Strips On Foundation

Strips On Foundation

Using freezer paper to stabilize the long stitching lines, reduces any wobble and the mis-matching seams when segments are combined. Simple to complex designs are easily and accurately assembled. Choose from a Mock Log Cabin made with a run of colors, a Crossroads Star with it’s points cut from strip-sets, End of the Day with the strips running vertically, and an Op Art with two separate strip-sets, combined to make a 3-dimensional design.


For the Mock Log Cabin: a run of 5-7 colors, prints or hand-dyes, ¼ yard of each will make the sample with four blocks for the Crossroads Star and End of the Day: ½ yard each of two fabrics with good value contrast. Crossroads Star will also require ½ yard background fabric.

For the Op Art design: one yard each of two fabrics with strong value contrast.
NOTE: if you use prints, find “print-solids” or subtle prints, rather than multi-colored ones.

Usual sewing supplies to include sewing machine with extension cord
Pencil and ruler, paper scissors
Rotary cutter-mat-ruler if desired.

Foundation material will be supplied.