Make Perfect Stitch-and-Flip Units Without Squaring Up

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Perfect Your Piecing With This Ingenious Technique!

Most quilts and quilt blocks are made from six basic units. These include half-square triangles, flying geese units and snowballs.

Stitch-and-flip is a popular way to create these units as you don’t need to deal with stretchy triangles. However, most methods require squaring up the units once sewn to make them perfectly square.

Make Perfect Stitch-and-Flip Units Without Squaring Up

Gerri Robinson has developed a method that in most cases produces perfectly square units (or elements, as she calls them) that don’t need to be squared up. This is a huge time-saver.

The secret to her method is “marinating” the background fabric used for these units. To do that she uses light-body (light hold) Magic Sizing.

Watch how her method works in the following video.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

If you tend to create units that are a bit wonky, this can be a game-changer that helps you perfect your piecing.

 

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