Get Accurate Strip Sets with a Little Prep Work!
In an ideal world every jelly roll strip will measure exactly 2 1/2″ from tip to tip of the pinked edges. Sadly, they often don’t.
In some cases that may not matter. In others that variation in width can create problems as you’re combining pieces cut from strips and strip sets.
The solution is to do a little prep work before you begin sewing. Start with measuring the width of the strips.
Samantha from Aqua Paisley has written an excellent article explaining how to achieve the most accuracy with jelly roll strips. She tells you how to measure and what to do if your strip widths are a bit off (in most cases they’ll be a bit wide).
She then goes on to explain how best to sew and press strip sets. Even experienced quilters are sure to learn something from her insights.
Plus, for anyone who’s wondering, create your scant quarter-inch seam by measuring from the peaks of the pinked edges (not the valleys). That’s true for all pre-cuts.
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