Strip Piecing is the meat and potatoes of quilting. Any time you are able to strip piece segments of a block, or an entire block, you save a ton of time! This weeks tutorial
demonstrates how to strip piece a basic Nine Patch block.
If you've never used a rotary cutter, now is the time to learn! Don't try this method with scissors, it defeats the purpose of accuracy and speed. Please check out the video
I included on the tutorial that shows some basics on using a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. By the way, no purchase is necessary, but if you lack the basic tools, we have them on sale
during Beginner Nine Patch month!
If you're teaching a newbie these rotary cutting skills, please be sure to teach them safety tips, like closing or locking the rotary blade, where to place the opposite hand to prevent getting cut, and how to "walk the hand" up the ruler to keep the pressure even and keep the ruler from slipping.