Quick-Strip Paper Piecing »
InstructionsI found the instructions had a lot more strips than I needed, especially of strips 4 and 5.
In the video, Peggy assembles the wedges into quarter-blocks and then plays with layouts. I left mine as one-eighth wedges so I could look at the different coloured star options.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Holiday
Cotton fat quarters and remnants, sewing thread, Peggy Martin "Quick Strip Paper Piecing" course materials
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make a Christmassy table runner, and had originally planned to do three woven stars in a row, but paused to look at the green and red star options as well. I am now thinking of using all three as they are laid out here.
What are you most proud of?
I've only made one serious mistake so far - I sewed the fourth strip when I should have sewn the third, and had to unpick eight pieces - BUT I realised before I'd cut anything, so the fabric wasn't wasted!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Watch the whole video through, then go back and watch each segment again just before you do that step - it's not really difficult, but Peggy has lots of handy tips that make life easier and I just can't remember them all at once!