Susie had a question about how I trim these Quick Strippie quilts to keep the sides even without losing a lot of the width. Hopefully this makes sense.
First, you’re working with 3 different fabrics and cutting them all width of fabric … From selvage to selvage. I DO NOT remove the selvages.
I start with sewing my two narrower strips together and trim them even — because fabrics widths vary, one most likely will be will be shorter than the other. Once all of these sections are sewn and trimmed, I sew each of wider novelty fabric strips to one of the smaller strip sets and trim even. I then finish assembling the top.
The top still has selvages on both sides but the sides are fairly even at this point. I layer and quilt the top now and once I’m done, I lay out the quilt on the floor and trim the sides just barely inside the widest selvage on both sides. I use my ruler and the edges and seams of the quilt to keep it square as I move up the sides of the quilt.