Monday, September 27, 2010
The checkerboard row: this can be done by stitching two long strips together and cross cutting into sections. you then turn the section to make a 4 patch block. you then sew the blocks together to form the row, with one extra section added at the end, This method is the easiest , when you put the sections together the seams will slide into one another, giving you neat and tidy points.
If you are using scraps and want to use all different fabrics, you can cut up lots of sqaures at 2 1/2 inches and piece them all togeher to make the row.
A tip to try out ideas, use a sheet of sqaured paper, and using one sqaure on the paper to represent one sqaure on the row, use coloured pencils to colour in the sqaures. this will give you an idea of what your row will look like.
Good Luck and have fun.