Monday, February 18

Strip Tubing

Hello Everyone,  
One of the local quilt shops here has a monthly tea where they talk about their upcoming classes and everyone is invited to bring show and tell. This past week's meeting was a little different. The quilt shop decided to give a short demo.

Strip Tube RulerTM by Cozy Quilt Designs
Many of those in attendance had heard of The Strip Tube RulerTM by Cozy Quilt Designs but had not seen it in action. It is quite clever!

Strips of fabric are sewn together creating a tube.
Tube of Fabrics.
The ruler is then placed on the fabric tube and with a rotary cutter; triangle units are cut by flipping the ruler.
Placing The Strip Tube RulerTM.
The triangle units are then opened to create half-square triangle units.
Half-square triangle units.
The half-square triangle units are then laid out to make the desired blocks for the quilt.
Arranging the half-square triangle units. 

The book Strip Tubing gives wonderful directions on what sizes the strips need to be for a given size finished half-square triangle unit.
Strip Tubing book by Cozy Quilt Designs.
Here is a video from Cozy Quilt Designs demonstrating the tube technique.
If you would like to see some of Cozy Quilt Designs books and patterns that use the Strip Tube RulerTM click here.

I think this would be a great way to use some of those 2 1/2" wide strip packs. Pair the 2 1/2" wide strips with a "plain" background fabric and the possibilities are endless! What do you think? Be sure to let me know if you decide to try this product.

Until next time…  
Happy Quilting, Kathy

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