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Looking for a Technique.

sewingsurvivor | Posted in General Discussion on

I would like to use a technique that I believe I saw in  a Threads magazine once but I am not sure what it is called.  It may be a guilting technique.  I believe that you cut several strips of fabric and sew them together and then cut them and rearrange them so you have different patterns ie checker board look etc. 

Does anyone know what I am talking about……

Sewing survivor…


  1. starzoe | | #1

    I think it is called chenille. I've seen jackets using this technique and believe they were what was highlighted in the Threads issue. It was in issue #67.

    1. sewingsurvivor | | #3

      Thanks for the info,  I checked issue #67 but I didn't see what you are talking about.


  2. sewelegant | | #2

    I am not a quilter, but it sounds like Seminole piecing.  Several years ago it was very popular and Nancy Zieman had several patterns using that technique to embellish some of her clothing.


    Edited 4/20/2008 3:21 pm by sewelegant

    1. sewingsurvivor | | #4

      Thanks for the help!


  3. katina | | #5
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    bevaau | | #6

    Sounds a bit like Ricky Timms Convergence Quilts but I am not sure they were ever featured in Threads.

  5. LindaG | | #7

    Yes, I have made quilts like this. The book I used was called "Quilting for People Who Don't Have Time to Quilt" by Marti Mitchell.I believe the technique is called strip quilting. For a checkerboard, cut strips of fabric perhaps 1.5 inches wide (for a 1" checkerboard -- your choice of size, just add the seam allowances. The strips are sewn together along the long sides to form a striped piece of cloth, alternating dark and light. After pressing seams, cut across the length of the newly made piece the same width as the original strips so that you create a little strip that is 1.5 inches wide. To assemble the checkerboard, take one dark/light cross cut piece and sew it to another one, matching the seam lines.There is a way to sew the strips in a tube and then open them selectively to create a color variation, but it is more than I can explain!Linda

    1. sewingsurvivor | | #8

      thanks for the help,  maybe I can find the book.....



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    genevieve | | #9

    Yes, I have that technique - kindly scanned for me by a UK Gatherings member, when I asked about it last year. If you email me: [email protected] I will forward the pages as an attachment.  I'm dleighted to pass on the gift that another sewing colleague gave to me.  regards genevieve.

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