However, there are places that this simple process can go wrong. For example, inexact seam allowances can produce blocks that are slightly off in size (which will multiply over the span of a quilt). It’s also easy to produce curved strip sets rather than straight ones.
Fortunately, there are easy solutions. In the following article, Janet Wickell, from The Spruce, provides an excellent overview for making straight, accurate blocks from strip sets.
Kathy Patterson demonstrates the process of creating accurate strip sets in the following video. It’s an excellent one that will show you how to avoid many of the potential pitfalls.
If you’d like to see how strip sets become blocks, watch the following video. It demonstrates the creation of strip sets and cutting them apart for 9-patch blocks.
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