Last week, I opened a jelly roll of blue and brown 2 1/2 inch strips.
I sewed them into pairs. Here are all
the pairs freshly ironed. All that ironing was boring and I soon lost interest
I traced a LOT of shapes for future applique projects instead.
I worked on them a bit Friday night while sewing with friends. (I had M&Ms to get me through)
Today, I finished cutting all the pairs to a width of 5 inches. There was very little waste.
Here is the stack of pairs I ended up with. Ready for some fun?
Choose two pairs. Don't put the blues or browns beside each other.
Place the pairs right sides together with the seams horizontal. Sew down each side, left and right.
Cut down the middle (2 1/2 inches here). Each one will open from the middle out.
Well look what happened! Two sets of four patches :)
Place your pile in easy reach, and start chain stitching in pairs, right sides together.
This might take awhile, but it's fun!