Thursday, August 30, 2012

SPEAKING OF ZIG ZAGS....



. How about a zig zag border? I originally saw this as a paper pieced project, but heh I want to do this in my life time. Lets piece it. I started with two strip sets. I call the black fabric the background and the orange the zig. So I cut my black strips 2 1/2 inches and the orange 2 1/8 inches and created two strip sets with orange in the middle. Press each set in the same direction ( all rows pressed in same direction). Place one set on top of the other right sides together with seams opposed, that way they will nestle when sewn. Cut a 45 degree angle at the beginning of the strip. Measure 2 1/2 inches and cut. Continue cutting sets of 2 1/2 inch blocks keeping the 45 degree angle.. Pin the seam you want to sew and sew in sets of two. Set your seams then press to one side. Sew sets of two into sets of four. At this point I choose to trim my unit to 6 inches by cutting at the "v" of my black background. You may decide to have a narrower strip. Cutting is up to you. Continue adding units until you get the desired length of border. The cutting numbers are not in stone. Try your own measurements to get the width you want. YOU ARE IN CHARGE! I also have used this strip in the body of a quilt that is pieced in rows. It is very versatile. Any comments?????






6 comments:

Sarah said...

I LOVE Seminole Piecing projects - thanks for the reminder that I should make another one...

Maria said...

That looks perfect...thank you for sharing. Love to visit your blog...

kheli said...

Ohh, love your thought process here! Will have to try!

Roxanne said...

I had no idea how to get the zig-zag effect. You make it seem easy. I want to try it!

Annie said...

I want to try it too

Linda in NC said...

Way cool! Thanks for sharing the process.