Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pineapple Progress

Pineapple Work Station

More 2.5" strips have been cut and added to the pile.  I mix them up real good (will post a picture of my new process later), stack them up and deal them out to several blocks and then sew.  My one rule is that I can't use the same fabric twice in a block.

I was using a large metal wastebasket and mixing them and pulling out strips randomly (without looking) as I sewed.  It didn't take me long to realize that the strips were fraying badly and I was spending too much time trimming off the frayed strings.  All that tumbling and digging around was just to much for the strips!

Right now, I'm working on six blocks at a time...dealing out the strips, sewing a round on each one, pressing all, and then trimming all...much less up and down, wasting time and motion.

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