Mystery Quilt - Step 3

So how are you feeling about this mystery quilt?  Are you loving it?  Are you wondering what I've gotten you into?  Trust me it's going to be mind blowing when you see it. ;)  This weekend we branched out slightly.  We picked up some sewing machines to work on and return to their owner.  We'll see how this goes.  It's a new adventure that's for sure.  Now let's see what we need to do in step 3.
Mystery quilt step 3 making a tube and cutting


Right now we have 6 strip sets, each made up of 7 strips.  We are going to turn them into tubes,  To make a tube you need to sew the pink strip to the red strip.  Do this to all 6 strip sets.
Turning strip sets into fabric tubes.
Make sure your edges are lined up.  I just wanted to show you how it should look.
Finished Fabric Tube
Finished Fabric Tube




Now off to the cutting mat we go.  We need to cut up our strips.  Remember to trim the edge to make it straight.  From each strip we need to cut:


  • 2 - 4" wide strips
  • 2 - 3 1/2" wide strips
  • 2 - 3" wide strips
  • 2 - 2 1/2" wide strips
  • 2 - 2" wide strips
  • 2 - 1 1/2" wide strips
  • 2 - 1" wide strips
Strips from one fabric tube.
Strips from one tube


Right now you'll have 12 strips in each stack.  You should also have a little bit left over from the strip sets.  Cut two additional strip for each width listed above so that you have a total of 14 strips in each stack.  That's it for this week.  Do you have a guess what we are making?  Leave it in the comments below.  

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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

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