Here are a this week’s questions I received about my Charming Chevrons quilt tutorial.
Ivy asked if I was sitting down while rotary cutting.
Yes, for part of the time I was, when trimming all of those triangle squares! I keep a medium sized mat next to my sewing machine while piecing so that I can trim as necessary. (Then I just move it out of the way when I’m machine quilting or need more sewing surface area.)
For smaller pieces like the triangle squares I can comfortably trim while sitting. However, for larger chunks of fabric, or for rotary cutting lots of individual units, I will stand to cut. I have a larger rotary cutting mat that I keep on my large utility tables (which are the same tables I use for basting – with the emphasis on the word UTILITY!)
Aggie & Kathie are both making their quilts with double the amount of squares cut from Layer Cakes. They need to know the new dimensions.
Their layout will use almost twice as many triangles squares, a total of 320 to be exact (with 16 leftover). This size quilt will finish at 64″ x 80″ and the setting will be 16 triangle squares across by 20 triangles squares down. But we are getting ahead of ourselves since that will be part of next week’s homework! See last Thursday’s follow-up post for another way to use a Layer Cake for this quilt.
I enjoy answering your questions while making this quilt, so keep them coming! You can either post them here on my blog or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll respond with updates each week.
Be sure to email me pictures of your progress so I can share them during sew and tell!