Monday, March 2, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I've been playing around with the idea of cleaning and organizing my sewing area (I'm working on it, but not whole-hearted.) and while doing so, realized that I have a number of "orphan" 2.5" batik strips. I'm sure that in the back of my head I thought I would use them for scrappy bindings, but since that hasn't happened yet, I decided to do something with them now. I pulled 27 strips out and sewed them together in this order.

Bali Pops, Jelly Roll, 2.5 Strips, Batik Strips

Do you notice how uneven the right side is here. None of these strips have been cut. These are the exact lengths they were in when I opened the original package. Isn't it kid of crazy to see how much difference there is in the lengths? 

Bali Pops, Jelly Roll, 2.5 Strips, Batik Strips

And, the difference is not just by manufacturer. Some of the short strips were part of a pack from the same manufacturer as the longest strips. Now, to be fair here, the shortest strip measure 43.25" and the longest strip measures 47.5" so none of them would be an issue for me to run out of fabric since most patterns are written using somewhere between 40" - 44" of usable fabric. I just thought it was interesting. 

Anyway, my "plan" is to cut these strips vertically, insert some coordinating fabric(s) and sew them back together again. Do I have a real plan? No! I'll just make a cut or two and go from there. 

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Nann said...

Your non-plan sounds great to me! It is interesting how fabric width varies. I know a piece is vintage because it is either 36"w or 44-45"w. Newer stuff is 40-42.

barbara woods said...

Sounds good