the difference. The cuts were much cleaner and it became much easier and quicker to do the necessary cutting. :)

Cutting the strips into smaller segments can be very tedious and long sessions are just a bit too much for me. I like the process of completing several strip sets at a time and then cutting them as I go. It breaks it up into much more manageable sessions.

1 comment:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh yes the I should have changed the blade long ago syndrome. I did the same this week. Wow, what a difference. While I was sewing on my machine I began wondering how long it had been since I changed the needle??????????????????????
Isn't it fun to sew bits of beautiful fabric together and see what happens. Who would have thought squares could be so much fun!